A new iPhone app from the Museum of London will allow owners of the handset to ‘look back in time’ and see how over 200 locations looked in the past.
The Streetmuseum app, which launched as part of last month’s opening of the museum’s Galleries of Modern London, overlays images of the past on modern-day scenes and also offers an archive of images which can be explored in detail, along with information about Streetmuseum’s photographs and paintings.
Professor Jack Lohman, Director of the Museum of London, said: “The launch of the Streetmuseum app is an exciting development for the Museum of London, opening our unique collections to new audiences in a thought-provoking and creative manner. London’s stories are varied and many-voiced. This app allows the present and the past to collide and share their secrets. Streetmuseum opens up the city in new and exciting ways.”
The free app, which is available via the iTunes store for the iPhone for 3G and 3GS, was designed by creative agency Brothers and Sisters.
Creative Director Steve Shannon said the firm “are delighted to have the opportunity to share the Museum’s riches with our fellow Londoners.”