First World War Centenary App

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Get more out of your visit to the Pitt Rivers Museum. The Pitt Rivers Trails app uses iBeacon technology to alert users to new discoveries as they explore the galleries. It uses audio and text descriptions to highlight interesting artefacts on display.

This app has been released to mark the centenary of the First World War. Travelling from Asia to Europe to Africa. You’ll be introduced to both personal and collective stories from the years during, before and after this international conflict.

Developed by Pitt Rivers Museum and Mobile Oxford, University of Oxford.


  • There are 12 artefacts to find across the three floors of the Museum
  • iBeacons use bluetooth technology to communicate with your device
  • Visual hints and maps to help you navigate the galleries
  • Discover horned helmets, concealed weapons, musical instruments, ‘trench art’ and emergency money 


  • Protective amulets associated with the First World War
  • Entries selected by Museum curators and narrated by experienced Museum volunteers
  • Trail suitable for older children and adults


Oxford University Museum Collections (Chinese/English)

An app introducing the four major Oxford University Museums in Chinese and English, developed by the 2017 Leadership Program Team from UESTC (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China) in collaboration with Summit Education Enterprises, in consultation with the Oxford Museums. This is a free tool designed to make knowledge about the collections in Oxford more accessible to Chinese speakers. It includes floor plans and highlight object descriptions for each museum, top tips about visiting and facilities and a built-in Google map function providing the best route going to any of the museums from the user's current location.





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Privacy policy: The Pitt Rivers Trails app does not collect personal information. We do use Google Analytics to collect general anonymous information about which screens are used most frequently so that we can improve user experience in the future.