Over the past five years, Point3D has amassed a portfolio of 3D virtual tours for Ottawa’s cultural and heritage spaces. Many of Ottawa Museum Network museums are temporarily closing their doors to the public as the virus begins its spread in Canada. In an effort to “flatten the curve” of the spread, large gatherings of more than 250 people should be avoided. Cultural landmarks are frequenlently traveled and right now it’s safest for visitors and staff members to social distance themselves. Right now, many museums and galleries in Ottawa such as the Bytown Museum have closed until further notice.
With all that new-found-time at home, you can still visit Ottawa museums virtually. Many forward-thinking Ottawa museums have ‘gone digital’, digitizing exhibits and artefacts with the latest imaging technology to create 3D models and immersive virtual reality experiences. With exhibition space available for 27/7 viewing, visitors can walk the different areas and learn more about specific artefacts.
While self-isolating from COVID-19, there are several Ottawa museums and landmarks to visit virtually! Below are a few of our favourites.
1 Canal Ln, Ottawa, ON K1P 5P6
Closed until April 16, 2020
The first museum we scanned happens to be Ottawa’s oldest stone building. The Bytown museum showcases Ottawa in its early years. The construction of the Rideau Canal and other historical events in Ottawa are exhibited here.
5525 Dickinson St, Manotick, ON
Closed until May 20, 2020
Another building of the Bytown era, the Watson’s Mill is Ottawa’s last fully-functional water-driven flour mill. In this 3D virtual tour you can explore special areas like the water pump basin and mechanical room.
DICKINSON HOUSE MUSEUM
1127 Mill St, Manotick, ON K4M 1A2
Open By Appointment
A step into the lives of the Dickinson, Spratt and Watson families, owner/operators of the grist mill across the square in Manotick, ON.
3929 Carp Rd, Carp, ON K0A 1L0
Closed until further notice
The Diefenbunker is 100,000 sqft. of bomb shelter space for Ottawa’s polical members. Explore it’s vast tunnel and level system in this expansive, multi-model Matterport tour.
FAIRFIELDS HERITAGE HOUSE
3080 Richmond Rd, Nepean, ON K2B 7T9
Closed until April 05, 2020
An impressive 19th century Gothic Revival farm house, Fairfields Heritage House represents the homestead and community building legacy of the Bell family.
WE ARE OTTAWA’S MATTERPORT AND 3D VIRTUAL TOUR SPECIALISTS
We are very proud of our work with Ottawa’s museums. If you or your organization is interested in leveraging our service in Ottawa, Montreal, or Toronto please contact us directly for information.