Take a virtual tour around Cambridge’s Trinity Hall
Trinity Hall has become the first college at the University of Cambridge to use a ‘3D virtual tour’ system that allows anyone to ‘walk’ around the 671-year-old grounds.
Using the tour you can see the historic buildings by the River Cam and pass along the same corridors as famous alumni like Professor Stephen Hawking and actress Rachel Weisz, as well as former prime ministers, novelists and Nobel laureates.
Dr Marcus Tomalin, director of admissions at Trinity Hall, said: “The University of Cambridge can often seem like a remote and inaccessible place, especially to potential applicants who are unable to attend open days and residentials.
“Therefore we must do everything we can to enable people to visit Trinity Hall remotely and explore its facilities. This new virtual tour will make it possible for prospective applicants to wander through all the main spaces on Central Site, including several student rooms.
“The college has never before been opened up in this way to the public, and we are thrilled that so many visitors will be able to find out more about the beautiful learning environment we provide.”
Online visitors can now navigate their way through all the main spaces on Central Site, including several student rooms, the historic dining hall, and both the modern Jerwood Library and the Old Library where books dating back 900 years can be found. The tour can be accessed via the college website at trinhall.cam.ac.uk/study-with-us/virtual-tour/.
Trinity Hall is the first Cambridge college tour captured by Venue View. Keith McMahon, managing director of Venue View, who personally captured the footage, said: “It was an honour to be asked to shoot Trinity Hall. The buildings’ history and uniqueness make it such a special venue. It was essential that the virtual tour does justice to how wonderful the spaces are in ‘real life’.”
The project was made possible by a donation from alumnus Tim Bunting who recognises the importance of widening participation.