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BBC tours UK libraries with VR

May 13, 2019

The BBC is taking its VR experiences out on tour this summer, bringing them to people in a number of libraries across the UK.

From now until the end of July, people will be able to visit more than 40 local libraries throughout the UK to try out experiences from the BBC, like Congo VR, People Just Do Nothing VR and 1943 Berlin Blitz, for free.

Users keen to try out virtual reality from the BBC can find out if their local library is showing on this online schedule, which will be updated each week with details of where the tour is heading next:

Zillah Watson, head of BBC VR Hub, says: “Virtual reality is an extraordinary way to experience a story, by immersing yourself in it completely you get a huge connection to it. The trouble is that headsets are expensive, and only a very small number of people have them at home. That’s why we wanted to bring some of our favourite experiences out on the road, and by putting them into local libraries across the UK we’re hoping to give everyone the chance to try out virtual reality.”

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