Wander from room to room through Houghton Hall and explore the magnificent art collection of Sir Robert Walpole, Great Britain's first Prime Minister.
Wonder at masterpieces by Van Dyck, Poussin, Rubens, Rembrandt, Velazquez, Maratta and Murillo, reassembled in their spectacular original setting for the first time in over 200 years after they were sold to Empress Catherine the Great to adorn the Hermitage in St Petersburg.
Professor Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage Museum, describes Houghton Revisited as an 'installation' - this very high quality app provides you with the opportunity to explore Houghton's interiors as they were intended, designed to house this unique collection.
We hope you enjoyed your visit to Houghton Revisited in Summer 2013. The app provided a perfect pocket guide whilst you were there and will provide an excellent reference, allowing you to 'visit' the exhibition virtually anytime in the future.
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Ratings and Reviews
This is almost as impressive as the exhibition itself and sets a standard that should be followed by all major exhibitions. My only criticism is that the individual images of the pictures could do with a bit more information about the picture, artist etc.
I regret that I did not find the app until after my visit.
As somebody who could be described as an enthusiastic amateur, I appreciate high-quality photography, the value of which is rapidly being eroded by a fast-moving low-impact society. It's nice to see this glimpse of a beautiful old house with (in the best possible sense) beautiful old fashioned photography with care taken over a subject matter clearly important to the person.
This App is outstanding. Invaluable during our visit to Houghton enabling a close look at pictures hung too high up in the rooms for close examination. Very surprised we only saw one other person using the App on an iPhone. Our iPad version was much admired by other visitors. Well done to the makers.
- Wide Eyed Vision limited
- 122.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- © WideEyedVision Ltd
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.