The Chantry

Throughout the past year we’ve been telling you about our involvement in the REVEAL Project where, amongst many other things, we’ve been carrying out painstaking research to understand the layout and contents of the house at the time of Jenner’s death in 1823 in order to create a 3D virtual reality game.

Ahead of the release of The Chantry on the PlayStation®VR platform later this year, we wanted to show you some of the differences between the rooms now and how we believe they may have looked two hundred years ago using screenshots from the game.

The room we now call the Drawing Room is currently used for exhibitions:

An exhibition room in Dr Jenner's House

In The Chantry it is transformed into Jenner’s Dining Room:

Virtual reality representation of Jenner's Dining Room

© Sheffield Hallam University Enterprises Ltd./The Jenner Trust

An upstairs exhibition room tells the story of the eradication of smallpox:

An modern exhibition room

In The Chantry it is restored to its use as the bedroom of Jenner’s younger son, Robert Fitzhardinge Jenner:

A bedroom recreated in virtual reality

© Sheffield Hallam University Enterprises Ltd./The Jenner Trust

Perhaps most striking of all is the change from museum shop:

A museum shop

To the Breakfast Room, the hub of family life:

A breakfast room recreated in virtual reality

© Sheffield Hallam University Enterprises Ltd./The Jenner Trust

And there’s so much more to discover in the game itself! We are really excited about our involvement in this project as we believe this could be the first time that an historic property has been recreated in a virtual reality game. We hope that it will bring Jenner’s story to life in a new way for people across the world.

We’ll be offering our visitors a chance to try it out very soon and it will also be available on the PlayStation®Store. Please keep checking our website and @DrJennersHouse for more information.

flag_yellow_lowThe REVEAL Project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Number 732599.

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