Utilising XR to meet the challenges Heritage attractions face successfully and sustainably: From the undersea exploration of the Mary Rose to the top of Spinnaker Tower

The session will commence with a 5 minute video presentation on the collaborative Community renewal Funded project Enabling XR Enterprise (eXRe), followed by a panel discussion (with Museum/Visitor Attraction guests). eXRe utilises the power of immersive technology to meet the challenges that museums/heritage and visitor attractions face. The panel will also discuss the role XR plays in helping museums and heritage/visitor attractions to move towards net zero and increase sustainability. This will include a discussion of the role of XR in reimaging place – as finding more sustainable and effective ways to wayfind between the cities heritage offerings has been a key part of the project with Gosport Borough Council, as well as with our wider heritage partners.


  • Adrian Hull, Head of School, Creative Technologies, University of Portsmouth
  • Marc Cook, XR Producer, University of Portsmouth
  • Pippa Bostock, Business Director, Centre for Creative and Immersive XR, University of Portsmouth
  • Tony Sammut, General Manager, Spinnaker Tower