Loading Events

All Events

  • This event has passed.

Weaving Voices – Future Technologies

January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Using Immersive and Virtual Technologies to Increase Visitor Engagement with Heritage

Join Dr. Tom Jackson as he leads us through exploring the potential for virtual and immersive technologies to deepen visitor understanding of sites of historical and cultural significance, such as museum collections, archives, industrial ruins and memorial sites.

He will look at the work he has done here at Sunny Bank Mills, both around the site and in the Archive as part of the Weaving the Web project which started bringing our Collection to life in a digital world. He will also talk about his work with other cultural institutions including holocaust sites and museums.

This is a hands on informal talk with a limited number of attendees, so you will be given plenty of chance to ask Tom questions about his work. The format will be a 1hr talk by Tom followed by the opportunity to visit the rest of the Archive yourself as part of the event.

We strive to be as accessible and inclusive as possible, and thanks to National Lottery Heritage Funding, not only are all tickets subsidised, but also, this event will be BSL interpreted as well as being able to offer a limited number of free Accessibility & Inclusivity tickets to Deaf and disabled customers, and also to students.

About Tom

Tom is a lecturer in digital media at the University of Leeds.


The venue of the talk (the Bobbin Room & Archive) has flat access into the building, and a short ramp in one area. The building also has accessible toilet facilities. Thanks to National Lottery Heritage Funding, this talk will be BSL interpreted.

If you have any questions or concerns about accessibility, please email [email protected].

Free parking available on site.

Talk terms and booking conditions

Event bookings can be cancelled and refunded up until 7 days before the scheduled start date. Please note that Eventbrite’s booking fee is non-refundable.

If we need to cancel this event for any reason your ticket will be fully refunded.


January 20
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Book Now


Sunny Bank Mills Museum & Archive
Water Lane
Farsley, LS28 5UJ United Kingdom