Coastal Timetripping is the result of a collaborative project between Cornwall Museums Partnership and Falmouth University, with funding from Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly LEP.
Using Cornwall’s distinctive heritage to support digital innovation and economic diversification in five coastal communities by maximising Cornwall’s digital infrastructure, skills, and heritage for the benefit of the local economy. The county’s distinct history coupled with its growing immersive-tech sector has created a unique opportunity to position Cornwall at the forefront of the transformative potential of such technology.
Via timetripping, you’ll traverse through both time and geographies, discovering the enigmatic coastline, rich heritage and surrounding landscape of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. This Coastal Timetripping travelogue exists to inspire, and to provide insights and advice from a group of Cornish locals, so you can make the most of this special and enchanted land. Inspired by the TV cult creations of, amongst others, Dr Who, Outlander, Dark, Black Mirror and Stranger Things, Coastal Timetripping also unlocks a set of opportunities to ‘timetrip’.
Five special museums in rural locations are the beating heart of this travelogue and are, and will be, the home to specific timetripping technology that makes it possible for you to go on the ultimate modern-day historical journey. Alongside your physical adventures around the Cornish coast and the Isles of Scilly, you can unwrap new understandings of the people, the lives and the stories of the ones who have gone before us.
Coastal Timetripping is here to guide you to the hidden gems, linking you to Bude, Porthcurno, St Agnes, Looe and the Isles of Scilly – as well as connecting you to the history, heritage and landscapes in between.
Take it at your own pace, using any kind of vehicle or mode of transport. Step into the adventure, open your mind and all your senses to Coastal Timetripping, exploring today, whilst embracing the intriguing reality of yesterday.
Photography credit: Louise Robertson of Travel and the Girls.