Pocket Curator mobile app

We are proud to have created Pocket Curator, a free interactive way of exploring the Museum. Pocket Curator contains a selection of animations, audio commentary and interactive demonstrations of Museum objects. You can download Pocket Curator for free from your mobile app store.

Unlock the secrets of some of the fascinating scientific instruments on display in the Museum:

  • listen to revealing stories from the curator;
  • watch fascinating animations and video explanations; and
  • try some of the instruments yourself to understand how they work

The app is available for download in the Apple App Store and on Google Play.

This mobile visitor guide puts the curator in your pocket in a tour of some significant and intriguing objects on display in the Museum. Bite-sized audio stories from Dr Stephen Johnston (Head of Research, Teaching and Collections) reveal the history and uses of objects, while animations, videos and interactive demonstrations show how they work.

This first release of Pocket Curator offers information on seven objects spread across the three floors of the Museum, including Einstein’s blackboard and equipment used by radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi in his first demonstration of wireless technology.

The app is designed to be used as part of a visit to the Museum, but most of its content can be viewed outside the building.

Pocket Curator was developed as a partnership project between Oxford University Museums and the Mobile Development Team within the University of Oxford’s IT Services department. If you have any questions about this app, please contact wireless@museums.ox.ac.uk.

Download on Google Play or iTunes.


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Privacy policy
Pocket Curator does not collect personal information. It does use Google Analytics to collect general, anonymous information about usage in order to improve user experience and future releases.