Designed for tea lovers in London, our mobile trail guides visitors through the city’s favourite tea-drinking places while showcasing collection highlights of this most British of pastimes.
This platform was made possible through the Europeana Food and Drink project, which is funded by the European Commission under the ICT Policy Support Programme as part of the Competiveness and Innovation Framework Programme.
We’ve been open since Victorian times, when Frederick John Horniman first opened his house and extraordinary collection of objects to visitors. Since then, our collection has grown tenfold and includes internationally important collections of anthropology and musical instruments, as well as an acclaimed aquarium and natural history collection.
Unusually for such an important museum, you can see our collection up-close and face-to-face. You can even pick up, try on and play with some of our objects.
Our visitors come time and again to explore our free museum, take part in our activities and enjoy our 16-acre gardens. And they discover something fascinating and mesmerising every time.
Semantika is one of the leading Museum Applications providers in Central Europe. With over 10 years of experience in Collection Management Systems, our client list includes museums and galleries of all types and sizes, including national, regional, municipal and private institutions.
Recognizing the rapid growth of the mobile market in recent years, Semantika has been focusing on implementing multi-touch technologies and natural user interfaces into different types of institutions in the public and private sector.
Europeana Food and Drink supports cultural heritage organisations in exploring valuable opportunities for commercial partnerships with other industries. It seeks creative solutions and sustainable models for commercial re-use of digital cultural content around the theme of ‚food and drink‘.
A suite of products developed by the project partners will showcase the commercial potential of cultural heritage collections and make the case for their digitisation. In open innovation challenge events novel collaboration environments will be initiated and examined.
Through it‘s open and interactive approach the project will facilitate the exchange of knowledge and verify the feasibility and the potential for success of solutions and models developed.
Europeana brings together the digitised content of Europe’s galleries, libraries, museums, archives and audiovisual collections. Currently, Europeana gives integrated access to over 27 million books, films, paintings, museum objects and archival documents from some 2,200 content providers.
The content is drawn from every European member state and the interface is in 29 European languages. Europeana receives its main funding from the European Commission.