the 360 virtual adventure...
Explore the lighthouse by clicking in the box above
Click on the + signs to discover things.
Click again to close them.
Click and drag to move around the space.
As you move you’ll trigger sounds and you can build your own
soundscapes. You can move anywhere as it’s in 360.
So explore the earth and skies!
Click on the doorways to move to new spaces.
You can go full-screen by clicking on the icon in the bottom right corner
and it will take you to a new tab. You can also mute the sound
with the volume icon.
You can stop or pause your journey by clicking
on the Exit experience button in the bottom left corner.
Make sure your sound is on and ideally you're wearing headphones.
Be sure to scroll down the rest of the website to discover more when you finish.
Be patient, as things take time to load (especially with poor internet connection)- better than the 1800s though.
Unfortunately our 360 lighthouse tour doesn't work on mobile,
so have a peak on the computer when you get a chance!
look to the earth
The earth surface tells us loads of things- it's really like a book.
Not only does it tell us about the past, but about what might happen in the future.
So it's super important to read it!
I guess you met Mary?
Mary Anning was a fossil collector who lived on the Jurassic Coast in the South of England back in the early 1800s. The Jurassic Coast is famous for its abundance of fossils and interesting landforms. She would have probably been a fan of rock music had she been born much later...
This is a painting of Mary (with her bad-ass bonnet) and best friend 'Tray' from the mid-1800s, along with some really cool sketches she did of belemnites
(ancient pointy sea creatures).
Click on the play button to
listen to Mary ....
and there are many more...
Do you know these other amazing scientists? Hover over them to bring them to life and click on the music note to hear them sparkle.
Shirley Ann Jackson
Conducted breakthrough research with subatomic particles that enabled the invention of fax and fibre optics.
Joan Beauchamp Procter
A zoologist and herpetologist (researcher of amphibians and reptiles)
Hungarian scientist who created the first 100% solar powered house in 1948
Experimental physicist who made huge contributions to science
Maria Ogilvie Gordon
A Scottish geologist, paleontologist,
Mae C. Jemison
American engineer and astronaut- and the first black woman to travel in space
One of the first computer programmers who made the first algorithm- in the 1800s!
Noted for her work in mapping dark matter and dark energy in space
Laid out the theory of radioactivity and was the first woman to win a
Created the ability to isolate blood stem cells in 1991
Volcanologist specialising in volcanoes of North Korea
American psychologist known for her research on children's visual systems
The Lighthouse at Cromarty which you've explored is in fact a research centre for Marine Biologists.
Another exciting fact: the team is almost entirely made up of women. You can hear some of these scientists talking about their research in the stairwell of the 360 tour. You can also read all about their research here.
resources = more fun things you can do
For young people in the Highlands...
Hugh Miller Birthplace Museum, Cromarty (for fossils and local geology)
You can also go and visit this lighthouse at Cromarty, Black Isle!