Safe Haven

An immersive soundscape and visually augmented journey which will take you back to when Seale Hayne was a military hospital during the First World War. The site was used to treat hundreds of shell shock victims and pioneering treatment was led by Arthur Hurst whose controversial methods led to some seemingly miraculous results.

Collect your kit bag from reception and take a journey which follows the recovery of the patients within this extraordinary sanctuary.

Safe Haven has been commissioned by Hannah’s @ Seale Hayne and is funded by Heritage Lottery, Arts Council England and Plymouth University.

Mercurial Wrestler worked with Calvium, Earfilms and Tony Walker to create this app trail. Calvium have created immersive soundscapes for The Guardian, built experiences around Shakespearean comedies for the RSC, and walked people around the streets of Soho for the National Trust.

Safe Haven - It was a miracle that literally saved the lives of dozens of shattered men.

The technology used in the interactive tour around the military hospital is so intricate, yet so easy to use that it felt like you were there at the same time as the war veterans - the footsteps you hear, the stories you are told and the videos that you watch all have such great effect that it makes you want to do it again.

Student from Coombeshead Academy

For details on visiting Seale Hayne and taking part in Safe Haven, click HERE