The exhibit, open until 31 August, uses 3D computer generation to recreate the voyage of the captain's ship HMS Endeavour, during which he discovered New Zealand. Using a joystick, visitors will be able to navigate the interior of a 3D reconstruction of the vessel. Entitled "Virtual Endeavour", the exhibit is financed by the European Commission. An Internet site showing scenes from the exhibition is accessible on http://www.nhm.ac.uk/SICMA/promo.Reuse content
Visitors to the Natural History Museum in London will tomorrow be invited on a virtual voyage with the 18th-century explorer Captain James Cook in an experiment which could foreshadow the future of museum galleries.