Project: Supply of Orpheo Hybe multimedia guides and development of a web app

Location: Leeds Castle (United Kingdom)

Year: 2023

In 2023, Orpheo proudly announces a partnership with Leeds Castle, one of the Ten Treasure Houses of England. As a leader in UK tourism, Orpheo introduces its latest technological offering—the Orpheo Hybe multimedia guide. This cutting-edge device emerged as a natural choice for Leeds Castle, fostering an immersive journey through history. Nestled in the heart of Kent, Leeds Castle isn’t merely a glamorous historical landmark, it stands tall as a revered tourist attraction, beckoning visitors to step back in time and delve into its rich legacy.

Orpheo, together with the visitor experience team, undertook a comprehensive overhaul of Leeds Castle’s interpretation, offering tours in nine languages. Beyond delivering 300 Orpheo Hybe devices, we also developed a Progressive Web App (PWA) to enhance the visitor experience at Leeds Castle.

At the core of this collaboration are two meticulously crafted tours, featuring audio content that is automatically triggered to give visitors a deeper understanding of Leeds Castle’s fascinating history. The first tour, narrated by renowned castle historian and curator Catherine Pell, provides a captivating overview of the castle’s 900-year legacy. The second tour delves into the 1930s, offering a glimpse into the life of Lady Baillie, the last private owner of Leeds Castle.

“As we continue to evolve in our mission to create innovative solutions for cultural experience, the collaboration with Leeds Castle stands as a testament to Orpheo’s dedication. We are proud to have contributed to the revamped visitor experience at Leeds Castle and look forward to further enriching cultural and tourism initiatives on a larger scale,” said Edward Hoddle, Managing Director at Orpheo UK.

This collaboration marks a significant milestone for Orpheo, officially launching the new Orpheo Hybe visitor device in the UK. As we celebrate this partnership, Orpheo remains steadfast in its pursuit of enhancing cultural and tourism experiences worldwide.

Here are some extracts from the tour

The Library
The History of Leeds Castle tour

Lady Baillie’s Bedroom
The History of Leeds Castle tour