Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum
The Pod, as a part of a consortium led by Acumen Design and including Bluebottle and Generation-e, are putting the finishing touches on a $3m upgrade of the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village in Warrnambool.The upgrade is designed to maintain Flagstaff Hill’s position as a premier tourist destination along the Shipwreck Coast.
The Pod created a 17 screen immersive theatre show to welcome guests to the village as well as six multimedia activations that run in the village during the day. A smart phone, site-specific interactive game for kids is also about to come online.
As well, two nighttime spectacular sound and light shows have been produced by the Pod and Bluebottle (who did the environmental lighting) which bring stories of the area’s maritime history dramatically to life. One show deals with the disastrous wreck of the ship Loch Ard, while the other features the coast’s whaling history, which has seen whales going from almost being hunted to extinction to the present day where whale watching is a major attraction along the coast.