How to use this tour

This tour has been created to give you as complete an impression as possible of what it’s like to visit areas of The Homewood to which you may find it difficult to gain access.

It consists of a series of panoramic images – these are not videos, but special still photographs that allow you to view in all directions, as if you were turning the camera yourself. In some rooms, it also gives you the opportunity to explore furniture and fittings by opening doors and drawers – something that most visitors are not able to do!

The panoramic image for each room contains a number of ‘hotspots’. These are areas of the image that contain items of interest, or doorways that let you move to another room. When you move the mouse pointer over these hotspots, the text below the image will change, telling you about the items in the image, or letting you know that you can explore features or move to another room by clicking the mouse button.

When you visit a room, the image will initially be turning slowly by itself. Underneath the image will be text telling you about the room, its design and its history. To explore the room for yourself, move the mouse pointer over the image, then press and hold the mouse button. Moving the mouse while holding down the button will move the image as if you were turning the camera. The further you move the mouse from the its initial position, the faster the image will turn.

When the pointer moves over a hotspot, it changes to look like this: Cursor appearance when over a hotspot. The text below the panorama will change to tell you about items in the hotspot.

Sound iconWhere this icon appears, you can hear a spoken version of the text giving information about the room or items of interest. To play the spoken commentary, click on the icon, or simply press the "A" key on the keyboard.

At any time, you can return to the introductory text for the current room by clicking on the words ‘Show room introduction’ underneath the list of rooms to the left, or by pressing the "S" key on the keyboard.

This page is displayed in the standard format. If you find the text difficult to read, you can make it darker or larger. You can change the text style at any time by using the menu on the left.

This page is displayed using darker text. If you find the text difficult to read, you can make it larger. You can change the text style at any time by using the menu on the left.

This page is displayed using larger text. If can read it without difficulty, you may prefer the standard or darker settings. You can change the text style at any time by using the menu on the left.

 


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