Busselton Jetty had a multimedia makeover

The Busselton Jetty had a multimedia makeover with new and interactive technology available for visitors to experience life underwater. Image supplied.

The Busselton Jetty had a multimedia makeover with new and interactive technology available for visitors to experience life underwater. Image supplied.

The Busselton Jetty Museum had a multimedia makeover which brings to life a new experience with interactive and virtual reality technology.

At the heart of the redevelopment is five virtual reality headsets which feature a 3D experience where users feel like they are underwater.

Busselton Jetty project officer Michelle Reiger said when visitors place the goggles on their head they felt like they are diving under the jetty.

Mr Reiger said people could also learn about the history of the jetty through interactive timelines on wall touch screens.

“There are three centuries worth of images, videos and stories, many of which have been contributed by the community” she said.

“People could also discover some of the 300 marine species that live beneath the jetty on the marine discovery screen. Users select a marine species, it then comes to life with underwater footage.”

“The other interactive wall screen displays 360 degree marine vision where the user touches and swipes the screen to discover mermaids, divers, coral and fish.” 

Busselton Jetty chief executive officer Lisa Shreeve said they would like to thank the community members who supplied photos and stories for inclusion along with Mike Dunn from Phimedia who developed all of the technology.

“We encourage the community to continue to contribute any images or stories as the interactive displays will be updated regularly as new content comes in” she said.

Entry to the museum is free and is located in the Interpretive Centre.

The multimedia makeover was possible with help from Lotterywest, Royalties for Regions and the South West Development Commission.