A NEW attraction will bring augmented reality (AR) to a popular tourist spot.

Launching this week, Colliding Forces: Augmenting Windermere Jetty Museum brings the hidden relationship between technology and nature to life.

The AR experience utilises 3D animation and weather driven data to create two immersive digital sculptures, constantly shifting and revealing aspects of the museum never seen or imagined before.

Internationally recognised digital artists Daria Jelonek and Perry-James Sugden, from London-based Studio Above&Below, bring a new ground-breaking piece of work to the shores of Windermere.

Colliding Forces is part of the ongoing artist commission programme by Lakeland Arts.

“What augmented reality enables us to do curatorially, is to offer another layer of meaning,” said Helen Stalker, Senior Producer at Lakeland Arts.

“Working with Studio Above&Below has invited a completely new and surprising way of looking at the things we have in our collection. Before this project we would never have imagined being able to see swirling water droplets or pieces of a disintegrating boat tumble through the air around us.”

From this week, visitors can borrow a tablet from the reception desk when they arrive at the museum and will soon also be able to download the app from the App store or Google Play to their phone.