Recording Britain – Downloads

The Recording Britain app is available for free for iOS and Android. It accompanies the Recording Britain exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, showing in the Millennium Gallery in Sheffield from 3rd April to 2nd November 2014.

Recording Britain is a remarkable collection of watercolours and drawings depicting the changing face of Britain during the Second World War. The exhibition features over 70 highlights from the full collection.

The app helps convey a sense of what Britain was like at the time the paintings were created. There are wonderful videos from British Pathé and readings of John Betjeman poems. The app uses beacon technology to detect the user’s position within the exhibition and show relevant content. Please note that you do not have to be in the exhibition in order to access the content in the app.


Requires IOS7 and is currently available for iPhone 4s and above and also iPod touch 5th generation and above. Download from the App Store

Apple App Store

Android – FREE

Requires Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) for manual use and Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) with Bluetooth 4.0 for automatic location detection. Download from the Google Play Store

Download from the Google Play Store

Recording Britain App