BARDEUM – Walking Tours 12+

Immersive Self-Guided Tours

Museum Edutainment, LLC

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.9 • 21 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Go beyond the traditional audio guide and immerse yourself within the fascinating stories of the past with BARDEUM’s self-guided audio/visual walking tours written by the world's best storytellers - including award-winning, bestselling authors; journalists; & renowned historians.

“Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” – Ancient Proverb

BARDEUM tours offer more than just dry facts – listen to the story of a true event as you are guided through a site – like stepping back in time. Our experiences are narrated by professional actors, including film and television stars. Our audio is enhanced by images to help bring history back to life, including digital reconstructions.

By combining the magic of history, travel, and storytelling we aim to transform your visits into educational, entertaining & unforgettable experiences. Download a BARDEUM audio / visual tour and step inside a history lesson disguised within a great story.

• Self-guided audio / visual walking tours written by the world's best storytellers - including award-winning, bestselling authors; journalists; & renowned historians.
• Step inside the story of a true event as you are guided through a site.
• Explore the site on your own phone and at your own pace.
• Listen offline. Avoid loading pauses and/or roaming charges.
• Listen as often as you like. Once you download a tour, it is yours forever. Listen at home and/or at the site.

"The Great Exhibition walking tour must be the closest thing we have to time travel.” Inga Vesper, journalist

"Hugely evocative - you can imagine the crowds, displays, and excitement. Both fascinating and moving. Highly recommended!" Elizabeth Norton, writer & royal historian

"A magical tour...brilliantly written. it weaves you into its story and you are spellbound, watching the decline, fall and execution of the King - and you can’t do anything to stop it." Kate Williams, CNN royal historian 


• HISTORIC CITY CENTER. “The Unveiling of Michelangelo’s David” by Laura Morelli (The Giant).

• HYDE PARK. “The Great Exhibition”, by Elizabeth Macneal (The Doll Factory) & narrated by Tuppence Middleton (Downton Abbey).
• KENSINGTON GARDENS. “Tales of a Mistress in the Georgian Court” by Tracy Borman (King’s Mistress) and narrated by Flora Montgomery (The Crown).
• ST. JAMES’S PARK. “Death of a King: The Path to Execution” by Lord Charles Spencer (Killers of the King) & narrated by Anthony Howell (Selfridges).

• CIRCUS MAXIMUS. “The Charioteer” by Margaret George (The Confessions of a Young Nero) & narrated by George Blagden (Versailles).
• COLOSSEUM. “Blood and Sand” by Simon Scarrow (Eagles of the Empire) & narrated by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Oz, Lost).
• PALATINE HILL. “The Sibylline Prophecy” by Simon Turney (Sons of Rome Trilogy) & narrated by Philip Stevens (Lapwing).
• ROMAN FORUM. “The Death of Cornelia” by Amanda Mercer & narrated by Dan John Miller (Leatherheads).

• KING’S GRAND APARTMENTS. “Decadence & Diversions” by Leslie Carroll as Juliet Grey (The Marie Antoinette Trilogy).
• KING’s BED CHAMBER & THE QUEEN’S SUITE. “Revolution Comes to Versailles” by Leslie Carroll as Juliet Grey (The Marie Antoinette Trilogy).

• THOMAS JEFFERSON MEMORIAL. “To Begin the World Again” by NYT bestselling author Laura Kamoie (America’s First daughter).
• KOREAN WAR MEMORIAL. “Unforgotten” by award-winning journalist Hampton Sides (On Desperate Ground).
• FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL. “Courage & Determination” by 2x Pulitzer finalist and NYT bestselling author H.W. Brands (Traitor to His Class).
• VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL. “Behind Enemy Lines” by NYT bestselling author Eric Blehm (Legend, Fearless).
• WASHINGTON MONUMENT. “Retiring Becomes Him” by Pulitzer Prize winner Edward J. Larson (Franklin & Washington).
• WWII MEMORIAL. “Field of Fire” by award-winning journalist Gregory A. Freeman (The Forgotten 500)

What’s New

Version 1.6

Updated home screen UI

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

bikeandbrew ,

A fun way to visit the DIA

Wasn’t sure what I was in for but I had been planning a trip to Detroit and the DIA for awhile so I downloaded the app and Murder in the Great Hall story. It was a very very pleasant surprise. I learned more about the art and artists in the Renaissance galleries than I had in all previous trips to the DIA. And it was a way more fun and engaging way to do it! I highly recommend the app which is simple to use and the story which was a clever way to impart real facts while distracting me with a good fictional mystery story. Well done - I hope they have more stories near me soon. Otherwise I may have to just go to Italy!

omni024 ,

Loved it!

We did the Death of Cornelia experience in the Roman Forum. Great story! Learned so much and seeing the reconstruction images of the monuments and temples was super cool!

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Revolution Comes to Versailles
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The Sibylline Prophecy
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The Charioteer
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Decadence and Diversions
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Blood and Sand
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The Unveiling of Michelangelo'
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