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This is not a game. This is History. Live through the war to end all wars unlike ever before. Presented by legendary “Hardcore History” podcaster Dan Carlin, War Remains is an immersive VR experience that transports viewers to the Western Front of the First World War. Witness history unfold from a soldier's point of view in this thought-provoking, visceral encounter.
Carlin’s iconic voice leads audiences into the trenches as an active battle scene rages on. Through stunning visual effects, powerfully designed sound and a custom set that allows you to feel the trench and experience the vibration of the floor as explosions surround you, audiences will undergo the annihilation of innocence caused by the First World War and bear witness to the emergence of modern warfare. Experience War Remains in the Museum and Memorial’s Memory Hall.
War Remains is a solitary experience, allowing one user through approximately every 15 minutes. VR headsets and equipment are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized between users.
Due to the graphic nature of the content, viewers must be at least 14 years of age.
“Virtual Reality creates other dimensions. The medium allows the storyteller to engage the audience in a way that previous storytelling genres haven't been able to tap into. The engagement level is so much higher because the audience is 100% involved. It’s an active not passive experience.”
— Dan Carlin, creator of Hardcore History® and presenter of War Remains
Produced by MWM Interactive, directed by Brandon Oldenburg and developed by Flight School Studio, with audio designed by Skywalker Sound.
War Remains premiered to international acclaim at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2019 and later opened for a limited run in Austin, Texas. It went on to win the “Out-of-home VR Entertainment of the Year” award at the VR Awards.
I have tickets to War Remains. Where do I go?
War Remains is located in the Museum and Memorial’s Memory Hall. To access Memory Hall, enter the Museum through the main entrance and use the east elevator. (Access from the Memorial Courtyard is currently closed due to renovations.)
What time do I need to arrive?
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your ticketed time. Note that the walk from the Museum and Memorial’s west parking lot to the entrance takes approximately five minutes.
Where do I park?
Free parking (including accessible parking) is located on the south side of the Museum and Memorial in the U-shaped drive and in the West Visitors Lot. View the map here.
Do I need to sign a release?
All War Remains participants MUST sign a release or they will not be allowed to participate in the War Remains experience. Individuals aged 14 through 17 must have a signed release from a parent or guardian to participate. We recommend you download the release in advance and bring it to your ticketed time slot, or you can fill one out on-site.
Why do I have to be at least 14 years old?
Due to the graphic and sometimes disturbing nature of the War Remains content, participants must be 14 years of age or older.
I have a medical condition. Can I still experience War Remains?
War Remains, like other virtual reality experiences, may not be suitable for those who are pregnant or have health issues, including vertigo, photosensitive epilepsy and mental health conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder or anxiety. If you have any health conditions, we suggest you consult your doctor before using VR.
What type of virtual reality headset do you use?
You will be viewing War Remains on a Vive Pro virtual reality headset. The headset uses "room scale" tracking technology, allowing the user to move in 3D space and interact with the environment using motion-tracked handheld controllers.
What are the cleaning protocols for the VR headsets?
The Museum and Memorial takes health and safety of guests, volunteers and staff very seriously. Between participants, we utilize Cleanbox on VR headsets which has been independently lab-tested to kill 99.999% of bacteria, viruses and fungi in 60 seconds.
Do I need to wear special attire or footwear?
You will be walking through a physical set with obstacles and moving floors in the War Remains experience. We recommend that you wear closed-toe shoes.
Can I wear glasses or hearing aids?
Yes, the VR headset does accommodate glasses and hearing aids.
Can I tour the Museum and Memorial before or after I experience War Remains?
Absolutely! Tickets to the Museum can be purchased online in advance or at our ticketing counter. Be sure to check out our Museum Café for a bite to eat and stop by the Museum Store for exclusive War Remains merchandise.
Something came up and I can’t make it on the day and time that I purchased.
Due to the limited run of War Remains, all sales are final and tickets are not refundable. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Thank you for your understanding!