The BARDEUM Mobile App offers the next generation of audio / visual tours by allowing visitors to not just see the sites, but step inside their stories.
Our name is a mash-up of the travelling BARD & the musEUM and our goal is enhance your travels through high quality educational & entertaining storytelling via our unique audio and visual tour app.
These self-guided audio tours are written by the world's best storytellers - including award-winning, bestselling authors; journalists; filmmakers; and renowned historians.
Step Inside a Story of a true event as our storytellers guide you through an historical site.
Go Beyond the Frame at museums.
LET'S MAKE YOUR TRAVELS HISTORIC!
"If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten."
What makes us Special
The Power of Storytelling
“Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” – Ancient Proverb
At BARDEUM, we understand the power of story in transforming your visits to museums and historical sites into educational, entertaining & unforgettable experiences.
Humans are storytelling creatures. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind continues to tell itself stories. We all make sense of the world through narratives – research shows that if we receive information through storytelling, it's easier to remember.
Dry facts are not enough.
Facts weaved within an historically accurate entertaining narrative allow us to think and feel.
Stories allow us to imagine another time and place.
"Facts may point you there, but stories put you there."
Roy Peter Clark, vice president and senior scholar, The Poynter Institute
Traditional guides offer facts. BARDEUM offers an experience.
Download a BARDEUM experience and step inside a self-guided history lesson disguised as a great story.
The Best Storytellers
BARDEUM's audio and visual walking tours are written by the world's most talented expert storytellers including New York Times and Sunday Times bestsellers, and Pulitzer-Prize winners and finalists. Our audio tours are narrated by professional actors including film and television stars as well as Audie winners for audiobook narrations.
On Your Device and On Your Schedule
No need to worry about using a device used by hundreds of others. Every BARDEUM audio / visual tour is accessible on your personal phone.
No more having to book crowded and expensive tours months in advance. Experience the destination on your own schedule. Walk at your own pace; pause; wander; enhance your experience your way.
This is your visit - it should be on your terms.
Our goal is for our experiences to be available for everyone - from the high-end luxury tourist to the budget conscious traveler. Our tours currently range between $3.99 and $4.99 each.
“Stories are the way to capture the hopes, dreams and visions of a culture. The powerful and irresistible story illustrates in a way data can’t begin to capture. It’s the stories that make you understand.”
Carl Sessions Stepp, professor, Philip Merrill College of Journalism
"Everyone loves storytelling,
it's a very basic need."
Sir Ian McKellan
How it Works
THE BARDEUM USER EXPERIENCE
STEP ONE: Download the BARDEUM app for free in the App Store or Google Play to find immersive audio and visual tours.
STEP TWO: Select a City to discover local sites with available BARDEUM tours.
STEP THREE: Select a Site to find available audio & visual self-guided tours.
STEP FOUR: Review available site specific audio & visual tours.
STEP FIVE: Download your chosen tour. Use without Wi-Fi on site.
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN HIGH QUALITY EDUCATIONAL & ENTERTAINING STORYTELLING
"Death of a King is spine-tingling and transportive.
A wonderful way of capturing the spirit of the time and place."
Jesse Childs, prize-winning writer and historian
"Sumptuous, compelling, and packed with delicious details of the characters and salons of the incomparable Versailles, I was utterly and happily transported."
Allison Pataki, New York Times bestselling author
"The Great Exhibition walking tour must be the closest thing we have to time travel.”
Inga Vesper, journalist
"Hearing of the grit, determination, and bravery of these soldiers while walking along the names etched into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial offers a far greater understanding of their sacrifice."
Adam Makos, New York Times bestselling author
Museums & Historical Sites interested in a BARDEUM Experience Click Below