The Louvre introduced the use of the Nintendo 3DS as one of ways the museum is providing users with a guide, and it looks like the London Science Museum will be doing something similar, except that this time they will be relying on an app instead and the use of augmented reality technology. Visitors to the museum will be able to download an app that will feature British television show personality, James May, whom some of you guys might recognize from Top Gear.

Basically the app involves pointing your smartphone’s camera at points of interest and James May will appear on your screen and talk you through the various exhibits. At the moment the exhibits are limited to the nine best exhibits in the “Making the Modern World” gallery, but it could be updated to include more in the future, who knows? Unfortunately the app is not free, but it will be available for both Android and iOS devices at $3.22 and $2.99 respectively. Head on over to the Science Museum’s website for the details.

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