16 - 17 Jul ‘22
Saturday 16th July 10am – 6pm
Sunday 17th July 11am – 5pm

Central Library, Queen Street, Blackpool, FY1 1PX

You will explore stories across virtual and augmented reality and via a series of installations, bringing the physical and the digital together and breathing new life into your surroundings. Guided by a mobile AR app, you will be led at your own pace to different story points along a route with a choice of story trails to follow. Outside Blackpool library, you will enter a virtual story portal to begin your StoryTrails experience.

Using a mix of stunning augmented reality experiences that remix the BFI, BBC and North West Film archive, you will experience history where it actually happened, revitalising the streets upon which they stand with new voices and untold stories of the past. Inside the library you will be immersed and fly through a unique virtual map of Blackpool made up of 3D models, and audio stories captured on location. You will also have the opportunity to explore further stories via bespoke virtual reality experiences on headsets.

Download our App

To install our app, click below:

Apple iOS (iPhone)
Google Play Store (Android)

Once the app is installed, follow the guide to download the AR trail for Blackpool, ‘All Aboard The Queercoaster’.

For help installing and using our app, visit the AR Installation Guide by clicking here.


Blackpool library has one main entrance, with no steps. The front door will open automatically. Inside the library, there is a ramp on the right hand side, up to the ground floor lobby, or six steps. The ramp has a right, 90-degree angle turn. There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor. All of the experiences are on the ground floor.  There is a lift to the first floor, however wheelchair users should be aware the corridor upstairs is quite narrow (85cm) – this is only relevant for staff and volunteers though, not visitors.

For more detailed accessibility information click here.
If you would like to read our FAQs, please click here.


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