20 - 21 Aug ‘22
Saturday 20th August 10am – 6pm
Sunday 21st August 11am – 5pm

Bristol Central Library, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TL

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 Bristol 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 The Box, Plymouth 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 Bristol 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 Bristol, ‘The Secret Behind Sweet Mart’.

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


Bristol library has two entrances. There are steps to the main entrance. The second entrance has steps and a ramp, and can be accessed from Deanery Road. There is signage from the main entrance. There is a lift to reach other levels and there is an accessible toilet on the first floor.

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

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