27 - 28 Jul ‘22
Wednesday 27th July 11am – 7pm
Thursday 28th July 11am – 7pm

Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield, S1 1XZ

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 Sheffield 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 Yorkshire & North East 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 Sheffield 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 trails for Sheffield, ‘Crafty Grace’ and ‘Ethel The Green Queen of Sheffield’.

For help installing and using our app, visit the AR Installation Guide by clicking here.
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Sheffield library has steps to the front entrance. Wheelchair and pushchair access is at the rear of the building at the Arundel Gate entrance (signposted at the main entrance). Everything is situated on the ground floor of the library for the Stortrails tour.  The toilet is located behind the area where the VR is happening.

For more detailed accessibility information click here.

If you would like to read our FAQs, please click here.


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