27 - 28 Aug ‘22
Saturday 27th August 10am – 6pm
Sunday 28th August 11am – 5pm

Swindon Central Library, Regent Circus, SN1 1QG

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 Swindon 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 and BBC 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 Swindon 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 Swindon, ‘Snapping Swindon with the Hoopers’.

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


Swindon Central Library has step free access to the entrance and throughout the building.  All of the experiences are on the ground floor, and there are disabled toilets on all floors.  There is lift to access other floors, but this is only necessary for staff.

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


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