Test Tubes and Time Travel

With a mysterious visitor from the year 2164 as your guide, take a tour around the city of Bath with this location-based digital walk.

During an immersive theatrical journey, you’ll discover the extraordinary, untold scientific pioneers from the city whose work laid the foundations for the greatest invention of all time.

You’ll visit locations around the city centre and unlock videos that reveal the stories behind historic scientific pioneers, meet some of the scientists and engineers working in Bath today, and decode the puzzle to reveal the true identity of your mystery travel guide.

Forget what they told you at school and take a trip through 1,000 years of Bathonian breakthroughs.

Test Tubes and Time Travel is created by award-winning Bath-based arts company Kilter and the University of Bath.



This location-based digital walk is a self-guided tour of the city of Bath where participants can unlock Test Tubes and Time Travel content on their phones at specific locations across the city. The platform is completely free, requires no downloads and can be accessed on a smartphone’s web browser. Once on the platform, you are guided to the interactive map showcasing all available pins across Bath as well as your current location. While walking around Bath, content can be unlocked by being close to a pin on the map. Unlocking these pins allows you to view Test Tube and Time Travel films.

Event Details



Date: 30/09/2022
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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