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Client: Splash and Ripple

This innovative project for the Holburne Museum in Bath, created to be used in nearby Sydney Gardens, was designed by Splash and Ripple as a part game, part story, part immersive sound scape. The stories of real characters from the Garden’s history are accessed via a special ‘Georgian Listening Device’, in the shape of  a small treasure chest.

One of our specialist scenic artists art-worked simple wooden boxes to create convincing replicas of a mystical Georgian treasure chest. Visitors are invited to carry the treasure boxes around the gardens listening to the ‘ghosts’ whose stories are broadcast through a GPS enabled Minirig audio player concealed in the box, each location triggering a different story.

A short video can be viewed here.

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