Tower of London (Historic Royal Palaces), UK

Nightwatchers is a unique after-hours experience at the Tower of London, which asks questions about the nature of state surveillance and the fine line between privacy and security. Taking the emergence of the Elizabethan spy network – in which the Tower played a central role – as its starting point, it takes participants on a journey from the past to our
contemporary world.

The aim of the project was to attract a new audience: London-based, culturally curious audience, primarily though not exclusively 25-40 years old, and to offer an immersive, sector-leading learning experience through immersive and creative technology; and to enable participants to make personal connections between the past and their world today.