Tall Tales

Our new MP3 story available at Smeaton’s Tower

Storyteller and Smeaton's Tower

Ariadne Tock tells Tall Tales. Image by Iain Slade: Stiltskin Arts & Theatre CIC

Voyage up through Smeaton’s Tower whilst you listen to the Tall Tales narrated by the engaging character Ariadnne, better known as storyteller Jaq from Stiltskin Theatre Company.

On this entertaining journey you’ll hear some fascinating fun facts all about life in the Tower. Plug your own headphones into our hireable MP3 player and sail away in the Tall Tales story!

When we reviewed the story with families, they thought it strongly enhanced their experience. Here’s what some of the families said:

“It was like a fairy tale to begin with!

“A nice balance of fact and fiction.”

“Much improved my experience with story”

Just ask for the Tall Tales MP3 player at Smeaton’s Tower reception. Please note that during busy periods (eg. school holidays) Tall Tales may be unavailable.

Cost: £2.50 per MP3 player

Mother and daughter using an mp3 player inside Smeaton's TowerWe’d recommend you bring your own headphones to enjoy this experience although a small number of headphones are available to borrow.

The story begins at the ground floor and works through each level. The entire story is around 40 minutes but you can choose which sections and stories to listen to.

If you have young children it’s best to share the MP3 player between an adult and child, as you’ll find it easier to use the MP3 player this way. Just ask to borrow a headphone splitter from reception.