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Guidance and How to Play [Shop/Reception]

Learn what to do and how to do it.
👋 Hello there!
Thanks for joining the adventure, you will explore the past while wandering around Hexham Old Gaol.
It was Monday the 9th March in 1761 when Hexham Market Square was the site of a massacre.
Katarate Tails from the Jails (🥋🐈‍⬛) invites you to experience the Riot of 1761 from different perspectives.
Play on your phone and make your own choices. Follow a person who was there, with an IMAGINED BACK STORY but a TRUE NAME and IMPACT from the day.

How to Play

Read the information on the page, then, you make a choice to decide what you wish to find out next. GoTo to the [room] indicated by your choice, find the next stage in your story and tap or scan your phone on the sticker to find out what happened next.
Visit the Gaol Room chosen by your story’s next action
[NFC users] Tap your phone on the tag with the choice you made
[QR Code users] Activate camera to QR Code with the choice you made
Read about what happened that Monday 260 years ago
Make your choice of what you would like to know next
GoTo 1 and REPEAT

Using NFC on your phone

How to use NFC tags on an Android phone [and check phone has NFC]
[Android] Open Settings> Connected devices>Connection preferences
If your phone has NFC and Android Beam - switch them both on
Bring phone close to NFC tag until vibrates
Sometimes you need to open an NFC App for the first time

How to use NFC on an iPhone [iPhone 7 and above on iOS14]
Open Settings >Control Centre
Tap the green + button left of “NFC Tag Reader”
Open Control Centre>tap NFC icon
Place top of iPhone on/near Tag until vibrates

Using QR Codes on your phone

If your device does not use NFC, then the QR Codes do the same;
How to use a QR Code on Android phone
Open Google Lens App
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Point camera at QR Code
Tap the magnifying glass icon to scan the QR Code
Tap the pop-up notification
Browser will open on webpage
How to use a QR Code on an iPhone
Open the phone’s camera app and look at the QR Code
When the camera sees the QR code it will put a YELLOW box around it
It will ask you if you want to visit website
Tap the screen to agree
Browser will open on webpage

You can always return to this page by the Guidance button on bottom left of the screen.

You will go all over the Gaol and the whole story is about 20 minutes.

Choose your first step and GoTo [room]:

Hexham on Sunday 8th March 1761 [Fenwick Room]

Want to learn more about Hexham Old Gaol? [Dodd Room]

What was Hexham like in the 1760s? [Dodd Room]

Glossary [Anywhere - button below]

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