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Best Immersive Experiences in the UK 2023

Written by Hayley Woon

With sounds, touch and virtual reality,
Amazing sights for your eyes to see,
Immersive experiences take you to a world of your own,
You’ll enjoy the sensory overload with friends, family, or if you go alone!

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, London

Weekdays: 10am – 9pm, Weekends & holidays: 9am – 10pm

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Step into a 20,000 sq. ft. light and sound spectacular exhibit featuring two-story projections of the artist’s most compelling works! Get to know the artist like never before!
Find out more and book here.

Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds The Immersive Experience, London

Open Wednesday to Sunday

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Step into a real martian invasion as you get transported back to 1898. Live actors guide you through 24 interactive scenes enhanced with virtual reality and multi-sensory effects!
Find out more and book here.

Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein, Bath

Tuesday – Sunday from 11am to 5pm

Step into the dark world of Mary Shelley and her most famous creation, Frankenstein. Blurring the lines between museum and immersive experience Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein delivers an unnervingly visceral, illuminating and entertaining experience. Find out more and book here.

SENSAS Multi-sensory Experience, London

Open everyday 9am – 11pm

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Sensas is a strongly immersive experience for all ages! Embark on a unique multi-sensory experience where your senses and body will be put to the test. For two hours, you will explore your senses (including in complete darkness) and experience a loss of control like never before. Find out more and book here.

Sherlock: The Official Live Game, London

Open Wednesday – Sunday

Image Credit: Sherlock: The Game Facebook Page

Dive into an exciting immersive adventure from the makers of the hit BBC TV series. Enter the world of Sherlock with immersive sets and environments from the show, as you work together as a team to solve mysteries and puzzles before time runs out. Find out more here.

Dalí: Cybernetics The Immersive Experience, London

Monday – Thursday: 10am – 7pm, Friday: 10am – 7pm, Saturday 9am – 8pm, Sunday 9am – 7pm

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Step into the universe of Salvador Dalí’, the artistic genius behind surrealist masterpieces. Become completely immersed in the art around you, and feel the shift in reality as you dive deep into his world. Find out more and book here.

Dopamine land, London

Open Tuesday – Sunday

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Dopamine Land is a multisensory experience that combines media, technology and play in one place. It’s an interactive museum that channels the limitless imagination of your inner child into reality.  Take a break from your everyday life, have some fun and boost your happy emotions! Find out more and book here.

BBC Earth Experience, London

Opens on the 30th March 2023

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Experience an unforgettable journey through the natural world and explore the extraordinary diversity of our seven unique continents on the most epic scale. Lose yourself in a forest full of fireflies, discover a colourful carpet of starfish and find yourself witness to a four-tonne elephant seal fight! Opens March this year. Find out more and book here.

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