For over 100 years it held 2 million gallons of water…but now you’ll be able to experience Toxteth reservoir in a very unique way thanks to a new art installation known as Aurora.

Aurora is an experience like no other. Step inside the cave-like vaults of Toxteth Reservoir for a 40-minute ‘walk on water’. Through dark chambers and between towering iron arches, water surrounds, floods and falls around you, both beautiful and terrifying.

The sights, sounds and wonder of an ice cave, a tropical rainforest and monsoons unfold before you. Because when we understand that water is more precious than oil or gold, we view everything differently.

Created by internationally renowned artists Invisible Flock, Aurora is state of the art interactive technologies, soundscapes, lasers and ice sculptures that captivate the beauty and power of water, set within the cavernous walls and cloisters of this
Victorian landmark building.

Toxteth Reservoir, a brick fortress perched on the top of Liverpool’s High Park Street and the size of half a football pitch, was one of the first in the world to use cutting edge Victorian engineering to preserve fresh water for Liverpool’s growing population. In this powerfully immersive experience, the history, mystery and beauty of one of Liverpool’s hidden gems is reimagined for the 21st century.

Aurora is commissioned by FACT (Foundation for Art & Creative Technology), in partnership with Liverpool City Council, Invisible Flock and Dingle 2000. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and British Council.

Aurora runs from 21 September until 7 October and you can pre-book your tickets now via TicketQuarter.