Alan Turing's Manchester: The Hidden Cause (QUEST IN TEST MODE)

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Emma Salkeld
Renowned WWII code-breaker and historic gay icon, Alan Turing, is first and foremost remembered as a Londoner. What’s equally important is the mark he left upon Manchester and its people. You’ll see and learn everything about his career in Manchester.

This city exploration game has it all, with some little-known facts (and codes) along the way, giving due diligence to Manchester’s thriving gay scene.

Are you ready to become better acquainted with Turing’s legacy?
  • No booking needed. Just download the app, add it to your quests and start playing.

Places you will visit


It will take you

87-117 mins

You will walk

5250 steps

Total distance

4 km


Starting point

Coupland Building 1

Know before you go

  • Quest available in English
  • This quest has 12 challenges
  • Best during the day
  • Instagrammable
  • Best for couples
  • Recommended activity for families


You are a math student. You found a handwritten letter hidden in an old book in the library.

It reads, “A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human. To remain in control, humans may deceive computers into believing they are human. Intelligence will then come not from deception but from self awareness. Are you human or are you deceived?” Signed “Alan Turing”.

Why does this unsettle you so much? You must find out more.
People exploring Glasgow with Questo

Guided by a mobile app

Download Questo, choose the game you want to play, then go to the starting point and explore.

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Discover new places

As you walk and tour around the city, you will visit new cool places.

Solve puzzles, crack riddles

You will test your wits and exploring abilities with fun challenges.

Learn fun history

Each place comes with its own bit of history that you’ll discover as you walk.


Put yourself in the shoes of a famous fictional character and play out their story.


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