Escape Rooms

Escape Rooms are the interactive and immersive activity to sweep the country, in fact the world!

If you love games and puzzles or just like trying new things, then this is for you.

Whilst there are now several Escape Rooms about, we believe Oliver Cromwell’s House offers something that no other Escape Room experience can – the location and the atmosphere.

After a short briefing you will enter the Escape Room and find yourself in Cromwell’s former Tithe Office, an original 17th century, oak panelled room, where Oliver would have counted the local taxation payments. No other location can offer this unique surrounding.

Our latest games, The Saint and the Sinner and The Tomb of the Templars are engaging, fun and entertaining!

 

The Tomb of the Templars

An ancient chamber used centuries ago by the Order of the Knights Templar and their successors has recently been discovered by curator, Ophelia Winters. She has been tasked by the Museum and Library of St George to locate and recover the long-lost holy relics and Templar treasures that lay hidden within the tomb.

However, she in danger. Her quest has attracted unwanted attention from an elusive secret society called the ‘Guild of Shadows’ that are planning to steal them for their own sinister ends. Ophelia has hired a mercenary, Nathan Spears, to stall them and allow time for a trusted team of treasure hunters to enter the crypt and search for the artifacts.

Can YOU join her expedition and explore the chamber to find all the sacred relics and escape before the Guild Shadows arrive ? It’s a race against time…….

Number in Group – 6 – All sessions are booked for exclusive use of the group. The price is for a session, not per person.

The Saint and the Sinner

The year is 673 AD, Etheldreda has fled from the dishonourable advances of her second husband, the young King of Northumbria Egfrith.

King Egrith is keen to find her. A sinful monk, within her clergy, has plans to betray her and let Egrith know where she is by letter. As her loyal protectors, your challenge is to find the letter and escape before it gets to the King – you can save Ethedreda and she will remain safe and protected for the rest of her life.

Number in Group – 6 – All sessions are booked for exclusive use of the group. The price is for a session, not per person.

Book today

Gather your friends, family, or work colleagues together and book your session today! 

We can accommodate weekdays and hours outside those advertised, please enquire for details. We can also arrange for pre or post drinks, guided tours of Oliver Cromwell’s House or other puzzle/quiz activities elsewhere within the House, suitable for if you have more than one group. To discuss your requirements, please contact us.

Escape Rooms
The Tomb of The Templars - Escape Room Launch Day Special!
Escape Rooms are the latest interactive and immersive activity to sweep the country (in fact the world!). If you love games and puzzles or just like trying new things then this is for you. Parties - Maxiumum 6 Players
£64.00 60 minutes
Escape Rooms
The Tomb of The Templars - Escape Room
Escape Rooms are the latest interactive and immersive activity to sweep the country (in fact the world!). If you love games and puzzles or just like trying new things then this is for you. Parties - Maxiumum 6 Players
£80.00 60 minutes
Escape Rooms
The Saint and The Sinner - Escape Room
Escape Rooms are the latest interactive and immersive activity to sweep the country (in fact the world!). If you love games and puzzles or just like trying new things then this is for you. Parties - Maximum 6 Players
£75.00 45 minutes

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Frequently Asked Questions

An ancient chamber used centuries ago by the Order of the Knights Templar and their successors has recently been discovered by curator, Ophelia Winters.  She has been tasked by the Museum and Library of St George to locate and recover the long-lost holy relics and Templar treasures that lay hidden within the tomb,

However, she in danger. Her quest has attracted unwanted attention from an elusive secret society called the ‘Guild of Shadows’ that are planning to steal them for their own sinister ends. Ophelia has hired a mercenary, Nathan Spears, to stall them and allow time for a trusted team of treasure hunters to enter the crypt and search for the artifacts.

Can YOU join her expedition and explore the chamber to find all the sacred relics and escape before the Guild Shadows arrive ? It’s a race against time…….

A clock will be in the room to count you down and a large dong will sound after exactly 60 minutes.

Anybody! The game is meant to be a bit of fun, but of course there is a competitive element to it and many groups are avid Escape Room fans. Due to the degree of difficulties in solving the puzzles, we have found that it most suits 13 year olds and above. However, it isn’t a problem if younger children are part of an older group as with assistance they will still be able to participate and enjoy the experience. However, we do ask that a parent stays with any groups that is soley made up with under 16 year olds. This is an ideal alternative for celebrating a birthday, hen/stag event or anniversary or simply an excuse to get a gang of friends or family members together to share an experience and a memory.
No specified level of intelligence or knowledge is required. Just a sense of fun, a love of playing games and solving mysteries.
The escape room is accessible via two steps. If you feel negotiating these steps may be a problem, please contact us to discuss.

In order to gain the most from the experience, we recommend a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 6 although we have had 2 people do it. Regardless of the numbers the price is costed per session. The sessions are booked as a group and therefore no-one else will be in the room with you, other than those you invite.

Most certainly. Corporate sessions can be arranged at a date and time convenient to you, please enquire for details. We can also provide add ons such as refreshements or tours of Oliver Cromwell’s House to increase your experience. If you have more than 8 people wishing to participate then we can offer alternative games experience so that both groups are entertained.
Oh dear, never mind, we will let you out and you can talk amongst yourselves afterwards and decide whose fault it is!
No special clothing or equipment is required. You will not be expected to crawl into tunnels or climb ladders. It is a mental not a physical activity and therefore please feel free to wear exactly what you would like. Everything you need to escape is inside the room itself. We ask you not to use your mobile devices and to have them on silent so as not to distract you.

Actually no but we don’t like to ruin the illusion! You are able to exit the room at anytime if for example you are feeling unwell. A webcam is in operation throughout your time in the “locked room” so that staff can come in if there is an emergency but also for the security and protection of the room and its contents.

Well not the same one as you will obviously know the clues, unless you have a really, really bad memory. However, we will be changing the game on a regular basis, so make sure you sign up to our newsletter so you will be the first to hear when we will be bringing a new room out. To join our mailing list and find out about other activities based at Oliver Cromwell’s House and events in the area please click here.

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House Closure – 1st October 2023


Oliver Cromwell’s House will be closed to General Admissions between the hours of 2.30pm and 5pm due to a Pre-Booked Guided Tour.


Our Tourist Information and Gift Shop will be open as normal from 10am until 5pm

 

We apologise for any inconvenience 

 

House Closure – 3rd October 2023

 

Oliver Cromwell’s House will be closed today until 1.45pm due to pre-booked educational tours.  

 

The Tourist Information Centre and Gift Shop remain open.

House Closure – 29th September 2023

 

Oliver Cromwell’s House – Admissions today will be limited to 2pm until 3.15pm due to a pre-booked Guided Tours. 

 

The Tourist Information Centre and Gift Shop remain open.

Admission to Oliver Cromwell’s House – 23rd June 2023

 

Due to a pre-booked Guided Tour entry to Oliver Cromwell’s House will be unavailable between 1.30pm and 4pm.

 

 

We apologise for any inconvenience – the Tourist Information Centre and Gift Shop remains open.