Following the launch of Ely’s Escape Room's, Oliver Cromwell’s House is pleased to announce the opening of its latest room – 'The Curious Case of Curator Chadwick'
Bookable every Saturday and Sunday at 11.30 am, 1pm and 2.30pm during our winter hours. During summer hours we offer an extra session at 3.30 pm. We can also accommodate weekdays and hours outside those stated. Please contact us to discuss further. Please see below for further booking details for bank holiday sessions plus Family Sessions every Thursday during school holidays.
Here's a snippet about the plot! It's 1910 and the Vicar of St. Mary's Church has rented the Tithe Room out of the Vicarage to his dear friend, Curator Cornelius Chadwick. After a few weeks, he mysteriously disappears! Come and search for clues, solve the puzzles and discover the wherabouts of the enigmatic Curator.
Sessions are priced at £95 per group for the remainder of this year. Sessions are ideally suited for between 6 and 8 people. To find out more then please click on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). The activity also lends itself to the corporate market, work parties or even young people's parties (aged 13 to 16). To discuss your requirements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01353 662062.
Experience a Murder Mystery Evening, with a difference
Come dine with us in Cromwell’s very own Kitchen but keep your wits about you. One of your fellow diners is harbouring a terrible secret. Let the thespian in you come out as you move around the House looking for clues to discover just which of your party is the murderer. This is an evening like no other.
This is an invitation to dine in the historic kitchen of Oliver Cromwell’s House. However, this is no ordinary dinner. Just as the guests are finishing their first course a serving maid bursts into the kitchen to announce a dead body has been found in the study and it is clearly murder.
Every one of the guests is now a suspect. Can you and your fellow diners follow a trail of clues and work out who is the culprit?
A fun packed evening’s entertainment with an opportunity to dress and act in character (but only if you want to!). Each guest will be provided with their own unique script along the way. One of your party is harbouring a terrible secret – but who?
Murder Mystery Evenings are held throughout the year on dates to suit your group or occasion. The evening includes a three-course meal including drinks and are for groups of 8 or 10 people. Price per person is £85. Contact us for more information on email@example.com
The Celestial Medlar - a sinister time-travelling magician!
Based on the Escape Room principle, this activity is designed to accommodate between 20 and 40 people and provides a unique journey through history in a thrilling adventure. Your group will be divided into four teams and then they will be pitched against one another with the task of completing a series of puzzles in the quickest time. Each team will have to visit four rooms within Oliver Cromwell’s House and work out the puzzles that when put together, will give you your ultimate answer. Your challenge is to complete the assignment before any of the other teams.
Complete with an awards ceremony at the end, this fun activity takes approximately 90 minutes and is priced at £25 per person. The event can be undertaken after 5.30 pm on a day of your choice, subject to availability.
Come and join Mrs Cromwell's Easter Feast
Visit Mrs Cromwell's original kitchen and watch old recipes come to life. Have you ever had beef with rose hips? Have you ever wondered what you would drink if water was poisonous? Join our local guide and food historian, Nora Gardner, in a tasting session of authentic recipes from the 17th century as well as some of the modern equivalents.
Learn about a variety of flavours and ingredients that featured in Mrs Cromwell's cooking, visit her original kitchen and discover how food, manners and equipment have changed over the centuries.
£20 Per Head