In 2022 we launched a brand new Escape Room: An interactive clue-cracking and decoding game located in the Old Chapel in the Cloisters.

It is 1890. You have been accused of embezzling money from the funds of the Vicars Choral. The police have been called and are on their way. You have been shut in the Old Chapel until the police arrive, and you have just one hour to work out who has committed the crime. If you can successfully convince your guard that you are innocent, you will be released before the police arrest you...Can you prove that you are innocent?

The experience lasts one hour and is suitable for groups of up to six people. Each session costs £60. Booking is available on selected days throughout the year. 

Book your Escape Room session by following the links below

Friday 12 January

Wednesday 17 January

Thursday 18 January

Friday 26 January

Thursday 22 February

Friday 1 March 

Tuesday 5 March

Thursday 14 March

Friday 5 April 

Saturday 13 April 

Wednesday 17 April 

Thursday 25 April  

Hear from one of our Escape Room attendees: "As the Hereford Cathedral Escape Room was my very first escape room experience, I had no idea what to expect. I was fascinated that we were investigating real people who lived and worked in the Cathedral over a hundred years ago.  It was quite a brain teaser of a challenge and luckily, we managed to work out the story more or less within the hour!" - Nicky, April 2022.

Image: Hereford Air Cadets trial the Escape Room before its official launch to the public, 2022.

The Escape Room was developed as part of the Eastern Cloisters Project which was supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and other donors.  The Eastern Cloisters Project was a major project to renovate the buildings of the College of Vicars Choral, built in 1475, which are home to many of the cathedral staff as well as housing offices. The project was completed in 2021, and has enabled this beautiful and tranquil area to be opened up to the public for events and activities by creating a more accessible space, improving the facilities throughout, and offering new reception rooms for hire.

The story which the Escape Room plot is based around is inspired by real events and real Vicars Choral who lived in the Cloisters. 

For more information, please contact [email protected] or call 01432 374 251/263