This Christmas, our Escape Room will have a seasonal makeover making it the perfect way to get together with friends or colleagues to celebrate the season! Each guest can celebrate (or commiserate) after their solving session with a mulled wine and mince pie* in the festively attired Old Chapel. Novelty Christmas jumpers or festive fancy dress are optional but positively encouraged.

*non-alcoholic versions and different cakes are available on prior request


It is 1890. You have been accused of embezzling money from the Vicars Choral
funds. The police have been called and they 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?

Solve our Escape Room: an immersive clue-cracking and decoding game, hosted in the Old Chapel in the Cloisters. The Escape Room was developed as part of the Eastern Cloisters Project which was supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and other donors. Get a team together and book a session to test your skills and escape the Old Chapel! 

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.  

The experience lasts 1 hour and is suitable for groups of up to six people, costing £60 total per session. The game is suitable for ages 11+, though groups of under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is available on selected days throughout the year, the next sessions are available on the following times:

Tuesday 13 December 

Session 1: 12pm
Session 2: 2pm

To book please proceed below. You will receive a confirmation email and our Events Officer will be in touch to confirm details closer to the event date. If you are unable to book online or have questions about accessibility, please contact [email protected] or call 01432 374 251. 

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