In 2022 Hereford Cathedral 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 Ā£60. 

Booking is available on selected days throughout the year.Ā 

Book your Escape Room session by following the links below:

Friday 14 June

Saturday 15 June

Thursday 20 June

Tuesday 25 June

Wednesday 26 June

Thursday 27 June

Wednesday 10 July 

Thursday 11 July 

Friday 12 July 

Tuesday 16 July 

Monday 22 July 

Wednesday 24 July 

Thursday 1 August 

Friday 9 August

Friday 16 August 

Tuesday 20 August

Thursday 29 August 

Tuesday 24 September

Wednesday 25 September 

If you would like to enquire about a private booking on an alternative date, please email events@herefordcathedral.org 

Hear from one of the Escape Room attendees: ā€˜We all thought the event was a great evening, from the warm welcome, the excellent clues and the overall experience which was well organised and great fun! We all had a great time and will recommend the event to everyone.ā€™ ā€“ Phil, March 2024.

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 events@herefordcathedral.org or call 01432 374 251/263.