A unique escape room experience
A chance to play the first two seasons of Jailbreak.
This Autumn we are re-running the first two series of Jail Break at St Neots Museum. These repeats are being offered for people who were unable to book sessions during spring 2018, or who have only recently become followers of Jailbreak. If you have done the Jailbreak challenge before you are of course welcome to repeat it, but please be aware that whilst some of the clues have been tweaked, the essence of the challenge is the same.
Jailbreak 1 revisited
Jailbreak 1 revisited’ is a limited season, and will be running on the following dates:
• Saturday Oct 12th
• Sunday Oct 13th
• Friday Oct 18th
• Saturday Oct 19th
• Sunday Oct 20th
• Saturday Nov 2nd
• Sunday Nov 3rd
• Monday Nov 4th
It is the 2nd June 1898. Earlier today, St Neots was celebrating the public hanging of Walter Horsford, who was recently found guilty of the murder of his cousin Annie Holmes.
You – his friends – were angry at what you feel to be an unfair verdict and went out to console yourselves after witnessing the dramatic hanging in Cambridge. Unfortunately, you got into a brawl outside the Cross Keys and – following complaints from local residents – have been arrested and brought to St Neots Police Station cells. You now stand accused of being ‘drunk and disorderly’ and ‘creating a public disturbance’.
You will be transferred to Huntingdon Assizes in the morning to face formal charges, and your prospects for the coming hours are a night in a cold, miserable, cramped cell.
You are determined to try and escape! There are some people who are sympathetic to your cause and may have left information, clues and items around the building that will help you to escape, but do you have the skills to effect a Jail Break?!
Jailbreak 2 revisited
Jailbreak 2 revisited’ is a limited season, and will be running on the following dates:
• Friday Nov 15th
• Saturday Nov 16th
• Sunday Nov 17th
• Saturday Nov 30th
• Sunday Dec 1st
• Monday Dec 2nd
• Friday Dec 6th
• Saturday Dec 7th
• Sunday Dec 8th
It is the 16th November 1916. You and your colleagues are employed by Mr Bartlett, renowned butchers of St Neots. Last week you all received your call up papers to join the Bedfordshire regiment and to prepare to begin military training before travelling to the Western Front in France to serve with His Majesty’s forces.
But you believe it is imperative that the people of St Neots continue to have a good supply of meat, and without your presence, there will be an acute shortage of butchers and slaughtermen. You have therefore appealed against your conscription into the army and in consequence you have been summoned to St Neots jail, where you will be held for one night before appearing at Huntingdon County Appeal Tribunal before Lord Sandwich and Lieut. Carter representing the Military, who will consider your appeal.
But you know Lord Sandwich’s reputation as someone who will not allow people to avoid military service, as the tribunals have been ordered to be as strict as possible. Therefore, you are determined to escape, but do you have the skills to effect a Jail Break?!