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Historical Escape Room in Edinburgh

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An immersive 'Escape Room' set in a dark and intriguing period of Edinburgh's medical history.

1 hour




Set on the edge of Edinburgh's old surgical district, The Anatomist  invites you to descend into a world of grave robbery, mystery and malpractice as you enter the study of a 19th century anatomist.

How has Dr Malcolm been procuring bodies for dissection? What research takes place here late into the night? And what terrible 'crime' did Mr Patterson witness that caused him to flee in fear?

Dr Malcolm's journal will reveal all, if you can find it before he returns...


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Unearth a grave mystery in 19th Century Edinburgh

Welcome to Edinburgh.

The year is 1829 and the city is fast becoming a leading centre for medical learning.

Anatomical teaching relies on fresh 'cadavers' which are always in short supply. Grave robbery is rife and there have even been recent cases of murder for dissection...

You receive a letter from Mr Patterson, assistant to the eminent anatomist Dr Malcolm.

He tells of a terrible incident that took place at the hands of his master the previous night. He urges you to visit the study and find Dr Malcolm's journal which contains evidence of the crime.

You have just one hour before Dr Malcolm returns from lecturing at nearby Surgeons' Hall.

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Who are Escape The Past?

Escape The Past are a brand new Edinburgh escape room operator who aim to bring the city's dark and intriguing past to life through the interactive medium of escape rooms!

You could learn about Edinburgh's history in a museum or on a tour, but why not experience it for yourself with all the sights, smells and thrills?

Our highly immersive escape room experiences transport you back in time, combining live-actor storytelling with rich historical details such as authentic artefacts as well as custom-made props.

Immerse yourself and your team in thrilling escape room fun, learn more about Edinburgh's past and expect the odd.. unexpected surprise!

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