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Frequently Asked Questions

How many people can take part?

The Anatomist Escape Room is suitable for groups of 2 to 7 people. We find that groups of  4 or more usually have the greatest chance of success, so bring your friends!

Can I add an extra group member to an existing booking?

Yes, you can add extra group members up to a total of 7. Drop us an email: and we'll send you a link to pay the difference. We are unable to accept payments on site, so please ensure you have paid for any additional group members before you arrive. We regret this it isn't possible to remove group members once a booking has been made.

Can I change my booking?

Yes, we just require 48 hours notice to change the date or time of your booking. Drop us an email at and we'll do the rest. Unfortunately we are unable to reschedule if we receive the request with less than 48 hours before the booking is due to take place. Please note that refunds are not possible in any circumstance. For more details please refer to our Terms & Conditions.

Is there an age limit?

Due to the theme, The Anatomist Escape Room is not recommended for those under 12 years old. Each group must contain at least one adult over the age of 18.

Will I actually be locked in?

No, at no point will you be physically locked in. While the focus of some escape rooms is on escaping, The Anatomist is an immersive story that challenges you to solve a mystery.

Is there disabled access?

Disabled access can usually be arranged given prior notice - please ensure you complete the relevant box at the time of booking.

While we wish to be as inclusive as possible, we are constrained by our basement location and the age of the building we occupy. Those attending in a wheelchair will need to ensure the chair can fit through a doorway 72cm wide. Please note that not all aspects of the game may be accessible for those with physical disabilities. If you need any more information, please don't hesitate to contact us.

When should I arrive?

Please ensure your whole group arrives 10 minutes before your game is due to begin. We regret that we cannot accommodate late arrivals.

Are bookings private or might we have to join another group?

All escape room bookings are private. We never combine groups, so you'll be taking on The Anatomist Escape Room by yourselves! Good luck...

Is it a true story?

While our aim is to create a vivid historical setting and explore themes that were very real during the 19th Century, the story itself and characters featured in The Anatomist are a work of fiction.

Is it scary?

The theme of the story is quite dark, but it's more creepy than overtly scary. There is some gore and the odd unexpected surprise... If anyone in the group is of a particularly nervous disposition, please let our gamesmaster know when you arrive.

What precautions are there for Coronavirus?

Please view our Covid-19 Policy for the latest information on how we're ensuring we're covid secure.

Is there a toilet?

We do have a toilet on site but we ask that you use the toilet in advance whenever possible.  If you do intend on using the toilet, please ensure you arrive on time (10 minutes before your scheduled booking).

What should I wear?

We suggest wearing comfortable clothing but if you want to dress up like it’s 1829 we won’t judge.

Do you allow Stag & Hen do's?

Yes! We're a very popular Edinburgh escape room for Stag and Hen do's. We just ask that you don't attend if under the influence of alcohol and follow all instructions given to you by our Gamesmaster.

Do you have any other escape rooms?

Not yet, but we’re working on more. Subscribe to our newsletter to hear the latest from Escape The Past and why not follow us on Facebook.

Still got a question? Please Contact Us and we'd be delighted to help.

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