History Mystery: The Merchants’ Vaults

By | March 20, 2019

by History Mystery Norwich (website)

Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, Bridewell Alley, NR2 1AQ


2-8 players

60 minutes

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What fate awaits you in The Merchants’ Vaults?
You’re trapped in the past with no money, facing the horrors of debtors’ prison. Thankfully, Norwich has a long history of thriving industries – can you find a way to use them to survive the past and make it back to the present?
Experience history hands-on in Norwich’s largest medieval undercroft, beneath the Museum of Norwich. There you have exactly one hour to discover the secrets of the city’s prosperity and build your own fortune before time runs out…
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Having located their previous games in Norwich's Guildhall and in a historic church, History Mystery's latest is set the medieval undercroft below Brideswell Museum. This is a ghostly grey space of elegant ancient arches and crumbling walls, simultaneously bare and atmospheric.
As a rigorously protected conservation site, the undercroft has strict rules to preserve the space, which include no touching of the walls. This must have presented quite the challenge for the game designers, particularl...

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