Shrewsbury Prison: The Hole

By | March 20, 2019

by Shrewsbury Prison (website)


2-4 players

60 minutes

selected dates only
The Ultimate Escape Room Challenge' - The Hole runs every Saturday at The Dana Prison. Tickets are just £20pp. Each cell can secure 2, 3 or 4 inmates who will have to work together to escape before they are locked up for the remainder of their sentence.
Minimum age is 12 years old but you must be accompanied by a responsible adult who is a full paying ticket holder if you are under 18years old.
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lisab22911 rated this:Rated between 3 and 3 out of 5

Felt a little on the cheaper side compared to the other rooms we visited in the town, however it was an okay challenge, but not much progression and of course is just the one room.

We enjoyed the theatrics here though, at the start of our escaping adventure!

2 Bodies 8 Minds rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
Played: 6 Apr 2024 Team size: 2 Time taken: 47 Outcome: Successful escape!
value for moneycleverquite difficult😨creepy
Very cheap room and actually very good puzzles, certainly gets the brain working and definitely not something to be overlooked. It seems very simple but we had a great time and throughly enjoyed working the puzzles out together in the dark. Definitely worth a visit especially if you're already going to see the prison 
sarahhandrews rated this:Rated between 4 and 4 out of 5
value for moneyoriginalintense😨creepy

Great puzzle in the dark (until we found the torch) and included in the price was a look round the rest of the prison afterwards

Jemileh experienced rated this:Rated between 3.5 and 3.5 out of 5
Played: 1 Jul 2023 Team size: 2 Time taken: 45 Outcome: Successful escape!
Anonymous rated this:Rated between 1 and 1 out of 5
🔐James Bloodworth expert rated this:Rated between 3.5 and 3.5 out of 5
Played: 29/08/2021 Team size: 3 Outcome: Failed 🙁
great hosting
As I've said before I do love a bit of theatre prior to getting into a room and this does deliver with your Jailer (we had Officer Jess Taylor) staying in character throughout.  As described, you start the game in the actual cell hooded and handcuffed but you end up playing in near total darkness with only one torch.  The puzzles are mostly straightforward but it's the darkness that is the problem and we misread something that would prove to be our downfall even though we had the right answer on the very final puzzle.  The Prison itself is worth a visit and we did then have a walk around (you get the option of a self guided tour included with the Escape Room) and there is a novelty value in escaping from a genuine prison cell but I wouldn't go just for the Escape Rooms/

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