Cave Escape: Monuments

By | July 29, 2019

by Cave Escape (website)

63 Mansfield Road, NG1 3FN


3-6 players

Languages: EN

60 minutes

It is 1945 and your country needs you! You have been called upon by the allied forces to venture deep into the salt mines of Austria. Your task is to locate and retrieve the priceless artworks, precious gems and gold bullion that have been stolen by the Nazi’s. Can your team solves the puzzles, diffuse the bomb and crack the codes to save the artefacts before the mine is blown to smithereens? There’s only one way to find out…
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based on ratings from 44 users
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Anonymous experienced rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Moosehead expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Team size: 4

Beautiful game!  It had some things in it that we’ve never seen before tech-wise.  There definitely should’ve been more sign posting for some puzzles and we had a very pushy GM, which frustrated us a bit.  But it is an incredibly beautiful set and should be near the top of everyone’s list to play!

Jess_keds expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 2 Jun 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 52:16 Outcome: Successful escape!
originalimmersivegreat hosting

Fully immersed from start to finish. Beautiful space utilised creatively with scenery and props to suitably match the storyline. Some unique puzzles and a suitable amount of reading required. Great variety of mechanical, physical, mental and electronic puzzles and thankfully minimal use of number locks. Great hosting during our visit which can make such a difference. 

matt_keds expert rated this:Rated between 45 and 45 out of 5
Played: 2 Jun 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 52:16 Outcome: Successful escape!


Brilliant theming and a really unique game. The space is really well used and the unique story makes it a fun and exciting experience. Cave Escapes are the top venue we’ve visited, very accommodating letting us do what is normally a 3 person+ room as a pair. Unmissable.

Jemileh experienced rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Team size: 3 Outcome: Failed 🙁
abooth expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 22 May 2022 Team size: 2 Time taken: 47 Outcome: Successful escape!

Flawless. The space is absolutely tremendous and like being on the set of a movie. The puzzles are terrific - well thought out, logical and flow well. It's on the harder side, but I loved that, felt like we worked for our escape. Highly recommended.

Anonymous experienced rated this:Rated between 35 and 35 out of 5
Played: 27 Apr 2022 Team size: 3 Time taken: 60:00 Outcome: Failed 🙁
beautifulvalue for moneyquite difficult
flyingoctopus expert rated this:Rated between 30 and 30 out of 5
Team size: 4 Outcome: Successful escape!

The props and theming of the room are very immersive and we really appreciated how well the space had been used to create the atmosphere in the room.

We got off to a great start, storming through the puzzles and really enjoying ourselves. The second half of the room sadly wasn't as enjoyable. The GM wouldn't leave us alone. We had barely had time to think about a clue he had given before he was giving us another (we didnt ask for these clues). He was actually quite bossy and unfriendly at times over the speaker.

We got out in under 50 minutes, feeling bullied and rushed. We had loads of time left so I have no idea why the GM thought it necessary to  behave in the way he did. 

We had a totally different experience with a different GM in their other room.

Escape Enthusiast expert rated this:Rated between 50 and 50 out of 5
Played: 13 Feb 2022 Team size: 3 Time taken: 52:14 Outcome: Successful escape!
immersivestory-drivengreat hostingquite difficult

Monuments is an absolutely fantastic escape room. The setting within the cave works perfectly for the story told throughout the room. It's deeply atmospheric and immerses you into this wonderful historical narrative that ties heavily into the puzzles you'll be solving. It's a rather challenging escape room, but don't let that put you off. The puzzles are magnificent and are very well thought out. It's an utter joy to play and has gone straight up towards the top of my escape room rankings. 

🏆Annagramma expert rated this:Rated between 40 and 40 out of 5
Played: 29/08/2021 Team size: 3
originalimmersivegreat hostingquite difficult
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Reviews by escape room review sites

A World War II theme might not seem the obvious choice to set in a cave, but in fact the story is a perfect match for the setting: in Monuments you are in the Austrian salt mines where the Nazis stashed their looted treasures, trying to rescue precious works of art before the defeated occupiers blow the place up.

Cave Escape‘s unique underground setting again gives an instant authenticity to the environment, and the games builds on that with a great deal of 1940s equipment and decor. It’s not a...

A game with plenty of highlights, whether it’s the story interludes, the beautiful set or the feeling of being on a virtuous heist. Well worth playing if you’re in the Nottingham area.
I loved Cave Escape from the moment I stepped into the reception area two years ago to play Carfax, but Monuments has completely blown me away. Not only was this game one of the highlights on our nearly 60 game road trip, but it ranks among my favourite Top Ten games I have played to date.

One word: AMAZING.

History lovers will especially get a kick out of this room, and I definitely feel it’s one for adults rather than children, but no one could fail to be impressed by the attention to detail in this room, the effort made to bring in props and technology that blend seamlessly to give life to the story and authenticity to the experience. The effort gone to by the team is top-notch. Highly recommended.

If you had asked me last week if I ever thought that I would need to experience an escape room in a cave i'd have laughed, that was until I visited Cave Escape in Nottingham. Cave Escape currently have two escape rooms in Carfax, their Dracula themed room and Monuments their World War 2 themed room, (With a third, Judgement, opening at a different location called Judges Escape Emporium nearby soon). We arrived slightly early but were let in and told just to chill on the sofa. I have seen some beautiful receptions before but Cave Escape really take the top spot on this. It was stunningly beautiful and so cosy and the staff are all so lovely and are so passionate about escape rooms as at a few times in our interactions we got distracted talking about other rooms. Anyway, we got given a locker by our lovely host Imogen and we descended down some stairs to our room Monuments.


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