The Lost Crypt
The Lost Crypt
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Where is the body of Dr James Lind? He’s not in his tomb in Portchester. Is he in the Lind family crypt in Ryde’s former church Holy Trinity building? As historians you explore the crypt’s antechamber looking to uncover the truth of missing Dr Lind. But things go decidedly wrong and turn to panic, as you are now stuck inside. It looks like you’ll have to break into the sealed crypt to make your escape or risk being stuck there indefinitely. This is no ordinary Escape Room. Your experience is based on a unique history, in a real crypt, within an unique historic church building in Ryde. By playing The Lost Crypt you are supporting the important work of Aspire Ryde. All money raised from your booking goes straight back to into areas of vital need. This is not for profit.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Paradise827137
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous fun
    We had a fabulous time trying to solve the puzzles to escape from the crypt. It was great having the different areas to get to. The greeting and information was all great. We did it in a super fast time too. Really recommend this.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 11 March 2023
  • Nadia H
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to spend an afternoon in Ryde
    We really enjoyed The Lost Crypt escape room. You enter through a church which is now used as a community hub hosting all sorts of activities from soft play to a recording studio. The escape room, in the depths of the church, is very atmospheric and the puzzles are nicely challenging. We highly recommended a visit here especially as the ticket price contributes to the running of the whole community hub.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 12 April 2023
  • Paul W
    London, United Kingdom8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An excellent experience !
    We had a fantastic time trying to escape the ‘Lost Crypt’ .. Although we did manage to complete the Crypt within the 1hr, we did a fair bit better of help from our helpful guide. The experience is well recommended and it is also great to know all funds go back into helping the local community. Useful info: tickets must be purchased in advance and there are normally 3x slots available on the days they are open.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 April 2023
  • Annabelouise
    Valencin, France17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant fun in the crypt
    So much fun, we got off to a slow start but soon got the hang of things. No better way to spend a rainy afternoon than locked in a church crypt! Challenging but not beyond our capabilities, I highly recommend this activity. And we escaped in 50 minutes!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 April 2023
  • Lee B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    Atmosphere was amazing and the puzzles were satisfying to solve. Me and my girlfriend loved the authenticity of the story having the room set in a real church and having real bodies in the crypt made it so much more immersive. The only bad thing is that it ends abruptly and leaves you wanting more but other than that it was fantastic
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 April 2023
  • Phil Marshall
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thoroughly enjoyed
    Fantastic experience. Loved it all. A great challenge without being impossible. Great story line to go with it and a perfect location in an actual crypt under a church. Really helpful and friendly team to boot. Recommend to all
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 May 2023
  • mrsmuffinmon
    Ryde, United Kingdom64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really brilliant experience.
    We LOVED this experience. The combined talents of us (oldies) and enthusiasm ( teens) were still not enough to break the record, but we had a wonderful time trying. VERY authentic atmosphere ( well, it is in a real crypt), very helpful and friendly co-ordinator. We would all recommend trying this experience.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 26 May 2023
  • jodi
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best escape room we’ve done!
    We chose to do this escape room as we saw that they are a not for profit organisation and all of the money goes straight into charity work for the community. We were extremely glad we did choose this one as it was incredible!! We’ve done a lot of escape rooms in the past and this was by far the most interesting and engaging one we’ve done! It’s set in a real church and crypt which added to the experience and provided a unique aspect to it when compared to other heavily manufactured escape rooms. I would highly recommend this to anyone and it was so lovely to hear about the history of the church and the charity work that takes place there. 10/10 from start to finish :)
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 June 2023
  • Olivia
    Brighton, United Kingdom3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thank you Teresa!! The Lost Crypt was amazing!!
    Brilliant!!! We loved exploring and solving the mysteries of The Lost Crypt!! The puzzles were so fun and satisfying, and the setting was incredible - it’s so immersive and so cool to be in the crypt itself. We were a team of 5, and escaped in 39 mins! A great add-on to our holiday on the Isle of Wight. Our host, Teresa, was amazing - so enthusiastic, so attentive and clearly puts her all into her job! Thank you!!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 8 July 2023
  • Tammy M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great
    We’ve been to a couple of escape rooms, never one as unique as a real crypt! The puzzles really got us all thinking, and at times, a little stumped. We played as a family of five, and all recommend it.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 July 2023
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497465jane
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We had a great time. Went for my daughters birthday. We enjoyed the clues and finished in 45 minutes with a little help. The history of the building was interesting too
Written 18 February 2024
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Nicnac
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We just had a great time in the Lost Crypt. It was me, my husband and two sons (10 & 14). A really lovely lady briefed us and reassured us how it was all going to work. It was a really great challenge and some lovely bonding time for us.
Written 17 February 2024
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Traveler59375275980
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
A truly unique escape room experience... Great puzzles and authentic atmosphere. Our host was great, welcoming, knowledgeable and entertaining. Would highly recommend!!
Written 4 January 2024
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Rosemary D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We had an excellent time in the Lost Crypt as a family of 3 and escaped in 33 minutes. Puzzles were nicely achievable and followed the back story. There was a good variety of puzzles and would thoroughly recommend this escape room. Setting added to the atmosphere and entrance charge is used for good causes - even better
Written 26 October 2023
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Natalie M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We all had a Brill time. Excellent location and setting with a great storyline. Great fun for both my teenagers and us adults with loads of puzzles to figure out. Would definitely recommend. Even better that the proceeds go to charity. Thanks for a great time.
Written 20 October 2023
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damian b
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
It was for my daughter birthday, and was nice very nice, highly recommended. Good fun . My daughter friend's age up to 12 done very well 60 minutes. Try tu beat that

Written 16 September 2023
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sarahlfc
Liverpool, UK42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
We thought it was great that you managed to plan an escape room within a real crypt. The true story was interesting and our games person was really passionate with the story. Somehow we flew through the rooms and escaped on 36 minutes. The puzzles were different to what we had experienced before and the theme fit throughout.
I would definitely recommend trying to escape the crypt, the money goes to a great cause.
Thank you for a great time.
Written 15 September 2023
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TravellerX99oo
London, UK67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Really enjoyed this.....a well designed escape room in an atmospheric setting and for a good cause.
Good range of puzzles, varying in levels of challenge.
Sean the host was very professional and accommodating. Highly recommended
Written 2 September 2023
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Heini S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We were bought a trip to the Lost Crypt as a birthday present and had never done this kind of thing before., so although we had seen things like it on TV we had no idea how this kind of adventure would translate. The whole thing was superb, my one criticism is that I wish I could have stayed for hours... I was totally hooked. The first room was the hardest in a way, because it was the steepest learning curve as you figured out how to best approach this kind of problem solving. Once you get that though the fun redoubles as you apply those lessons. We loved that. The whole environment around it too was a hive of activity with all sorts of events for children and adults alike. The lady who hosted us was superb as a host and must have so much fun watching people working through it. Would thoroughly recommend.
Written 2 September 2023
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Curiosity24867724380
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Was an absolutely fantastic experience! Went with family and we all had a blast, highly recommend it
Written 31 August 2023
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