Mansion of Mystery Escape Rooms

Mansion of Mystery Escape Rooms

Mansion of Mystery Escape Rooms
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PLEASE NOTE: OUR ESCAPE ROOMS ARE NOW CLOSED - WE WILL BE MOVING TO AN EXCITING NEW LOCATION IN 2024. Our escape rooms offer interactive and intuitive real-life adventure games for teams of two to six people. You and your companions are “locked” inside a room packed full of puzzles and challenges for you to work together to solve. You have just sixty minutes to unravel all of the mysteries and to make your escape.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • cford789
    3 contributions
    Escape room with added extras
    I've done lots of escape rooms before and this was just as good and well planned out. At the time of our visit there were closed roads with diversions down single track lanes. Luckily, we set off earlier and arrived on time. Clues and hints on screen were readily available when we were struggling or hadn't noticed items had become unlocked. (No spoilers, I wont be too specific!) When a couple of the puzzles are solved there could be an announcement or something more obvious as we wasted time waiting around a little. However, it may be just our group not being observant enough. The grounds around the castle and zoo make it an overall good day out. I had 3 older teenagers who all enjoyed it so thumbs from all of us.
    Thanks for taking the time and trouble to write a review of your recent visit - and so sorry about the diversion which was beyond our control. We had warned other customers to expect delays but then the contractors extended the works without telling us so we weren't able to issue you with a warning.
    Written 27 February 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 February 2023
  • Stuart G
    1 contribution
    Excellent day at Mansion of Mystery!
    We all loved the experience at the mansion of mystery. The staff were lovely and added to a great day. Entry to the grounds were included also so it made it a full day's experience seeing the owls, birds and otters aswell. Thank you
    It's a real bonus that our customers also get to enjoy a day out at Pembrokeshire's most fascinating stately home for the same cost as an ordinary escape room game. Delighted that you enjoyed the Mansion of Mystery experience Stuart.
    Written 27 March 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 27 March 2023
  • Sarah H
    2 contributions
    Time Machine escape room
    The Time Machine at Mansion of Mystery was my first experience of an escape room. I was so impressed by the whole thing. On entering the building you are lead into the reception room that is wonderfully set up with all sorts of interesting historical artefacts. This room sets the scene for shifting into a different time zone. The story line for the Time Machine escape room is great and the set up, decor, objects were very cleverly thought out. And the Time Machine itself is really wonderful. We needed lots of prompts being total beginners and these were dropped in by Agatha our host at just the right moments. I would highly recommend these escape rooms especially as part of a day out to Picton castle and grounds.
    Thanks for giving us such a lovely review, Sarah. Agatha and her colleagues are always there to help with extra clues and suggestions so that no-one gets stuck trying to solve the tricker puzzles - that's no fun as we know from experiencing other escape rooms. But experienced players can rest assured - we only offer extra clues if you ask for them.
    Written 27 March 2023
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    Visited March 2023
    Written 27 March 2023
  • bluemoon4
    48 contributions
    Great Setting and really good value
    We had a great time doing the Time Machine room. The room was creatively done and the setting was very atmospheric. The puzzles were challenging enough whilst still being possible. The added bonus of it including entry into Picton Castle's grounds and gardens and the Welsh Owl garden and zoo made it the best value escape room we've done!
    Thanks for posting a terrific review. Do come back and visit again and try our Spy School escape game next time - it's just as much fun!
    Written 31 March 2023
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    Visited March 2023
    Written 30 March 2023
  • Neil K
    1 contribution
    Seconds to spare
    Good fun for family with older teens. Assistance was well timed and the host really helpful. Will be back to try the other. Also enjoyed looking round the gardens and the birds too.
    So pleased that you and your family enjoyed your visit to the Mansion of Mystery - we look forward to seeing you again soon.
    Written 11 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 April 2023
  • janek662016
    Warrington, United Kingdom13 contributions
    Great escape!!
    Went with my two granddaughters who have escaped from other other rooms and they said it was the best they had done yet. It was my first experience and it was great fun finding the innovative, sneaky clues and opening the doors. Thanks to the Game-master who nudged us in the right direction at just the right moments without overdoing it.
    It is always good to get feedback from escapers who have visited other escape rooms - we like to think that we are up there among the best! Hope we see you again soon.
    Written 14 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 14 April 2023
  • Lala C
    1 contribution
    Great fun, would do again (and escape this time!)
    Went here for a surprise Birthday treat after a dash round Skomer island. It was brilliant! Went with family 7-70yrs and they all loved it, we got locked in, it was very cleverly put together! The ticket also allows access to Picton Castle, so we have a lovely walk around the gardens, could have easily spent the day there entertaining the whole family
    The Mansion of Mystery really does seem to be popular with everyone. In fact, our oldest players have been in their eighties and set a cracking time to make their escape - it probably helped that they were all cryptic crossword fanatics. But you don't have to be champion problem solvers to enjoy the experience. Our games masters are always on hand to offer extra clues if you get stuck at any stage.
    Written 28 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 26 May 2023
  • Luke P
    2 contributions
    Great family fun
    Really good day out for all ages, the time machine escape room was very immersive and entertaining. The host was very helpful and friendly and didn't make us feel rushed, allowing us to have pictures in the decorative waiting room once we finished. Can't wait to do the spy school escape room soon.
    And we can't wait to welcome you back. Thanks for taking the time and trouble to write a review - we look forward to reading what you think of our Spy School.
    Written 31 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 30 May 2023
  • Glynis C
    1 contribution
    Great Fun Day Out
    Booked the Time Machine Escape Room at Picton Castle as a surprise birthday gift for our son, and it did not disappoint. We all loved the challenge and our grandchildren (at 12 and 10 years) could contribute as well - lateral thinking and being observant are crucial. Just enough help offered when we were struggling (a second torch would have helped too!) Afterwards enjoyed a lovely lunch at Maria's Restaurant in the Castle, then explored the gardens, and even managed to watch the owl flying display (that was quite an experience!) We hope to return another time to try the Spy School Room too .......
    Thank you for your lovely review, Glynis. We are mystified by the disappearance of the second torch you mentioned as there should have been two. Our boffins think that it must have been sucked into a time warp and we just hope that it hasn't rematerialised in the sixteenth century! Do come and visit us again and trying your hand at the Spy School.
    Written 4 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 July 2023
  • Mark-The-Traveller69
    2 contributions
    Great host, great experience
    We visited in July and did the Time Machine escape room. Had a great experience with the host helping us along when he could see we were struggling meaning we managed to escape with less than two minutes left. Really enjoyed the room and the host was friendly and added to the experience. The tickets including entry to the castle, zoo and grounds was a nice bonus
    Thanks for pointing out that entry to Picton Castle and the gardens and zoo are all included in our escape room ticket - something no other similar attraction can offer, making a visit to the Mansion of Mystery a terrific bargain. Delighted that you enjoyed yourself, Mark.
    Written 6 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 July 2023
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Wendy H
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Family
We had great fun doing the Spy School escape room , it was well thought out and very much enjoyed by all . Being able to then enjoy the grounds , Birds of Prey and castle was a bonus .
Written 1 September 2023
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Thanks for taking the time and trouble to write a review, Wendy. So glad that you all enjoyed your visit toi the Mansion of Mystery.
Written 3 September 2023
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Becky
Reading, UK4 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Fabulous escape room! We were pretty hopeless, but the host was super helpful and gave us plenty of clues - though we still didn’t make it out in time! Had loads of fun though, and really enjoyed exploring the castle and gardens - all included in the ticket price. Also had a delicious lunch at Maria’s cafe - and her thick Spanish hot chocolate is to die for! Absolutely amazing!
Written 31 August 2023
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Sounds like you had a fabulous day with us at Picton. Such a shame that we are now in our final month at the castle but hopefully we will be in new premises in the near future with more escape rooms to enjoy.
Written 3 September 2023
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Oski
4 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Attended as a family with a 8 and 10 year old. We did the Time Machine escape room and failed to beat it. It was very good and very clever. There were a few surprises we did not expect. Children did manage to solve the puzzles and It seemed fun for all ages, including adults. Some locks were a bit confusing but overall it was a really fun experience. I would recommend to families of all ages.
Written 31 August 2023
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Thanks for your warm recommendation, Oscar. The majority of our customers over the summer holidays have been families with children and they all seem to thoroughly enjoy themselves.
Written 3 September 2023
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Katie M
7 contributions
Aug 2023
Really enjoyed this. Doing an escape room in a castle was excellent, provided great atmosphere. A really fantastic end to our holiday. Thank you
Written 18 August 2023
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Thanks K - we aim to please. We hope you have many happy memories of your holiday in Pembrokeshire and your visit to the Mansion of Mystery.
Written 20 August 2023
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Martha Jones
Greater London, UK9 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
This was my first escape room experience. It was so much fun and so well crafted, I think we’ll be back for the other escape room as soon as time allows. Thank you!
Written 14 August 2023
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Thanks Martha and Martin - so pleased that you enjoyed your first escape room experience. We would love to have you pay a return visit but do need to warn you that this will be our last summer operating the escape rooms at Picton Castle. We are due to cease operation at the end of September before moving to new premises sometime (hopefully) in 2024.
Written 14 August 2023
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Leanne H
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Family
We had the pleasure of experiencing the 'Mansion of Mystery,' an extraordinary Victorian/Steampunk escape room located at Picton Castle. Our chosen adventure was 'The Time Machine.' We completed the room as a diverse group of six family members spanning different generations – from grandparents to teenagers. With teamwork and excitement as our driving forces, we successfully escaped within 56 minutes, creating lasting memories filled with fun, laughter, and enjoyment.

What truly made our visit exceptional was the comprehensive package that accompanied the escape room challenge. Our entry not only granted us access to the mind-bending escape room but also offered a delightful journey into Picton Castle's enchanting grounds. We explored meticulously maintained gardens and had the privilege of visiting the captivating Welsh Owl garden and zoo. The bird display was a highlight, made even more special by the knowledgeable keeper who exuded genuine passion for the birds in their care.

While the escape room provided a unique and immersive experience, the extension into the castle and gardens was an unexpected delight. The limited glimpse into the mansion's interior was a fascinating addition to our adventure. The experience comes highly recommended, with the suggested time frame of two hours beyond the escape room itself. However, I found that this span was indeed too short, considering the charming Ovally Tearoom onsite. Our family ended up spending a fulfilling 3 to 4 hours, and we could have easily spent more time relishing the enchanting surroundings.

In conclusion, the 'Mansion of Mystery' at Picton Castle offers not just an exciting escape room, but an all-encompassing experience that caters to diverse interests and age groups. Our adventure in 'The Time Machine' was a resounding success, and the opportunity to explore the castle, gardens, and delightful bird display only enhanced the entire outing. This is undoubtedly an attraction that merits an extended visit to truly savor all the wonders it has to offer. We are eagerly looking forward to visiting again next year when we return to Pembrokeshire. Please consider adding more escape rooms, as we are excited to see what else is on offer!
Written 13 August 2023
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Wow - thank you so much for your stunning and very detailed review Leanne. Would you like a position in charge of our Public Relations team? Seriously, you have done a terrific job in pointing out how amazing the Picton Castle experience is. It is one that we are very proud of creating. Sadly, changes at the castle mean that we are unable to expand which means relocating the Mansion of Mystery to a new home (with space to add more escape rooms) but inevitably there will be a bit of a gap before we are able to reopen. In the meantime our visitors have until the end of September to pay us a return visit if they would like to complete "the set" and tackle either the Time Machine or Spy School.
Written 14 August 2023
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Piotr
2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
We had excellent time in the escape room. Staff were very friendly and courteous . Game itself was interesting and with few nice twists.
Definitely recommend if you like mental challenges, staff is experienced with giving you the right clue at the right time.
Written 11 August 2023
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Thanks for your review - we are delighted that you enjoyed your day with us. We are tickled pink to hear that we have just been been designated as once of Trip Advisor's Travellers' Choice destinations for 2023. This distinction marks our position as one of the world's top ten per cent of tourist destinations according to our customers' ratings.
Written 12 August 2023
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Pipyb
Pembrokeshire, UK56 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
Well , firstly the positives- the room you first go into is great and really atmospheric and it sets the scene for what you hope will be a great experience.. the props are great !but the actual ‘Time Machine ‘ escape room was such a disappointment.. great if you like padlocks!! It was pretty much all padlocks either numeric or alphabetical… there didn’t appear to be any ‘flow’ To the puzzles either, you would crack one padlock and then find another clue which in turn related to something completely unconnected to what else was in the cabinet.. We had to ask for clues but to be honest we got bored.. This was our 7th room between us and all of us agreed it was the one we enjoyed least.. You may think that’s because we didn’t succeed in getting out, it genuinely isn’t.. we just enjoy doing them- but this was one padlock after another, very little variety in skills needed .. So certainly wouldn’t return. Often these things are better if you are really put into role by the person introducing you but our lad was ‘tired’ ( We asked if he was ok as he wasn’t smiling, hardly spoke to us, wasn’t very enthusiastic- and this is what he said) .. But at other escape rooms the person who greets you is often in role, quite often fancy dress- really enthusiastic and friendly so you all get into it , but not this day. So for us- definitely not the best escape room. Thank goodness we got free entrance into the castle/grounds/zoo etc as that was all great and at least we got some value for money..
Written 9 August 2023
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Thanks for your honest review, Pip. We are sorry that your experience was so very different from that of the vast majority of our visitors who give us five star reviews and often declare us as being their best-ever escape rooms - including players who have tried many other establishments. It does sound like you caught one of our Games Masters having a very, very, very bad day! We will investigate and make sure no one else has a similar experience, ever!!
Written 10 August 2023
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RebeccaKitchen
4 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Loved the quirky entrance to both the building and the escape room. Host was super helpful. Quite a difficult room but great fun.
Written 3 August 2023
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Thanks, Rebecca. Quirky could be our middle name. We are so lucky to have such a great location for the Mansion of Mystery - we can't think another to rival it.
Written 4 August 2023
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Helen B
Leamington Spa, UK5 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
This was our first Escape room and we didn't have a clue what we were doing. We didn't quite escape but we had loads of fun together trying to work out the clues and we got just the right amount of help from Jade as we went along. We will definitely do another Escape room after this experience. All the family enjoyed it, which is a win for holidays with teens.
Written 3 August 2023
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Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review, Helen. We are delighted that this first experience of an escape room has given you an appetite to try more. Be careful - it can be addictive!
Written 4 August 2023
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