Escape room opens at Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower

Escape room opens at Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower

An exciting new escape room which tests visitors’ ability to solve puzzles and crack codes within an hour’s time limit has launched at the Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower in Gosport.

The new attraction, Explosive Escape, is sited in the historic C magazine building.

Teams are tasked with finding and disarming a bomb planted by enemies in a war-torn 1940s setting, but they can only do this by solving numerous puzzles.

Public Events Executive at the National Museum of the Royal Navy — the Explosion Museum’s parent museum — Marcus Cribb, said: “We wanted to offer visitors a completely new experience, and since opening Explosive Escape has been an incredible success.

“Groups are really relishing the challenge of Explosive Escape. It’s designed to make people work together as a team and overcome a difficult set of puzzles.

“It really tests all kinds of abilities and the historic setting of the magazine building at Explosion really adds to the atmosphere.

“Every team is different and work in a different way and they learn something along the way, which is nice to see.”

Portsmouth got its first escape room back in April this year. The Real Escape, sited in Commercial Road, joined an ever-growing slew of real-world escape games across the globe.

When we interviewed Real Escape founders Andras and Agnes at the time, they told us: “We believe that the popularity of live exit games comes from their unique, fun and investigative possibilities.”

Find out more about Explosive Escape on the Historic Dockyard website »