Best Escape Rooms In Manchester

Looking for escape rooms in Manchester, but not sure which to choose? Here are some of the best escape rooms if you’re looking for things to do in Manchester. 

An escape room experience generally lasts for 60 minutes. These Manchester escape rooms are best played in groups of two or more as you will rely on each other for puzzle solving, trivia and logic.

Breakout Manchester Church Street

51 Church St, Manchester M4 1PD

Cursed Carnival Breakout

You recently visited the cursed carnival that came to Manchester. Since attending the show you have no recollection as to what happened whilst there. Last night, whilst asleep you had a sinister dream. You decide to sneak into the carnival an hour before it opens, whilst everyone is still asleep, to find the doll and rescue the trapped little girl.

Difficulty – 3/5 

The Emporium Of Magic

The Emporium of Magic is home to the weird and wonderful rare spells, potions and magical artefacts. There are rumours that the alchemist who owns it has been brewing a potion which will give the user unlimited magical powers and the ability to see the unseen. You have entered The Emporium after hours to seek out the recipe and the ingredients.

Difficulty 3/5 

Vacancy B

Exhausted after a long journey, you place your bag down on the freshly made bed, ready to relax. Suddenly, a sixty minute countdown begins. No matter what you try, the door will not open. Welcome to the Crimson Lake Motel. You check in, but you never check out.

Difficulty 4/5 

Captured B

It’s time to play a game. Some people are so ungrateful to be alive. If you survive this room you won’t be. One minute you are leading a normal life, going about your daily business, the next minute you have been captured. You wake up in an abandoned basement with no idea how you got there. A video begins to play and the clock starts to count down. 

Difficulty – 4/5 

The Detective Agency

Harry Dene is the world’s greatest detective and your closest friend. His latest case has driven him mad and he’s taken the law into his own hands in order to solve it.

He wanted to go solo but you’ve taken it upon yourself to try and talk him down and convince him to let go of the case. 

Upon arriving at his office, you realise things have gotten worse than you initially thought. The only way to get him off this case is to solve it yourself. But beware, Harry is good at hiding his secrets.

Difficulty – 4/5 

Zombie Lab

In this zombie escape room in Manchester, zombies are roaming the streets and no one is safe. Humanity’s only hope is an elite group of scientists, gathered together to find a cure. Rumour has it, the scientists have fallen prey to the flesh eating monsters. 

The fate of the world is in your hands. You’ve gained access to the lab to find the

cure. Can you get through the scientist’s defences to find the cure, save yourself and the world?

Difficulty – 4/5 


Can you go deep behind enemy territory and stop a missile strike which endangers the safety of the entire world?

There is 60 minutes before the missile launches. You need to break into the control centre without being detected and stop the launch.

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Escape Hunt Manchester

Unit 19, Corn Exchange, Exchange Square, Manchester M4 3TR

Dr Who Worlds Collide

Step into the future as you enter the offices of ChronosCorp HQ. Eccentric billionaire Alastair Montague’s efforts to develop commercial time travel have caused a tear in the fabric of space and time. The Cybermen are ready to take advantage and attack Earth.

Blackbeard’s Treasure

Step onto a pirate galleon in the middle of a battle for control of the High Seas. Your captain, the terrifying Blackbeard, has just been killed and his ship is shot to pieces and sinking fast.

Escape The Wild West

The Bill French gang are on their way to take your recent discovery of gold. With no sheriff around and no cavalry riding to the rescue your only hope is a rusty old locomotive that hasn’t worked in years – but with just one hour to get it going and escape with your lives, you need to think fast and work even faster.

Alice In Puzzleland

Step into Wonderland, where the Hatter has been accused of stealing the Queen’s Tarts. With Alice nowhere to be seen, it’s time for you to fill her shoes.

The Fourth Samurai

In ancient Japan the imperial emperor has ordered you, his most trusted samurai warriors, to defeat the evil warlord Tanaka Masamune.

But be warned, Tanaka is no ordinary enemy. He is protected by a powerful curse, and the only way to beat him is to steal the magic stone from the handle of his sword.

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The Last Vikings

Step into a legendary age of gods and monsters, where your peaceful Viking village is being threatened by an invasion of spine-chilling Ice Giants.

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Escape Reality Manchester

The Printworks Withy Grove, Manchester M4 2BS

Tortuga Pirates

You are the Captain of the famous Mariposa ship. Your crew has formed a mutiny and locked you and some of your friends in the prison of your ship. But you can’t stay there, you need to complete the mission you were undertaking: to find Derdrake’s treasure buried somewhere in Tortuga Island. You need the treasure to get rid of a terrible curse that will transform you into a spectre. 


There have been reports that there is a serial killer on the loose. Many people in the area have gone missing. Only one survivor has lived to tell the tale of what happened in the killer’s lair. Rumour has it that he forces his prisoners to perform ghastly tests to see how far they can push themselves in order to escape. 

You have suddenly awoken to discover that you have been locked inside a room of complete darkness with no recollection of how you found yourselves in this situation. 

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Bank Job

Assigned with the task of infiltrating the security at one of the world’s most protected bank vaults, you must steal the world’s most valuable diamond. 

You are the chosen few who must accept this challenge. Working with the clues previous searchers  have left behind, your team is ready. All security cameras have been disabled for the next hour. 

The Asylum

Rolling Hills Asylum became a derelict building after closing its doors 50 years ago. Rumour has it spirits were left behind and continue to roam the halls. You have broken into the derelict asylum to see if the rumours are in fact true. After feeling uneasy once inside you attempt to leave but you have lost your way. Can you escape?

Legend Of The Mummy

Legend has it that in the dark depths of the Ancient Pyramids lies a treasure which possesses unworldly secrets. A renowned Archaeology Professor had been assigned the dangerous task of retrieving the treasure before anyone else. However, the Professor has gone missing and someone must continue their work. You and your team of Archaeologists have been selected to complete the mission. 


In 1934, Alcatraz transformed into a maximum high-security prison housing the most infamous and dangerous criminals. Alcatraz has just reached its maximum capacity for the first time in history – because of you.

You are all masters of escaping and no prison has managed to contain you. As highly skilled individuals you have been plotting your escape plan and now the time has arrived. A diversion has been caused by other inmates and the warden has sprinted off to help, leaving you in your cells unguarded.. Can you escape before he returns and catches you?

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Lucardo Manchester – Escape Rooms

Floor 2, 5-7 Great Ancoats Street Virginia, Manchester M4 5AD

The Orphanage

St Josephine’s Orphanage for Girls stands empty, You and your colleagues have been invited to enter the grade II listed site and evaluate its potential for developing it into a new, state of the art urban-living apartment complex. Tread carefully though, you wouldn’t be the first to walk its eerie halls and perhaps decide for yourselves that some doors are better left closed.

Virginia House

A serial killer is on the loose. The killer has been leaving clues around the murder scenes, sending Scotland Yard around in circles. Your team has been granted access to the murder scene and is tasked with cracking the clues, riddles and puzzles to track down the next location before the murderer strikes again. An innocent life depends on you.

The Prison

You and your team of criminals are due to be checked into the Category A prison facility in Manchester after committing a series of crimes. As hardened criminals you have connections on the inside. They are staging a riot allowing you the opportunity to try and escape. Time will be limited. 

Gem Runner

The famous 190 carat Saratov diamond from Russia is being deposited at the central bank in Manchester. Lucardo has hacked the security system, buying your team a one hour window to steal the diamond. Can your team pull off Manchester’s biggest ever heist?


The year is 1938, just prior to the outbreak of WWII. You and your team are part of the newly founded British Secret Intelligence Service. The War Office has had a number of classified documents stolen, which are thought to be held in a secret enemy bunker. Intelligence tells us the guards change every hour. Your Mission is to crack the bunker security codes and recover the documents before the guards change.

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Exit The Room Manchester

1 Joiner Street, Manchester,


When the professor starts to show signs of insanity, your mission is to enter his creepy laboratory and discover what he is working on. The lab could be full of death traps and with the timer ticking away, you have to discover his secret plan, prevent him from carrying it out and ultimately to save mankind!

Players – 2-6

Difficulty – 6/10


During the cold war, a rogue agent stole a nuclear weapon. His plan was to end the war by using a bomb to start a new war.

Locked in his secret bunker he can press the red button at any time! Your mission is to stop his crazy plan and save mankind from destruction.

Players – 2-6

Difficulty – 7/10


The one and only hotel in Spooky town is not mentioned on any of the well-known travel sites. It’s not only run-down and shabby but has become infamous over the last few months as many of its guests have disappeared without a trace.

Your mission is to enter Room Number 9 where the murders are rumoured to have taken place. Explore and expose the secrets of Room Number 9.

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