History Mystery London: Leonardo Artmergency!

By | May 28, 2019

by History Mystery London (website)

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, SW1A 1AA

Central London

4-8 players

60 minutes

Think like a Renaissance genius to unlock the mysteries in Leonardo’s drawings. Your team will need careful observation, creative thinking and detective work to beat the clock, but no prior art history knowledge is required. The Queen’s Gallery will be transformed into four rooms of thematic puzzles and riddles as you solve the mystery of the missing curator.
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History Mystery specialise in games in distinctive locations, but even by their standards an escape room set in Buckingham Palace is pretty noteworthy. Artmergency is a pop-up, running on selected evenings only through the summer, and takes place in the Queen’s Gallery as part of an exhibition of sketches by Leonardo Da Vinci. During the daytime the exhibition is open to the public in the normal way; if you book a game slot, you get the gallery all to yourself.
The Gallery is a series of rooms,...
You're unlikely to get another chance to play in quite such an impressive venue or with such interesting props and, for that alone, this game is worth playing. In spite of a weak start, it delivered a fun experience overall and, while there were certainly moments of frustration during the remainder of the game, they were outweighed by the experience.
News of an escape game to take place within the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace created ripples of excitement among escapists and art fans alike. In Leonardo's Artmergency, a curator has vanished from the exhibition of Da Vinci's drawings, and it's up to you to delve into the great master's work to find clues to their whereabouts...

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