Escaping from Buckingham Palace sounds like a bad movie plot, but it’s actually a real-life adventure you can take on, courtesy of this escape room experience. “Escape Room: Leonardo Artmergency!” will take place at the Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace in London, and will feature four rooms of puzzles and riddles inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s work. Teams of four and eight will be able to collaborate to solve the mystery of the missing curator, and win their way out of the room.
The Royal Collection Trust said that you must “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 escape room experience is launching at the same time as an exhibition in the Queen’s Gallery called “Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing,” which marks the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death. Over 200 of his most famous drawings will be on display in the Royal Collection, reflecting his accomplishments in painting, sculpture, architecture, anatomy, engineering, geology, botany, and cartography.
The escape room will be available every Friday and Saturday until October 5 of this year, at 6:15 PM, 6:45 PM, 7:15 PM, and 7:45 PM. Tickets are $190 for a team of four to eight people.