Escape Ely

Time for you to Escape Ely - a Bafflements outdoor game presented by Ely Museum with the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Ely Museum with the support of The National Lottery Heritage Fund presents a fabulous outdoor adventure quest!

It’s 1817, and you’re a prisoner on the run from Ely Gaol. Unjustly accused, you face the threat of execution unless you can prove your innocence. Follow the clues a friend has hidden for you around the city to help you find your way off the Isle to freedom!


What: A fun challenge combined with an easy, informative stroll through some of Ely’s beautiful sights. Ideal for anyone aged from 8 to 80 to discover this beautiful city and its historical highlights.
When: Any time during daylight hours.
Duration: 60 – 90 minutes average (no time limit).
Starts from: Ely Museum, The Old Gaol, Market St, Ely CB7 4LS
Difficulty: Medium

What do I need?

  • A fully charged smartphone (Android or iOS).
  • A team of enthusiastic detectives (any number can play, with up to 6 phones linked to the same game).
  • The Roamr app, a free download from the App Store or the Google Play Store.

This is a self-guided game played on the Roamr mobile app. An exciting challenge and intriguing story are combined with images and directions, taking you to key points around the location to find the solutions to a series of puzzles. You can play the same game on up to 6 phones per team, with the next puzzle unlocking automatically as each one is solved. Hints are available to help you out if you need them, so you’ll never get stuck.