Introducing Bristol Murder Mystery Venues, to continue our series on great venues around the area that we recommend for Murder Mystery Dinners.
Here are some of the best Bristol Murder Mystery Venues:-
The S.S Great Britain
A great way to go back in time and immerse yourself in the stylish 20’s and 30’s. No one had ever designed so vast a ship, nor had the vision to build it of iron. Brunel fitted her with a 1000 hp steam engine, the most powerful yet used at sea. Perhaps most daring of all, Brunel rejected using conventional paddle wheels to drive his ship. Instead, he gave the ss Great Britain a screw propeller. This was the newest invention in maritime technology. By seeing how to combine these key innovations, Brunel created a ship that changed history. We have public dates available for upcoming murder mystery dinners on the SS Great Britain. Click here for details.
The original house, which forms the central part of the venue, dates back to 1790 where it served as a private residence set within 800 acres of woodland. Between 1839 and 1955 Cadbury House became a school known as St David’s.
Later the house evolved into a luxury country club, providing a stunning back drop for hunting balls, medieval banquets and charity events.
In recent years Cadbury house has transformed into the awe-inspiring venue it is today. Purchased by Nick Taplin and Simon Matthews-Williams in 2003, the venue has benefitted from a £28 million makeover. We have public dates available for upcoming murder mystery dinners Cadbury House. Click here for details.
The Royal Marriott Hotel, Bristol
At the hotel, two broad stone staircases led to the first floor which, we are told, had “elegantly appointed private rooms, dining rooms, sitting rooms, drawing rooms and bedrooms”. Above this were three more floors. When the Royal Hotel opened on Monday, March 23, 1868, it met with the “hearty approval” of its first visitors.
Between the wars The Royal established a reputation for its good food and wines. The hotel remained open throughout the Second World War, although the Palm Court suffered some bomb damage. Laurel and Hardy stayed at the hotel during a visit to Bristol to see the Bristol City FC v. Wigan cup match on July 18, 1947.
In 2008 Marriott invested more than £3 million in a refurbishment of all bedrooms. High Tea is still served in the same time-honored Victorian tradition as it was when the hotel first opened. The famous Palm Court made from bath stone and stain glass roof, situated in the centre of the hotel, still remains for you to see.
The project was funded with £44.3 million from the National Lottery, Millennium Commission, South West of England Regional Development Agency, and a further £43.4 million from commercial partners (including a controversial donation from Nestlé) and Bristol City Council. The selection and design of exhibits were criticised by Gregory and other scientific adviser as being “totally inappropriate to the spirit of science”.
The centre is situated on the former Canon’s Wharf. Wildwalk and the IMAX cinema occupied a modified 19th century former lead-works building, The goods shed was one of the first buildings to use reinforced concrete and both buildings are Grade II listed buildings. The buildings are located around Millennium Square – also part of the regeneration — and Pero’s Bridge, a footbridge across the harbour which links it to the Arnolfini art gallery, Bristol Industrial Museum and Queen Square.