Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Special Event

15/05/2015 - 15/05/2015

Will you make it off the Rig Byrd alive? Catch the culprit before they catch you!

A murder mystery event and themed creative activities.

Tickets cost £3
plus £0.83 booking fee
Tickets are non-refundable.

murder on the high seas

There's Been A Murder!
The water drenched decks of the Rig Byrd hold a terrible secret. The most unimaginable crime has been committed, and everyone's a suspect!

The rig is on lock-down; it's the duty of all on-board to search for clues to solve this mystery. Will you make it off alive? Catch the culprit before they catch you!

This murder mystery is brought to you by Sonic Boom Theatre.

Take part in this thrilling murder mystery by forming a team to search the museum and interrogate prime suspects. Who can solve the mystery in the quickest time? There's a prize for the fastest thinking crime solvers!

Real Nice Collective: screen printing
Artists Emily Moore and Katie Guthire of Real Nice Collective have created a bespoke design inspired by the mysterious goings on at the Maritime Museum. Screen print a limited edition poster to take home as a memento of your evening.

Mug Shots
Take your place in the line-up and prepare to have your mug shot taken! Get into character using our props and costumes. Photos will be available for free download after the event.

Guerilla Top-Ups
We'll also have a few fun extras for you to discover on the night! 





Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
This event is for all adults and young people aged 16 years and over.

What is the refund policy?
Tickets are non-refundable.

Will photography be allowed?
We will have a professional photographer documenting the event. AAG&M reserves the right to use images for the purposes of promotion and advocacy.

Guests are allowed to take photos in the museum, but please refrain from using flash. If you share your images on social media, it would be great if you tagged us. Facebook @ Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums or on Twitter @AbdnArtMuseums

Do I need to form a team before the event?
Yes, please form your teams before arriving at the event. We suggest that ideal team sizes should consist of 2-8 people. We recommend that you purchase all of the tickets that you desire in one order, to help to try to avoid disappointment. However, please note that the total number of tickets available for this event is limited and once sold out, no more will be released for sale.

You'll need a team name too!

When should we arrive?
Event registration will open at 6.45pm. Activities run between 7pm-9pm. Activities operate on a drop-in basis. We recommend arriving between 6.45-7.30pm to make the most of the activities on offer.

How will the murder mystery work?
Upon arrival each team will be issued with a scenario card outlining the murder mystery plot. You can choose to do either the creative activities or the murder mystery first. However, please note that in order to manage visitor flow; at busy times we may advise teams to enjoy either the creative activities or murder mystery first.

A time keeper will mark your card with a start time only when you decide to tackle the murder mystery.

As a team, roam the Museum in search of suspects. When you encounter a suspect, it's your job to interrogate them, listen carefully for clues. Once you've encountered all suspects, review the evidence and name your culprit! Hand your answer into a time keeper at the end point. If you're correct, your team could be in with a chance of winning the mystery prize.

What is the prize for?
The team who correctly solves the mystery in the fastest time will win a mystery prize.

Once you start the murder mystery a time keeper will mark your card with a start time. Once you are ready to submit your answer, a time keeper will mark your card with a completion time. All teams who correctly solve the mystery will be entered into the competition for the fastest time.

Please note that this is not a prize for the team who solves the mystery first. You may choose to do the creative activities first. Please allow at least 30 minutes to attempt the murder mystery.