Victorian Murder Mystery Dinner at Oxford Castle

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Friday 27 September 17:45

From £79.00

Listed by Spice Thames Valley & Solent


Join fellow Spicers for an evening of entertainment in this very special venue. The Warden of Oxford Castle & Prison and his wife have invited you to join the good citizens of Oxford for a delicious two-course meal. But foul play is afoot and no-one is above suspicion…

This Victorian murder mystery and dinner event is a unique way to embrace Oxford’s dark and curious history…

When you arrive, you’ll be welcomed down to the atmospheric crypt for a glass of prosecco, and the chance to mingle and meet your fellow sleuths.

Then it’s time to solve the mystery. Follow the clues, working your way through the prison as you interrogate the denizens of this historic setting. Then sit down to discuss and share your theories over a dinner, served by the prisoners themselves, before the big reveal.

Fancy dress is optional, but you are most welcome to immerse yourself in the victorian dining experience. The evening will finish between 9.30 and 10pm.

Tickets for this exclusive event are strictly limited, so book now to avoid missing out!

This is a ticketed event, refunds will only be possible if the ticket is resold.

Oxford Castle Murder Mystery


  • welcome glass of prosecco
  • 2 course meal
  • Spice Host


  • drinks

Harold Smith, the Warden of Oxford Prison

Warden Smith is proud of his work transforming the prison into a modern and forward thinking institution. And what better way to show off his work (and boost his social standing with the good people of Oxford) than to throw a delightful dinner party with his wife Winnifred! But does his jovial demeanour hide a more sinister character?

Mrs Winnifred Smith

Winnifred is the devoted wife of Warden Smith, and (as she never tires of telling visitors) three-times winner of ‘Best Victoria Sponge in Oxford’, But is all in fact well in the Smith household?

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Getting There


We are a short 10 minute walk away from Oxford Train Station. Oxford rail station has regular links to London (60 minutes) and all major UK cities. For information and timetables visit National Rail.


If you’re travelling by car, we highly recommend using one of Oxford’s five Park & Ride car parks to complete your journey. With frequent bus links into the city centre. The closest Park & Ride are Seacourt and Redbridge. For more information please check the dedicated website.

Car parks can be found at Westgate Shopping Centre, Oxpens, Worcester Street and Gloucester Green and are all a short walking distance from Oxford Castle & Prison. For more details and a map of Oxford’s car parks, please visit the Oxford City Council website.

Availability & Pricing

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Guest/ Non Member£84.00Available

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Oxford Castle and Prison,, 4-46 Oxford Castle,, Oxford, OX1 1AY

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