Christmas Murder Mystery: Who The Dickens Killed Charles?

Christmas Murder Mystery: Who The Dickens Killed Charles?

Selected dates November/December


Charles ”was dead, to begin with”.  Who the Dickens did it?

You can investigate the death of Charles Dickens, author of  A Christmas Carol, on this festive murder mystery event.

The clues are all there. You can question the suspects: Ebenezer Scrooge, Miss Havisham, Bill Sykes and Nancy.

Each of these infamous characters has a motive. But will you be able to discover the reasons why they killed their creator on this exciting Christmas party?

Tour the museum, pick up the clues as you interview the characters, and build your case to discover the murderer. 

Tickets just £39.99 per person and include:

 * Arrival drink of mulled wine

 * Murder mystery tour

 * Three course Christmas meal (download the menu)

 * Music and dancing until midnight


Who The Dickens Killed Charles? Christmas events are fully booked – but you can book tickets for our New Year’s Eve Champagne Cocktails and Crime party

Fri 30 Nov, Sat 1 DecThurs 6 Dec (Sold Out), Fri 7 Dec, Sat 8 Dec, Thurs 13 Dec, Fri 14 Dec , Sat 15 Dec, Thurs 20 Dec, Fri 21 Dec, Sat 22 Dec


Guests should arrive between 6.30pm and 7.00pm with mulled wine on arrival (doors close at 8pm)

Tours take place between 7.00pm and 7.30pm (depending on the size of the group)

The meal is served between 8pm and 8.30pm (the evening concludes at midnight)


A non-refundable deposit of £10 per person is required to secure the booking. Final numbers and full payment will need to be made one month prior to the event. Please note that we are unable to refund or transfer bookings once confirmed.

Dietary requirement

Guests who would prefer the vegetarian option, or who have other specific dietary requirements, need to notify us prior to the event as food options can’t be ordered on the night.


Over 18s only. Please bring comfortable shoes and coats as it gets a little cold in the prison which is part of the museum tour.

For more information or for large groups or parties please email or call 0115 993 9822


National Justice Museum,
High Pavement, ,
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