Select dates between Thursday 28 November - Saturday 21 December 2024, 6.30pm

The Spirit of Solstice: A Festive Murder Mystery

Winter Solstice 1922 

The depths of winter have gripped Nottingham and the local charitable philanthropist from Westwood, Nottinghamshire has invited the residents of the local village to Nottingham’s Shire Hall for a festive celebration with a twist.

Prepare to gasp in delight as they present a world-renowned Spiritualist as the night's entertainment. Will they be able to connect with the spirits of the past on the darkest and shortest day of the year? 

All guests are invited to be seated in the candle-lit Courtroom as the séance begins...

Join this evening of intrigue, accusations, and suspicion – complete with cocktails, dinner, and laughter.


£55.99 per person including:

* Three-course Christmas meal

* Arrival fizz cocktail or mocktail

* Murder mystery event

To be able to cater for all guests and arrange seating plans, please contact us to confirm your dietary requirements 3 weeks in advance of the event. Scroll down for more information about our food and drink.

Please note that the deposit and final payment are non-refundable.

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Choose to pay a £15 per person deposit today, and the rest of your balance will be taken 4th November.

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Thursday 28th November

Friday 29th November

Saturday 30th November

Wednesday 4th December

Thursday 5th December

Friday 6th December

Saturday 7th December

Wednesday 11th December

Thursday 12th December

Friday 13th December

Saturday 14th December

Thursday 19th December

Friday 20th December

Saturday 21st December

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Your Evening

Arrive 6.30pm to 7.00pm for a cocktail. Doors close promptly 7.15pm.

You will then be ushered into our grand courtroom for the murder mystery event. Something unexpected has happened and you must tour the museum, looking for clues. You will interview suspects in different locations to track down the murderer.

Your Christmas meal is served from 8.30pm.

You can mull over the crime throughout dinner to complete your sleuth pack. This is handed in before the big ‘whodunnit reveal’ in our courtroom.

The evening concludes promptly 10.30pm.

Food and Drink

Click here to view the Christmas menu

All guests will receive the meat eaters' menu as standard unless we are informed of any dietary requirements at least 3 weeks in advance.

Guests are expected to inform the museum if they require a vegetarian or vegan meal or have any specific requirements, allergies, or intolerances (for example, gluten-free). Please get in touch with our team via email: at least 3 weeks before your event.

We do not have a full kitchen on site, so ingredients are prepared in advance. Our catering team will happily accommodate allergies and intolerances with alternative dishes if we are able to let them know at least 3 weeks in advance.


Over 18s only.

Please note that the deposit and final payment are non-refundable.

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

Fancy dress is encouraged however not essential.

Photo is for illustrative purposes only and cast is subject to change

Please note that due to the limited accessibility of our Grade II* listed building, some areas of the game are not accessible for visitors with limited mobility. If you have specific access needs, please get in touch and we will be happy to talk through your needs.