Museums After Dark Presents Murder on the High Seas

Event Date: 
Saturday, 2 November 2019 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Strictly 18+ only

HMS Warrior, 1946, a scene of a murder most foul...

Darkness once again descends on the dockyard as guests travel back to 2 November 1946 as they try to solve a murder most foul. You're cordially invited to the wedding of Mr and Mrs Clarke onboard the resplendent HMS Warrior for an evening you will never forget...

Britain is at peace, the Second World War is over and people's lives begin to return to normality. For one couple, their wedding onboard Warrior soon descends into anarchy and death.

Those who served onboard the black battle fleet’s most famous ship are all too familiar with the curse. Some dismiss the old wives tale as wartime banter, but for some, the warnings have fallen on deaf ears as wedding guests prepare for the evenings proceedings.

Will you survive the night? 

'Museums After Dark Presents Murder on the High Seas' a brand new fully immersive murder mystery experience that unfolds before you. Start your evening outside Victory Gate, a historic entry point to the Historic Dockyard, one that has witnessed despicable acts and villains whom enter it. You'll be greeted by our team and handed an envelope with your invitation to join wedding guests onboard Warrior.

Sit alongside other wedding guests from the period as your experience onboard Warrior truly begins. Wine and dine with your fellow sleuths, familiarise yourself with suspicious agents and take note of your surroundings. 

Afterwards, you'll join other guests as the experience increases in intensity as something truly horrible happens. Will you brave the famous Warrior curse? Or, is foul play a foot? Our lovers certainly don’t believe in this old wives’ tale, but what will happen to them by the end of the night? Join us at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on 2 November for a wedding, a murder and shocking revelations. 

Evening schedule

Time Description 
6.30pm Arrive at Victory Gate - outside Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
7pm Greeted by our toast master, guests are led onboard HMS Warrior to begin their murder mystery experience
7.20pm Wedding breakfast begins as food is served to you as you are joined by our historic characters
8pm Move to another area of the ship as you are led on your evening of entertainment
10pm The murder mystery evening ends as guests are led to Victory Gate 

    The experience is only suitable for over 18s only. All tickets include food on the night. The event is on Saturday 2 November only. If you have specific dietary requirements, please send us your details to

    Can you solve the murder? 

    For a one-of-a-kind experience onboard HMS Warrior, join us for 'Museums After Dark: Murder on the High Seas' as you try to solve the case. Tickets cost £45 per person. Limited capacity. 

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