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Department Of Magic

Open Now: 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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Great day out

Me and my friends had a great time during a day trip to Edinburgh. This was a fantastic Escape Room... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Great experience despite being defeated by the dark lord!

Me and my friend thought we would try our chances at one of the department of magic escape rooms... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sam R
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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The world of witchcraft and wizardry is in peril. As our last hope it is up to you to assemble your order and collect the The Prophecies. The Dark Lord has scattered them throughout the Department of Magic and you must find them and use them before...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
9-11 Blair Street, Edinburgh EH1 1QR, Scotland
Old Town
+44 131 357 0377
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There ar a lot of the wizarding world rooms out there but it's rare that you get to be on the dark lord's side. The story was fun and the room was incredibly well made and provided a great atmosphere. I would say this was...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Veronika L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Me and my friends had a great time during a day trip to Edinburgh. This was a fantastic Escape Room (we did the Prophecies' Quest) and Steven was really helpful and friendly. We were really able to immerse ourselves in the experience and the helping...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank LTWanderlust28
Reviewed 6 days ago

Me and my friend thought we would try our chances at one of the department of magic escape rooms. We really enjoyed the game and although we lost it was still good fun and will encourage us to come back! The butter beers served at...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sam R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the dark lord’s resurrection escape room. There were six of us and we didn’t want it to be too scary because we had an eight year old with us. We all got to put on robes and it was really fun looking like...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a brilliant time in the prophecy room! Something totally different and a great way to get your brain working and your adrenaline pumping as you try to work against the clock to solve the clues! Would definitely recommend.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank LauraD2b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The guide Stuart was great fun and helpful, he made it clear we were never locked in and can leave at any point. We had X2adults and x3 teenagers and everyone was fully involved. It was not as easy as I assumed. I am very...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Karen S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a lover of anything Harry Potter wanted to try this Potter inspired escape room. It was fully immersive and fun with a great guide (Prim). If travelling to Edinburgh for all things Potter this experience is a must.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Emma C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We (6 of us) came here for one of our friends birthday. The whole thing is amazing. The cafe/bar is really cool and has an excellent atmosphere. The music is really nice and it's difficult to find a good cafe with good music. We did...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank inka252019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of friends and I were looking for a fun activity in Edinburgh. Our apartment happened to be on the same street so we looked it up. Having done escape rooms in the States in the past, we were looking forward to seeing another...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jwhittaker8789
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Emily was an amazing host this evening and we are definitely going to be coming back to do the next room! We loved the interactive nature of the room and it’s unlike any other rooms we’ve been to in Edinburgh! Definitely a challenge but so...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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February 10, 2019|
Response from LancasterRoamer | Reviewed this property |
Yes but might be a bit complicated for them.
September 10, 2018|
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Response from CakeLady2012 | Reviewed this property |
We were two fiftyish Mothers with daughters of 26 and 19, we all had a great time.
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May 30, 2018|
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Response from eilidhdonaldson | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I think being English speaking is definitely an advantage! You do have a games master going round the rooms with you and I’m sure they’d be happy to repeat the information/ help you understand. Hope this helps, I’m... More