Things to Do in County Galway
Open The Door Escape Room
5
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Escape room is an interesting and unconventional way to spend free time with friends. Players have limited time to solve a series of puzzles placed in a specially designed room. Look for clues, use objects, solve jigsaws. Any object in the room can matter, but some are just to fool you.
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1-2 hours
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Michelle
Carraroe, Ireland23 contributions
Family
We had no idea what to expect as it was our first time but the staff on the day were very helpful and they gave us a few hints when we were wandering around clueless.

We did the beginner Pirate Room with a 15 year old and a very shy 5 year old, they were so kind and chatty to him and he had no problem heading off for his adventure, the rooms were fantastic and we were really impressed with everything.

We all really enjoyed it and I couldn’t recommend it enough, it was worth every penny and they didn’t even charge for our 5 year old.
Written September 20, 2021
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Written September 24, 2021
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Michael H
8 contributions
Friends
Open The Door. It sounds so simple but I must stress that you should not be lured into a false sense of confidence. Solving one or two puzzles with only 6 or 7 clues won't actually garnish you much respect with these people. There is many a battle of wits ahead of you. If you come out of this intellectual joust atop your ivory horse, I will salute you and treat you as an equal. I must warn you though, this is no fait accompli and there is no money for old rope in this game.

If you are a gladiator thinking about stepping into the colloseum, I have a beginner riddle for you:

A cowboy rides into town on Friday, stays for three days and leaves on Friday. How did he do it??

If you do not get this, you might be a few shillings shy of a penny and I would recommend the Daily Mail beginner Sudoku. It is probably more your vintage.

I will do a follow on solution and step by step explanation to the above riddle soon for those interested.
Written August 26, 2020
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_sambuitendag
Wehrheim, Germany5 contributions
Family
The ship wreck escape was authentic, challenging and fun. Being in the room(s) caused just the right amount of confusion, anxiety, intrigue, laughter, elation and team work every escapee requires to keep us coming back for more of the same. We loved the combination of virtual and tactile clues. This room is super-interactive and mega-fun.
Written July 26, 2021
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Written July 27, 2021
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HighQualityPâté
30 contributions
Friends
I am an Escape game builder, also game Master myself, I played like 100 rooms around Europe. So my expectations can be pretty high.
For the price the rooms are pretty OK. Few locks with code. Lot of things to open.
I dont put 3 points to not lower the rooms but I would give a 3,5/5.
First bad point is there is no story before enter like in others on I did. A story to put you in the game by the game Master. You are Just let in the room and a not really immersive voice tell us a bit why we are here. More story and knowing What we have to do with shorts sentences would make the game even better.
Also the game Master Was not really in her job. Game mastering is a big part of the game. Giving People the motivation and the taste of the game. Putting People in a Good mood. But the help Was always when needed.
The second point would be more active puzzles and riddles. So you can feel you are activating the game and not someone Washington behind a screen. In the same Way, more logic in the game. Like you dont do puzzle for doing Just a puzzle but there is a logic reason to do it now in the story of the room. So you feel you are really playing and not Just doing riddles and puzzle one before another till you escape.
I Just let this for the expert like me but if you are a New player go for it and you Will spend Good time.
Written July 6, 2022
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Thank you for your opinions, we will try to use all tips in our ER, especially since they were given by such an experienced player like you. We just want to mention that there is not a padlock with a code in our rooms. Thanks again
Written July 17, 2022
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Louise
2 contributions
This is a proper escape room! Having been to the ones around Europe my partner and I have been disappointed with Ireland, until now! Ordinarily we have seen just a standard single room, not alot of detail in the decoration or design of the room and limited exploring. But then we found openthedoor by chance. We first did the pirate room and it blew us away ! Also amazing that you can adjust the difficulty level per room . We recently tried the castle black, few technical issues but still amazing and better than any other place we have experienced on the island. Really really hope these guys expand and get more rooms in because they know what they're doing! Just trust me on this , try it !
Written August 17, 2020
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Written August 23, 2020
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Melissa A
Milton, FL4 contributions
Friends
Played both games. Escape the Black Castle was absolutely the most amazing escape room I’ve ever done (I’ve done over 50). The decor was spectacular and the puzzles flowed nicely. Also played the Pirate Ship room and it was also amazing. Again, the decor was beyond imagination. These rooms were conceived and brought to life by the owners (not a chain business), which makes them even more impressive. I can’t say enough good things.
Written March 6, 2020
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Written March 7, 2020
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Kevin M
3 contributions
It was a really easy location to get to, right in the middle of Eyre Square!! Really easy people to get on with and made the experience all about us. Top quality escape room and as a big fan of Game of Thrones, I was really impressed with all the Equipment/Gadgets that were used to help us escape the run. Will defiently be back to try out the rest of the rooms!!!
Written August 31, 2020
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Written September 1, 2020
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Evita J
2 contributions
Friends
Just did the Pirate room, the room was very unique, interesting and atmospheric and imagine no padlocks! Props and puzzles are top quality, great fun. One of the best in Galway. Staff was very friendly and engaging. Top class experience!
Written August 16, 2020
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Written August 23, 2020
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Barry M
2 contributions
Family
We (2 adults + 2 teens) did the 'Pirate's Treasure from Galway Bay' experience while we were visiting Galway. Jacob was a great host and explained everything really well before we started. We really enjoyed the experience and had our wits really put to the test!
Written August 31, 2022
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Written September 1, 2022
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heffernanmssineadh
Western Ireland, Ireland21 contributions
Family
We did the escape from Black Castle; three adults and one child. It was great fun. The staff member who locked us in ;-) was informative, engaging and funny. We got out with three minutes to spare and it was a great way to spend an hour in the city. We will be back.
Written June 25, 2021
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Written June 27, 2021
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Open The Door Escape Room (County Galway) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Open The Door Escape Room is open:
  • Mon - Fri 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM