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Shipwrights by Improbable Escapes

Shipwrights by Improbable Escapes​An immersive ‘escape room’ experience with nautical-themed puzzles and challenges. Suitable for groups of 2-6 people.

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Shipwrights

(An escape game for all ages)

Shipwrights by Improbable Escapes

Experience Kingston’s Unique History!

It’s all hands on deck! Do you have what it takes to get your vessel into ship shape?! Dive headfirst into the challenge, tackling the tools and techniques used to build some of Canada’s greatest boats at this very location, a hundred years ago! Succeed and you’ll follow in the footsteps of the city’s most celebrated shipwrights, but you’ll have to hurry. One mistake could sink your team, so work together, command your crew, and conquer the waterways of Kingston!

Important information:

  • Level of difficulty: easy-medium
  • Recommended group size: 2-6
  • Duration: ~ 1 hour
  • Available until 1.5 hours BEFORE the Museum’s close of day

$17.70 per person | All ages

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