Murder MysteRi: a picture perfect murder

7.15pm to 10.00pm, Friday 19 October

The whole building

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

This event has already taken place

  • Some clues may be hidden in some unlikely places.

    Credit: The Royal Institution
  • Type

    Immersive experience
  • Chair




Standard £35


Concession £30


Ri Members and Ri Patrons £25

Event description

“I had heard rumours of a surprise ending to tonight’s event, but this wasn’t what I expected.”

The world’s first photograph was announced here at The Royal Institution back in 1839. What’s missing from the history books is that a murder* took place that same evening. A crime that remains unsolved to this very day.

Join us for an immersive experience as we investigate a 130 year old murder. Analyse evidence using forensic techniques from past and present, search through archive materials and interrogate those who may have had something to do with this grizzly crime.

The evening will run from 7.15pm until 10.00pm with a prompt start and briefing in the lecture theatre, before the real detective work begins.  

This event is only for those aged 18 and over.  

Please note that all staff members involved in the event will be in character as soon as you enter the building. This a theatrical event, so expect some less than helpful customer service.  

*While most of the evening is historically accurate, the murder part isn't. 


The doors will open at approximately 6.45pm, with a prompt start at 7.15pm. 

Food and drink will be available from 6.00pm and during the event, on the first floor. 


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