1644 and civil war has turned Warwickshire into a battleground. With war has come shortages of food, plagues (both of soldiers and disease), and widespread looting – this is not natural, and has been blamed on many different things, but amongst them are sinners and witches.

Accusations of witchcraft have plagued southern Warwickshire and Sir Thomas Holte, Justice of the Peace, has been tasked with determining their guilt. Being a man of the law he summons experts, and a jury, to establish the truth and to give a verdict of Guilt or Innocence for each person accused of witchcraft!

The trial is ready to begin when disaster, or evil, strikes and one of the witnesses collapses, dead. The finger of suspicion points to witch craft or sorcery but could there be something else at work? That, too, is for the jury to decide…

This rare opportunity to see the grand old mansion at night will put your sleuthing skills into action. Only you can determine the fate of the accused witches, and only you can seek the truth behind the mysterious death!

This event is suitable for ages 12 and upwards. Children under 18 must be accompanied at all times. 

Time slots available: 4pm and 6.30pm. Event lasts approximately 2 hours. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your timed slot; late comers will not be admitted. 

PLEASE NOTE: this isn’t a murder mystery dinner, there isn’t a meal, but we can guarantee an evening of laughs, serious sleuthing, beautiful surroundings, and the satisfaction of supporting Birmingham Museums Trust, a registered charity which keeps incredible buildings like Aston Hall open and cared for. There isn’t a prize, but you can’t put a price on being the fastest or the most intelligent person in the room.

This event takes place throughout the building, and some of the suspects and clues will be located on the upper floors of the building, which are accessed by stairs only. As the building has uneven floors we recommend comfortable footwear, and a warm layer as evenings can be cool and some of the event will take place outside. Stiletto heels are not permitted without heel covers.

This event is suitable for ages 12 and upwards. Children under 18 must be accompanied at all times.

Pre-booking is essential. Tickets are non-refundable. Tickets will be on sale online soon. Please select your preferred time slot when booking.

Site open from 3.30pm until 9.00pm (cafe open till 8.30pm).