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At Aston Hall in 1892, the members of staff are worried. Anna Groves, daughter of the local Vicar, has been found shot dead in the kitchen of Aston Hall. Next to her is a vial of cyanide. Suicide? Or a clumsily disguised murder? The local police are somewhat baffled. A cast of likely candidates have been assembled and Sherlock Holmes has been despatched to solve the crime, but he needs your help. Interview the suspects and try and solve this most perplexing mystery whilst enjoying delicious food in the magnificent surroundings of Aston Hall.

Your ticket includes a 2 course hot buffet of steak pie n’ mash, or vegetarian pie n’ mash, followed by a hearty pudding and coffee.

Unlike most murder mystery dinners you will be eating inside the beautiful Grade I listed Great Hall. There will be no bar, you are welcome to bring your own drinks, however because this is a rare opportunity to eat inside Aston Hall we do have restrictions on what we can allow in order to preserve this incredible building. You cannot bring red wine, port, sparkling wine, champagne, fizzy drinks, dark beers such as porter or stout, or intensely coloured cocktails or alcopops. Any of those drinks would have to be removed from the premises. You can however bring white wine, light beers and ales, non-fizzy light colour soft drinks, water, or light colour fruit juices. If you’re unsure of what to bring, or if you prefer the vegetarian option, or have special dietary requirements please send an email to aston.hall@birminghammuseums.org.uk with your booking reference number.

Victorian costume is strongly encouraged but not expected. Please dress warmly and do not wear stiletto heels because they damage the historic floor, unless you have protective heel covers.

Each table seats up to 10 people. If you are a couple or a group up to 10 who wishes to sit next to each other then please book together. If your group exceeds 10 then please contact us after booking with your reference number and we will endeavour to do our best to ensure your tables are nearby, however this is at the manager’s discretion.

Arrival is from 7pm, performance starts at 7.30pm. 

Please arrive in good time for the performance. Latecomers may not be admitted, and tickets will not be refunded.

Tickets are non-refundable.

Suitable for ages 16+.

£45 per person.

To book please phone 0121 348 8038 or book online.