Chapelgates, 84b Mill Street, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6NR
Mr Copplestone aka “The Professor” is an inventor. His greatest invention is the world’s first time machine, built so he could travel through space and time to find interesting objects and life saving potions to sell in his curiosity shoppe.
The time machine is powered by Time Echo Crystals, these crystals are rare and only a small quantity exist in the world. Without them the time machine won't work.
Such a precious commodity must be stored & guarded carefully to ensure the future of time travel can continue. There's just one problem with that - Mr Copplestone!
He may be a genius, but he's the most forgetful man you could ever meet. This morning when he opened his box of Time Echo Crystals he found only one left inside, where could he have put them?
Mr Copplestone and his wife Margaret live on Chapel Street in the year 1873. We can't rely on Mr Copplestone finding the missing crystals alone so if you're brave enough to jump into his time machine and use the last remaining crystal we have to head to 1873 you could save the future of time travel.
. However the time entry vortex is weak and can only stay open for one hour, get back inside before it closes and bring any crystals you find with you so we can keep them safe back in the future ready for our next time travelling adventure.
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Fantastic game with non-stop action and superb puzzles. Set design was spot on and our host Elaine was super friendly and gave helpful nudges when needed. Perhaps wish it was less padlock heavy but generally you knew which puzzle related to which padlock and all the puzzles were great fun, clever, and well signposted. Otherwise can't fault the room; it's amazing and absolutely worth playing.
This game is flawless. It's got a set like nothing I've ever seen. Honestly the less I tell you the better.
My new favourite room! Unbelievable theming and awesome gameplay. Escaped with 27 crystals!
Had an absolute blast here. There is so much to do in this room that none of us stopped throughout the whole game.
The set design was incredible and gave some incredible immersion.
Our host made it even more memorable and a total pleasure
Do not miss this game
This was my 95th escape room and it was so good that it has motivated me to finally set up an account on Escape The Review so I can rave about it!
Friendly and welcoming hosts who clearly have a passion to deliver the best possible escape room experience.
The room itself? Just wow. A huge variety of puzzles, enough to keep two experienced puzzlers busy for a full hour, the Curiosity Shoppe is beautiful, funny and clever. The theming is superb and after an hour we were still left wanting more.
Can’t wait to go back when the second room in their Chapelgate Mysteries series is open…
This game is immense. I loved every single minute of it and did not want to leave.
Great for beginners and enthusiastic alike due to the concept of the game. All teams will escape but how many gems will you escape with?
Great level of challenge. Very immersive and a whole lot of fun.
I thoroughly recommend any team to go play this game as it is one of the most in the UK!
Flawless. The most beautiful, immersive and well-constructed game we have ever played, with incredible hosting to boot. This is the gold standard of escape rooms.
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Escape Quest in Macclesfield was one of the first operators in the UK. Mr Copplestone’s Curriosity Shoppe is quite a unique and challenging scenario for up to 10(!) people. I would recommend three to five players.
I particularly liked the game concept where all teams, regardless of experience level, are fully engaged for the entire 60 minutes. Given the non-linear puzzle structure, this applies to every single player! Puzzle lovers will get their money’s worth here.