Marconi's Chelmsford

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As you explore the city you’ll stop at important historical landmarks that helped shape Chelmsford into the vibrant place it is today. Many of these places are part of the story of its industrial heritage and more specifically, the story of wireless technology. Playing the part of a reporter, you’ll be researching a story about Marconi. A man who changed the world with his innovative thinking.
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  • We recommend not playing at night
  • The route is open daily from 09:00 until dusk
  • Pay attention to traffic

Places you will visit


It will take you

40-70 mins

You will walk

3290 steps

Total distance

2.5 km


  • Visiting Marconi’s factories, Chelmsford Cathedral, the Shire Hall, and other city highlights, you’ll have to solve the challenge at each stop before you move onto the next.


It’s the summer of 1920. Engineering and electrical companies are thriving in Chelmsford, not least Guglielmo Marconi's wireless company. A few days ago, the UK’s first public entertainment broadcast was made from here and it's caused quite the storm. As a Fleet Street reporter, you’ve been tasked to write a feature about Guglielmo Marconi and this famous broadcast. You've come to Chelmsford to understand more about the man who made it happen... and why it happened here.

Game route

Starting point First Wireless Factory in the World
19 Hall St, Chelmsford CM2 0HG, UK
Finish point Central Park
Chelmsford CM2 0RW, UK
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Eastern Quest

12 Feb 2024

What does an
outdoor escape game look like?

  • Discover new places

    As you walk and tour around the city, you will visit new cool places.

  • Solve puzzles, crack riddles

    You will test your wits and exploring abilities with fun challenges.

  • Learn fun history

    Each place comes with its own bit of history that you'll discover as you walk.

  • Role-play

    Put yourself in the shoes of a famous fictional character and play out their story.


Eastern Quest
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