Murder in Manchester: Discover the City's Gruesome Past

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Explore the sights of Manchester's murderous past. Play this adventure game where you can follow step by step instructions to reach each place solving clues along the way to unlock the next chapter. Find out about the story of the Manchester Body Snatchers, the Manchester Canal Pusher and the pub landlord who killed his entire family! 
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  • Please be cautious of traffic
  • Use the phone flashlight for clues if needed
  • Game ends in another place than it starts
  • Untimed Competition
  • After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone.
  • Pause, continue exploring at your own pace or replay at any time.

Places you will visit


It will take you

80-110 mins

You will walk

6570 steps

Total distance

5 km


  • Find out about the story of "The Pusher" the killer that haunts Manchester's canal or do they?

  • Explore the pub where the Moors Murderer Ian Brady used to be regular

  • Examine the story of the Manchester body snatchers

  • Learn about the story of murder-suicide in one of Manchester's oldest pubs

  • Find out about Britain's worst-ever serial killer, Dr Death


You are Detective Superintendent Marshall and you have been sent up to Manchester from Scotland Yard to assist the Greater Manchester Police in solving some of Manchester's cold case murders. 

You will uncover lots of cases along the way both solved and unsolved, but your reputation of not playing by the book precedes you as you decide to go it alone. 

Things might get eerie so keep your wits about you along the way. 

Game route

Starting point Hoyle Street
102 Fairfield St, Manchester M1 2WR, UK
Finish point Quaker Burial Ground
201 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3NW, UK
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Get the app and you're all set

Download it, choose your route and just walk to the starting point.

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Ronnie Pijnenburg

03 Nov 2023

Hannah Rennie

27 Oct 2023


18 Oct 2023

Jayne Tarrant

06 Mar 2023


30 Dec 2022

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  • 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.

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