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! 


  • Can be played on
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • During these hours
    Whole day

  • Languages

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  • 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. 

Experience's route

Starting point Hoyle Street
102 Fairfield St, Manchester M1 2WR, UK
Finish point Quaker Burial Ground
201 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3NW, UK

Places you will visit


It will take you

80-110 mins

You will walk

5250 steps

Total distance

4 km

  • Pause, continue exploring at your own pace or replay at any time.
  • After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone.
  • Untimed Competition
  • Game ends in another place than it starts
  • Use the phone flashlight for clues if needed
  • Please be cautious of traffic
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07 Jul 2024

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