After a successful first season last year, the Lucan Area Heritage and Donnelly Museum recently started the second season of its escape room.
Situated in the log cabin behind the Main Street museum, this year’s escape room is dubbed the ‘Donnelly Cabin in the Woods Escape Room’ and is open seven days a week until October. Three shifts a night are offered from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Lucan Area Heritage treasurer and funding co-ordinator Sheila Hodgins said the inaugural escape room at the log cabin last year was a big success, attracting about 900 people and realizing a profit of about $18,000. The escape room serves as a fundraiser for the museum.
Using professional escape room designers Hidden Trail from Windsor once again this year, Hodgins said this year’s escape room is different from last year’s. She describes it as “scary” and a “medium to hard” puzzle to solve.
Upon entering the log cabin, escape room participants will be met by a doll on a table with a note. That sets off a series of puzzles in the cabin’s various rooms featuring voodoo dolls and clues.
“It’s a really neat puzzle,” Hodgins said of this year’s escape room.
Hodgins said in its initial run last year, Lucan Area Heritage had no idea how well the escape room would do but it turned into a very successful fundraiser for the museum.
“People loved it,” she said, and participants told organizers they’d be back this year. Visitors last year came from all over the region.
“It was amazing,” Hodgins said, adding, “Everybody loves escape rooms.”
Groups taking part in the escape room can range from two people to seven. The cost is $25 per person and bookings can be made at 519-227-0756. Visit www.donnellymuseum.com/escape-room.