Murder Mansion

Synopsis:Teams are transported back in time as they attempt to solve the murder of Elizabeth Sutton.
Ideal For:Christmas & end of the year functions, project / team celebrations, team building, graduate programs and as a corporate social activity.
No. of People:Up to 90
Team Size:6 teams of 2 to 10 people
Duration:2.5 hours
Focus Areas:Team Building, Communication, Problem Solving, Lateral Thinking, Interpretation
Locations:Any boardroom or conference venue in Australia. However, Murder Mansion is best run at one of our suggested venues.
Fitness Level:Low

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Murder Mansion Testimonials

ProVision Logo“Our Murder Mystery experience with Uplift Events at Montsalvat was first-class.

Jess was a pleasure to work with from organising the event, being flexible to our needs, and then delivering a great experience on the day.

We all loved the team building and would use Uplift Events again in a heartbeat!”

Sarah (Marketing Manager) – Provision

ProVision Logo“Thank you to Jess and the Team at Uplift Events, for hosting our Murder Mystery Team Building Event.

Feedback from the teams has been awesome. They loved it!

This style of team building makes the participants realize that they need to leverage the strengths of their entire team – not one team member can solve the problems alone.

I highly recommend Uplift Events to host team building experiences. We would absolutely use them again.”

Kylie (Executive Assistant) – Provision

Shaw Contract Logo“I would like to thank you and Sam on such a wonderful Murder Mansion experience. Uplift events were such a delight to work with.

So easy to book with and I appreciated your prompt follow ups and replies to my questions.

The event itself was fantastic. Being in a mansion brought the event to life and seemed to make everyone put the extra effort in to solve the crime!

It was very well organised and the puzzles were challenging enough to promote the teamwork we needed.

It was great that you and Sam were there to give a little hint if needed. Even trying to solve the mystery at the end was challenging but so fun.

I received so much feedback after the event and all of it positive! Everyone had such a great time and they mentioned that it was great to see how their coworkers excelled when challenged in this way. We learnt a lot about each other!

Overall, the Murder Mansion experience was fantastic. Uplift Events did an awesome job organising this for us. I cannot recommend Uplift Events enough!

We will definitely be contacting you again for our next event.

Thank you to you and Sam again,”

Cheyne – Shaw Contract

Monarch Institute Logo“Such an amazing experience with both Chandre and Jessica hosting our Murder Mansion event. The team really had a fantastic day and their professionalism, dedication and flexibility made it easy to work with!

Would recommend to all.”

Taylor – Monarch Institute

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Murder Mansion Brochure

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Murder Mansion Team Building Brochure
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Murder Mansion is a team based event that requires teams to think outside the box as they solve a series of complex clues and puzzles to solve a 1920’s murder. Similar to an escape room, the event requires lateral thinking and puzzle solving to get through all the stages to crack the case.

Teams will need to put on their detective hats to find out who the murderer is, what murder weapon was used and the motive behind the murder.

Once teams have solved all the puzzles, they will submit their findings and debrief with the entire group as to how they arrived at their conclusion. Communication, problem solving, lateral thinking, logic and reasoning will be the key to each team solving the mystery.

Murder Mansion is best run at Montsalvat in Eltham or Eildon Mansion in St Kilda. These venues are steeped in history with their complex of buildings that evoke a European and renaissance past while exemplifying a very Australian trait of recycling and architectural inventiveness. Since a rumoured murder back in the 19th century, these mansions have their own resident relic of the past: a ghost. According to many stories, the resident ghost of Elizabeth Sutton has been haunting these mansions since the 1920s.

Alternatively, Murder Mansion can be run at other mansions or castles around Melbourne allowing participants to explore the unique architecture of these sites and buildings. Some of which feature an assemblage of late nineteenth century European, French and Scottish style interior decoration. These include can include, painted ceilings, lead-lighting, opulent fireplaces, bluestone flooring, ceramic tilework, rough textured masonry, oak parquetry and stained glass. Murder Mansion is a truly unique and fun team building event allowing teams to test their brain power through many fun and thought provoking challenges!

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  • Team Building (great team activity where teams will explore the mansion together to solve the mystery)
  • Communication (participants must communicate effectively as some of the puzzles will require everyone to listen to each others ideas to move quickly through the investigation)
  • Problem Solving (teams will need put on their detective hats to solve the mind boggling puzzles and clues that will require different abilities from each team member to unravel the murder mystery)
  • Lateral Thinking (teams will need to think outside the square as some puzzles and clues are not straight forward)
  • Interpretation (reading the story line will require teams to interpret hidden clues to assist them solve the murder)


  • 2 – 3 Officials (includes a host)
  • Event design and execution
  • Event delivery to your office / conference room OR access the following venues for an additional venue fee
    – The Mission to Seafarers*
    – Montsalvat*
    – Hotel Esplanade*
    – Eildon Mansion*
    – Overnewton Castle*
    – Belgian Beer Cafe*
    – History House*
    – The Royal Automobile Club of Australia (RACA)*
  • All activities, equipment and props for challenges
  • Public liability insurance for up to 20 million dollars
  • 2.5 Hours of fun & challenging puzzles, clues and activities
  • Medals for each person on the 1st placed team (up to teams of 10)
  • Bandanas for each participant (to be returned at the end of the event)
  • Event summary and results (to be sent via email after the day of the event)
  • Optional additional prizes can be added to the event
  • Photos from the memorable event provided on a USB
  • Debrief

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Murder Mansion Venues

Upgrade your Murder Mansion event to one of these amazing venues*:
* All venues are subject to availability.

  • Montsalvat (Eltham VIC)
    Solve the murder on the grounds of Montsalvat which is stepped in history and marvel at its complex of buildings that evoke a European past while exemplifying a very Australian trait of recycling and architectural inventiveness.

  • The Mission to Seafarers (Docklands VIC)
    For a fine urban example of the Arts and Crafts Style in Melbourne, solve the murder at the Victorian heritage listed The Mission to Seafarers building.

  • Belgian Beer Cafe (Southbank VIC)
    Located in Southbank at the base of Melbourne’s tallest building, Eureka Tower, Belgian Beer Cafe features an Art Nouveau inspired interior, making it an elegant and sophisticated venue for your event.

  • Hotel Esplanade (St Kilda VIC)
    Commonly referred to as “The Espy”, Hotel Esplanade was built in 1878 and was recently renovated while still maintaining its grand old Victorian atomosphere.

  • Eildon Mansion (St Kilda VIC)
    Built in 1877, Eildon Mansion is one of the largest renaissance style mansions in Melbourne.

  • Overnewton Castle (Keilor VIC)
    Overnewton Castle is a Victorian Tudor style castle inspired by 16th century English & Scottish architecture. There is nothing more exciting than solving a mystery inside a castle!

  • History House (Sydney NSW)
    History House is a heritage-listed former residence, doctor’s rooms and clubhouse located at Macquarie St in the Sydney CBD.

  • Royal Automobile Club of Australia (RACA) (Sydney NSW)
    The RACA is located at Macquarie St in the Sydney CBD and has the Macquarie Room and the ISC Room available for hire which are perfect for the Murder Mansion event.


To make your Murder Mansion event even more enjoyable, add a package option which can include:

  • Trophies
  • Bottles of water
  • Prizes (movie tickets, bottles of wine etc)
  • Lunch / snacks

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