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image for Themed Dinner item typeMalfundo's Ghost - Murder Mystery at Cober Hill

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Themed Dinner, Sat 2 Nov 2019

Murder Mystery

Murder Mystery


Professor Algernon Argyll has been working on a top-secret project (known only as ‘Project J’) on behalf of the Government for the last eighteen months. If successful, it would radically change the future of the world. At last, after years of speculation in science fiction stories and films, Professor Argyll is on the verge of developing x-ray spectacles which will actually work.

The significance of this developmental research cannot be understated – there will be uses for the technology in medicine, engineering and, of course, military espionage. According to a letter he has recently sent to his colleague and sponsor, Sir Jonathon Filtonby-Cruise, he is approximately three weeks away from having a working model.

Unfortunately, it would seem that somebody – or more worryingly some THING – is trying to halt his progress. Two weeks ago his assistant, Jenny, disappeared mysteriously and has not been seen since. In addition, whilst working late in his laboratory two nights ago, he heard a series of terrifying howls and laughter which scared him out of his wits. He could think of no other action other than to lock all the doors and windows of the laboratory (which is situated in an abandoned fairground as cover) and remain there all night. Investigating via the internet, he unearthed website devoted to a story about a ghost of a clown who was murdered at the fairground in 1898, and who is supposed to haunt the local area at night and who has been responsible for the disappearance of over half a dozen people over the years. He convinced himself that this must be the cause of the disappearance of Jenny and the manic laughter he could hear outside his laboratory.

Today is October 31st. The weather is awful – it has been raining since the early hours of last night and now there are rumbles of distant thunder. Professor Argyll is back down at his laboratory. At Argyll Manor, the Professor’s wife Mildred and their butler Mr Wilkins are awaiting the arrival of their houseguests.

Suddenly, the lights flicker and then go out, leaving the room in darkness. The Professor goes to turn on the lights. There is a terrifying howl, and then a mortifying ghostly laugh. Eventually Mr Wilkins puts the lights back on....and Professor Argyll is found lying dead.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Welcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Disabled accessDogs accepted

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Dates Times
Sat 2 Nov 2019 19:00 to 22:30


£29.50 per person

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Cober Hill,
North Yorkshire,
YO13 0AR



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Map reference: TA 011953  Lat: 54.34322 Long: -0.44631

By Road:
Situated 100 yards along Staintondale Road, 6 miles north of Scarborough on the A171 Scarborough to Whitby Road.

By Public Transport:
Half hourly bus services from Scarborough to Cloughton by local no. 15 service or hourly using Arriva transport no. 93. frequent Rail services to Scarborough station 6 miles away.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 4
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu