Labassa is a Victorian-era mansion in Caulfield North complete with opulent architectural features like gilt embossed wallpapers, stained glass windows and rare trompe l’oeil ceiling. It has survived name changes, transformations and more than 100 residents in its 150-plus-year history. And now it is home to an interactive and immersive Murder Mystery experience where players get to roam its rooms and search for clues in order to solve the crime.
Built in the mid-1800s, Labassa Mansion has seen wealthy families, prominent socialites, world war heroes, refugess and artists, like the Australian-born star of Hollywood’s silent era Louise Lovely, call the 35-room residence home.
Since falling into decay, the interiors of the main rooms have been restored to their former glory and now Labassa is one of the few surviving nineteenth-century mansions and the most lavish. It is the perfect setting for the immersive and interactive murder mystery experience in Melbourne.
What do we know so far…
The body was found after the wealthy widow, known not as a recluse but rather a prominent member of society, did not turn up to her regular appointments. Autopsy reports showed that she was poisoned and that her body had not been moved since the time of death. However, nobody who was not welcome was seen entering or leaving the premises, which leaves a number of suspects to interrogate.
Was it her young lover? Her private chef? Or, her son’s wife? These, though, are just some of the people that had access to the mansion and as part of a crack investigation team, you have been assigned to the case to come up with answers that others so far have not been able to find.
Over the course of two hours, you and your team will explore multiple rooms and interrogate suspects to solve the mystery because even the ugliest secrets can’t be hidden forever.
Do you have what it takes to put two and two together or will the true assassin/s of Labassa Mansion’s wealthy widow escape justice?
Murder Mystery Melbourne takes place on select dates.