Imagine: your country is occupied. Everywhere around you are soldiers from a different country. They took the power; you’ll have to obey them. You can hardly understand them; they speak a different language. Not just by mouth, they think different.
About justice. About equality. About the truth.
You feel like telling them that they’re wrong. They’re not righteous. They should not make decisions about the happiness or lives of other people. You learned quickly not to do so.
Everyday you hear stories about people being killed by these soldiers. Ordinary people just like yourself; the schoolmaster, because he tried to stop them from seizing the school. The baker, who wanted to get paid for the bread they took from him. The lady next door, who got upset when laughing soldiers ravished a young girl…
And now it’s your turn.
As soon as you enter this escape room, you’ll leave your freedom at the door.
What you’ll face are issues and dilemmas every person will face when they have to flee. If you choose to flee from your world you’ll abandon everything you know. You’ll have to give it your all to keep your head above the water in the new situation. From now on you’ll rely on nothing and no one but yourself. Maintain a sharp sight to recognize, dare to take decisions and take distance from all you knew before.
Can you manage to stay under the radar, be invisible, unnoticeable for the enemy?
Caro Wicher and Theo Soontiëns are both theatre creators from the Achterhoek. They don’t just work in the theatres; they believe it’s important to mix art with ordinary day life, history and heritage.
Exactly this is why creating this escape-room has been right up their alley. Their goal was to build an escape-room which didn’t just challenge people to solve puzzles, but to make people part of the story. A very important story.
The collaboration with Peter Schilleman (web developer) and Jasper Fernhout (Prop and production designer/builder) made it possible to turn the escape-room into an unique experience for everyone who dares to take on the challenge.Caro Wicher and Theo Soontiëns
You’ll face puzzles hard to solve!
Going right at your goal seems the best way, but could be very stupid.
Danger is everywhere around you, but most of the times it comes from behind!
Sometimes things seem so clear, but even Einstein is wrong sometimes.
Nationaal Onderduikmuseum tells all about the life of a community during uncommon times: the Second World War.
Nationaal Onderduikmuseum paints an image of daily life of the citizens during the years of occupation 1940-1945. In the town of Aalten a very high amount of fleeing people where hiding. In the museum the stories of the people in times of war are interactively relive able.
In the museum you will have a close look how everything changes during the time of war. Present day there are still wars going on and people who have to flee and or hide. Sometimes those problems get very close to us. You’ll find that there are a lot of nuances around ‘right or wrong’. The escape-room is only partly attached to the museum but build with the same vision.