This spooky treasure hunt began with a Halloween story……..
The teams of Treasure Hunters were met by Wanda the Witch and Tabitha in the Great Court at the British Museum
and were given a story to read.
Then they had to fill in the missing words, which related to objects within the museum collection.
Treats at the end included sweets and drinks for everyone and boxes of chocolates to the winners.
In September the Queen became the longest ever reigning monarch in British history, passing the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria. To mark the occasion Treasure Hunts in London organised a treasure hunt from Buckingham Palace, home of the Queen, to Kensington Palace, birthplace of Queen Victoria.
Previous holders of the title longest reigning monarch
- Edward III: January 25 1327 to June 21 1377, 50 years 147 days. Born 1312, died 1377, age 64
- Henry III: October 18 1216 to November 16 1272: 56 years 29 days. Born 1207, died 1272, age 65.
- James VI of Scotland, later James I of England: King of Scotland July 24 1567 to March 27 1625: 57 years, 246 days. Born 1566, died 1625, age 59
- George III: October 25 1760 to January 29 1820: 59 years 96 days. Born, 1738, died 1820, age 81
- Queen Victoria: June 20 1837 to January 22 1901: 63 years 216 days. Born, 1819, died 1901, age 81
Treasure Hunts in London organised a treasure hunt exploring parks around Vauxhall.
The adventure started at Oval underground station.
Players gathered at the station to collect their clue packs.
They reviewed the questions before setting off to explore the parks.
All the clues were given as haikus.
It was a very hot day and one team found a novel way to cool down.
The hunt ended with a drink at a nearby pub. The answers were given to the clues, the winners were announced and prizes distributed.
While graffiti was seen as a problem in some areas in the 1980’s, in Brixton it was seen as a way to brighten the area. Consequently, the council began commissioning street art.
Brixton has a lot of street art, which the London Mural Preservation Society is now charged with maintaining. Some art is by international street artists, while others is by local community groups.
Street Art Treasure Hunt
Treasure Hunts in London run an adventure that explores the street art found around Brixton.
Treasure Hunts in London organised a special politically themed treasure hunt to coincide with the General Election.
Teams gathered outside the Central hall on Bank Holiday Monday to collect their clue packs from Maggie Carta.
During the hunt they met with the leader of the Private Ear Party.
Teams completed photo challenges, scavenger assignments and won prizes throughout the hunt.
Everyone was treated to a short performance about Rights and Liberties before the scores were announced and prizes awarded to the winning team.
Fancy taking part in a political Treasure Hunt?
This event will be running again as part of the Nationwide Rights and Liberties Celebration. Tickets are available from http://www.scavengerhunts.london/elected-political-street-game.html and https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rights-and-liberteas-street-game-tickets-15700313059 for Sunday 14th June 2015.
Spring had sprung as teams of treasure hunters took to the streets
Starting at the National Gallery to the north of Trafalgar Square, they were greeted by Bo Peep and given instructions, before setting off to hunt for heritage……and sheep.
The “Art and Artisans” treasure hunt helps treasure hunters discover some of the famous people that have lived and worked around Trafalgar Square. As well as looking for statues and plaques, this special Easter Treasure Hunt required teams to complete special springtime challenges and find “sheep” dotted around the area.
During the hunt teams were given the chance to win additional prizes by completing a bonus assignment at the National Portrait Gallery.
The hunt ended at a nearby pub with drinks and Easter eggs for all the participants and prizes for the winning team.
More treasure Hunts In London
For details of the latest public hunts, visit www.scavengerhunts.london
Get out and about around Trafalgar Square on Easter Saturday
There are seasonal surprises at the
This Easter come on this special heritage hunt
Discover some of the famous people who lived and worked around Trafalgar Square
Unravel cryptic clues, photograph funny assignments and compete for prizes
- Tickets £15 (individual) to £60 (team)
Something for the school holidays…..
….Discover art on the streets of London with the Family Street Art Treasure Hunt
on Wednesday, 8 April 2015 from 2pm
Brixton has a lot of street art, which the London Mural Preservation Society is now charged with maintaining. Some art is by international street artists, while others is by local community groups. This is your chance to discover some of the art that is found on the streets of Brixton while unravelling clues, photographing funny assignments and competing for chocolate prizes.
- Tickets £9 (young person) £10 (individual) to £45 (team)