Trick or Treat: The Halloween Treasure Hunt at the British Museum

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This spooky treasure hunt began with a Halloween story……..

Team of Treasure Hunters with Wanda the Witch at the British Museum
Team of Treasure Hunters with Wanda the Witch at the British Museum

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.

 

Team Zorro at the start of the Halloween Treasure Hunt
Team Zorro at the start of the Halloween Treasure Hunt

Then they had to fill in the missing words, which related to objects within the museum collection.

Team of Treasure Hunters find the Mummies
Team of Treasure Hunters find the Mummies

The next trick was to unravel the crypt – ic clues and answer the questions about the museum exhibits.Which witch is this?

Which Witch?

Treats at the end included sweets and drinks for everyone and boxes of chocolates to the winners.

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Rule, Britannia: A Royal Treasure Hunt

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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.

Team of Treasure Hunters outside Buckingham Palace gates
Team of Treasure Hunters outside Buckingham Palace gates

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

Meeting point for Treasure Hunts in London

Park Life – A Green Treasure Hunt in Vauxhall

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 Treasure Hunts in London organised a treasure hunt exploring parks around Vauxhall.

meeting point

The adventure started at Oval underground station.

Treasure hunters gathering at the start

Players gathered at the station to collect their clue packs.

giving out clue packs

They reviewed the questions before setting off to explore the parks.

Roundel in vauxhall

All the clues were given as haikus.

found in kennington flower garden

It was a very hot day and one team found a novel way to cool down.

   vauxhall - pumping iron 2 by soggy bottoms

The hunt ended with a drink at a nearby pub. The answers were given to the clues, the winners were announced and prizes distributed.

announcing the winners

Street Art

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Graffiti

windmill mural, photo by Juliamaud
windmill mural, photo by Juliamaud

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.

passenger at Brixton, photo by Juliamaud
passenger at Brixton, photo by Juliamaud

Street Art Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunts in London run an adventure that explores the street art found around Brixton.

As we await the outcome of the General Election…….

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Treasure Hunts in London organised a special politically themed treasure hunt to coincide with the General Election.

Leader of the Private Ear Party and Maggie Carta
Leader of the Private Ear Party and Maggie Carta
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Teams gathered outside the Central hall on Bank Holiday Monday to collect their clue packs from Maggie Carta.

Welcome by Maggie Carta
Welcome by Maggie Carta
copyright – Juliamaud

During the hunt they met with the leader of the Private Ear Party.

meeting the leader of Private Ear Party
meeting the leader of Private Ear Party
copyright – Juliamaud

Teams completed photo challenges, scavenger assignments and won prizes throughout the hunt.

chocolates and instructions
chocolates and clue instructions
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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 Themed Treasure hunt

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Easter Treasure Hunters  in Trafalgar Square.copyright Juliamaud
Easter Treasure Hunters in Trafalgar Square. Copyright Juliamaud

 

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.

Bo Peep with Shaun the Sheep.
Bo Peep with Shaun the Sheep. Photo by Juliamaud

 

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

 

 

How about an Easter Treasure Hunt?

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Easter Bunny with eggs  (Hare and Bell) copyright juliamaud.
Easter Bunny with eggs (Hare and Bell) copyright Juliamaud

Get out and about around Trafalgar Square on Easter Saturday

There are seasonal surprises at  the

Easter Treasure  Hunt at Trafalgar Square
on Saturday, 4 April 2015 from 2pm

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

 Something for the school holidays…..

….Discover art on the streets of London with the Family Street Art Treasure Hunt

Street Art In Brixton

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.