Treasure hunt around the Victorian galleries of the Museum of London

Key details

How many 1-4 players/team
How long 1 to 2 hours
What age 14+
How much £7.49 per team

The hunt won't start until you are ready and there is no expiry.

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A school trip to remember. Challenge your students with a puzzle-driven treasure hunt around the Victorian London galleries of the Museum of London.

Children will work together in teams of 2-4 to hunt for objects as they solve a series of riddles sent by our chatbot, discovering interesting artefacts and stories along the way.

This hunt, written in collaboration with an education expert, is based on the English GCSE syllabus. Students will see what life was like in Victorian London, and how that inspired the great works of literature they study.

Clues are presented in random order so teams can’t tail each other, and all clues are located within a small area so the children can be easily supervised.

You will need to contact the museum in advance to book a time slot in the Expanding City gallery, the Victorian Walk and the People’s City gallery.

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Where, when and how will my hunt start?

The hunt begins at outside the Victorian Walk. Answers are in the Victorian Walk, Expanding City and People's City galleries. You will receive a welcome message after purchasing with instructions of how to play. The hunt won't begin until you are in position and reply with "start" to this welcome message. There is no expiry, so you can sign up now and play on a later day.

What our customers say

20 July 2019
Great way to explore the Natural History Museum
We enjoyed the treasure hunt around the Natural History Museum. The questions and clues were the right level of challenging. The route the treasure hunt takes you on shows you all the must-see exhibits as well ass some lesser-known and interesting pieces. Would definitely recommend as a fun way to explore this vast museum.
16 Aug 2019
Fab afternoon with kids and friends, perfect for rainy day
Just back from a lovely afternoon following the Breadcrumbs trial at the St Albans museum. Kids (aged 6-12) enjoyed following the clues, all very straightforward and logical (with help when we needed).
28 Jul 2019
We loved the hunt at the V&A
My friends and I recently did the treasure hunt around the V&A. It was a great way to spend an afternoon and we all loved it! We'd all been to the museum previously but Breadcrumbs was a really fun way to experience it in a different way. We would recommend and we'll definitely be doing one of the other hunts.

"Checking out London's museums and best-loved attractions has just got even more interesting."

Frequently asked questions

Yes. You will need to get in touch with the museum and book a time slot for your visit.

We suggest teams of up to 4 students. Most school hunts can accommodate up to 15 teams playing simultaneously.

Each team will need to have a team leader with a mobile phone. Your students can receive clues via text message or by Facebook Messenger.

Yes. 100%. Depending on how you want your students to receive clues, you will need to provide us with their phone numbers or email addresses. We don't share this information with anyone. We don't collect Facebook data from players using Facebook Messenger. See the footer of this page for a link to our full privacy policy.

The first part of each clue tells students where to look in the gallery, then what to find. The last part will be a specific question about the special object. After sending the right answer, students receive information about the object they have just found relating it to the school syllabus. They will then receive the next clue.

Students can request hints by messaging "where" or "what". Teachers will be able to access an answer sheet.

Yes. Teachers can see the progress, score and timings for each team.

Yes. The hunt was created by Charlotte Bleakley, a secondary school English teacher. The hunt is based upon the GCSE syllabus. Breadcrumbs helped test and edit the clues.

You can play alone or in a team. We recommend teams of 2-4 people. If you are a larger group, consider splitting into multiple teams. The clues in this hunt are presented in random order, so teams can play simultaneously without tailing each other. Each team will have a team leader that can send and receive clues.

You can choose to receive the clues via Facebook Messenger or SMS.

If you need some help to solve a clue, we’ll give you some helpful hints. You can reply with "where" to find out where to go, "what" for a description of what you are looking for or "solve" to solve the clue and skip to the next question.

Yes. You can book online as soon as you have chosen which treasure hunt to do. We’ll send you an email with instructions to start, and then you can start at your leisure, whether that is an hour or a year later.

Yes. Book a hunt for multiple teams and you’ll be able to invite team captains whenever you are ready. As the organiser you’ll be able to see how each team performs, how long they take and how many hints they need, so you can turn it into a competition if you like!

There’s no time limit. Feel free to explore the museum at your own pace. Just make sure you check the museum's opening times before your visit and leave yourself enough time to finish the hunt.

You just need a mobile phone with enough battery to last a few hours.

If you decide to play by Facebook Messenger you’ll receive a welcome email with a link that will take you to our chatbot. Our chatbot will then tell you the exact location inside the venue where the hunt starts.

If you play by SMS then you’ll receive a text message from our chatbot automatically.

Yes. Texting our chatbot is like texting a local friend. If you get text messages as part of your phone plan then it’ll be free to text our chatbot. You’re not charged for receiving messages.

Check with the venue to see if they are accessible. Our routes tend to span the whole museum which can mean traversing a lot of stairs. Not all stairwells will have lift, so wheelchair users may have to find alternative routes between floors.

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