Treasure hunt around the Natural History Museum

Key details

How many 1-4 players/team
How long 2 to 3 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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From stardust to sea monsters, this treasure trail will take you beyond the immediate spectacles of the museum to some of its most incredible and meaningful hidden gems.

Let us take you on a journey through time. On the way you’ll discover the oldest thing you’ll ever see, and touch something once inside a dinosaur.

You’ll meet characters whose discoveries shook society to its very core, and whose rivalries are still evident in the bricks around you.

Perfect for friends, families, or dates. Even if you think you know the Natural History Museum like the back of your hand, this hunt will show you new things you’ll forever point out to others on visits to come.

Where, when and how will my hunt start?

The hunt begins at at the stegosaurus skeleton, just inside the Exhibition Road entrance (not the main entrance). 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

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 and staggering your start times. 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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