Clitheroe Castle competition winner announced

Elsie and her dad, James.
Elsie and her dad, James.
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A recent treasure hunt at Clitheroe Castle Museum has been won by a 10-year–old visitor.

Elsie Hilton, from Darwen, was picked from 350 entries in a competition to find 22 cuddly toy cats and dogs hidden at the museum.

Elsie won a goodie bag full of items from the museum shop and was presented with a winner's certificate.

County Coun. Peter Buckley, Lancashire County Council's cabinet member for community and cultural services, said: "This is a great way to encourage children to find out about the heritage of the local area. Families with children really do enjoy searching for the hidden toys and are having fun and learning at the same time."

James Coupe, Elsie's father, said: "We really enjoyed our visit to the museum. Elsie had a great time. We are regular visitors to the museum. We all love to take part in the treasure hunt activity, as much as we enjoy looking at the interesting exhibits. We also never miss the crafting activities that are held."

Admission is £4.40 for adults and £3.10 for concessions. Young people aged 13 to 18 and accompanied children up to the age of 12 go free.

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Clitheroe Castle Museum is managed by Lancashire County Council's museum service, on behalf of Ribble Valley Borough Council.