Second time lucky for museum goer Matthew

Matthew with his sister Hannah.
Matthew with his sister Hannah.
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Nine-year-old Matthew Neesham from Clitheroe has obviously found the winning formula when it comes to museum hunts.

For Matthew, who frequently visits Clitheroe Castle Museum, won a recent hunt during which he found all 16 Hallowe'en witches and skeletons. Matthew also won the competition hunt in June 2015, while his sister Hannah was a winner in October 2014.

Matthew's dad, Stephen Neesham, attributes his children's success to the family's frequent visits to the museum.

Claire Sutton, Lancashire County Council's museum manager at Clitheroe, said: "Families with children love searching for the 'hidden' toys within the museum and it's a great way to introduce children to local heritage. Each month we have a different theme for the hunt."

Tickets for the museum cost £4-30 for adults, £3-20 for concessions. Accompanied children (aged 0-12) and young people (aged 13-18) are free of charge.

For more information, email or phone 01200 424568. Alternatively, go to and search under museums.

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