Castle museum’s treasure hunt winner

Clitheroe Castle Museum's May treasure hunt winner Matthew Neesham. (s)
Clitheroe Castle Museum's May treasure hunt winner Matthew Neesham. (s)
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Clitheroe Castle Museum’s May treasure hunt has been won by a seven year–old visitor.

Matthew Neesham, from Clitheroe, was picked from more than 450 entries in a competition to find 18 pirates and their treasure bags hidden at the museum.

Matthew has won a goodie bag full of items from the museum shop and will be presented with a winner’s certificate.

Rachel Jackson, Lancashire County Council’s museum manager at Clitheroe Castle, said: “This is the second time that this family has won our competition as Matthew’s sister, Hannah, won in November.

“Searching for the toys hidden within the museum is a popular activity for families with children.

“It’s also a great way to learn about Clitheroe Castle itself and the local history of the area.

“The children are having fun and learning at the same time.”

Steve Neesham, Matthew’s father, said: “Matthew was over the moon to win this. Hannah was excited for him too.

“Matthew and Hannah love looking round the museum. It is a regular day out for us as we visit every month.

“Both Matthew and Hannah can’t wait to visit again.”

Admission is £4-10 for adults, £3-05 for concessions. Accompanied children go free.

For more information call 01200 424568 or email: Alternatively, visit

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

Treasure hunt winner Matthew Neesham. (s)