Maisey beats 250 to claim castle treasure!

Clitheroe Castle museum treasure hunt winner Maisey Hutchinson. (s)
Clitheroe Castle museum treasure hunt winner Maisey Hutchinson. (s)
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Clitheroe Castle Museum’s treasure hunt was won by six year–old visitor, Maisey Hutchinson.

Maisey, from Longridge, was picked from 251 entries in a competition to find 22 bicycle bells hidden at the museum.

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

Miles Peachey, Lancashire County Council’s acting museum manager at Clitheroe Castle, said: “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 and the children are having fun and learning at the same time.”

Maisey’s father, David Hutchinson, said: “Maisey absolutely loved going round the museum and visiting all of the displays. She really likes being able to walk around the castle, and to go inside as well and she enjoys the treasure hunts because it makes her pay attention to all the items that are on display.”

Admission to the castle museum is £4.10 for adults and £3.05 for concessions. Accompanied children 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.