The Great Game at the museum is the perfect complement for your visit to this fantastic establishment. With so much on display it can be hard to decide what to see, this quiz will walk you around the museum and highlight the key items on display. It should take no longer than 2 hours to complete the quiz but if you would like to spend extra time looking at the exhibits you should account for this.
How does it work? There are 18 questions to answer and each answer will provide a letter. This letter needs to be written into the correct space in the cipher as you progress. The cipher can be found at the end of the quiz. If you can’t print the cipher out, draw a new one on a piece of paper (a cipher is used for coding and decoding messages).
The prize. At the very end is a coded message which can only be decoded using the completed cipher. The deciphered message will lead you to a great nearby pub at which you can collect your prize - 20% off your total food and drink bill!
A unique code used to redeem the discount for your group size is included in the prize document at the end as well as an activity pack and some history on the museum and area.
Important notice about room closures - Sometimes rooms are closed for various reasons. If this happens and blocks your path then retrace your steps and make your way around the blocked room but if it stops you answering a question then just check the answers written on the end page.
Delivery. This product is available only in digital format, after purchase you will be emailed a PDF which you can view on a mobile device or print out. You will need to bring with you a pen and piece of paper.
Each pack is for two persons only. For more people please add to order, every person receives a specific digital code to obtain discount at the pub.
National Museum of Scotland opening hours:
(entry is free but donations are welcomed)
Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5:pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF
Appropriate clothes & footwear.
Valid ID for the pub (if you think you might need it!).
Hard or digital copy of the treasure hunt.
If you have a digital copy it is advised you print out all sheets and bring with you a compass or if you do not wish to print out then please bring a pen and paper to help solve some clues. There is also a compass on the map which can be used.
WHATS IT ALL ABOUT? Check out the video of the Great Game Edinburgh Route below!