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'The British Museum' Treasure Hunt
Come along on Saturday 17th November for a treasure hunt around the British Museum! The treasure hunts are a good way to get to know a museum or area whilst meeting new people. This treasure hunt is based on some of the most famous objects in the museum. About the museum The museum was established in 1753, largely based on the collections of the physician and scientist Sir Hans Sloane [masked]). He had collected over 71,000 objects during his lifetime and, not wishing for the collection to be broken up after his death, he bequeathed it to King George II, for the nation for £20,000. It opened to the public in 1759 at it's current site of Montagu House and has expanded greatly since to over 8 million objects. Several parts of the collection split away to their own purpose built buildings and are now the Natural History Museum (split away in 1881) and the British Library (split away in 1997). How it works We will be meeting up at 1:30pm, round the back of the Museum in Montague Place (nearest tube station: Holborn or Russell Square), then you will be randomly divided into teams of 4 people (you can pick your own team if you wish). We will then give each team 18 written clues which you have to find the answers for. It's up to your team to work together to find the answers. You can answer them in any order and we will provide a map of the museum to help you. It's not a race, so you can take your time getting to know the museum. The team to get the most correct answers and then return to base (a local pub) will win prizes to the value of £10 per person. If more than one team gets the top score, there will be a tie break question back at the pub. Prizes to the value of £5 per person will be given to each member of the team coming in second place and prizes will be given to each member of the team with the best team name. We will be charging £6 per person to take part, apart from Full Members where it is free! (payable on the day). To become a Full Member, go to: www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/dues We will be marking the scores back at the pub at 4:45pm, so it should all be over by 5:15pm. If you can't see us round the back of the museum at the Montague Place entrance (see below), please text. PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THE MAIN ENTRANCE! Please note, we only wait for 10 minutes after the advertised meeting time, so please be early or on time. Look out for the red/blue 'London Cultureseekers' group sign. Look forward to seeing you there! Robert[masked] (prefer text) Please make sure you are aware of the group rules here before RSVPing - https://www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/pages/26449165/Group_Rules/

The British Museum (the Montague Place entrance - round the back of the museum)

Montague Place · London

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What we're about

Welcome to the London Cultureseekers Group!

If you're interested in exploring London's history & culture with other like minded people, then this is the only group you need to join! We are London's largest cultural and history group!

We meetup 2-3 times a week to explore museums, art galleries, historical buildings, go on guided walks and history talks. We also have historic treasure hunts, visit the theatre, have coffee evenings, social evenings, meals and attend classical music concerts. In the summer we also have day trips outside of the capital by train or coach to explore historical towns and walks in the countryside.

The group is very friendly, we have members from 20 to 80 years old, across all backgrounds. The group has been running for over 11 years and is a great way to meet and make new friends. Plus after events we always head to a local pub or cafe to chat.

Membership Fee
The group charges an optional annual membership fee of £12 per person.

Benefits of paying the membership fee and becoming a Full Member include:

• Discounted entry at 13 museums & art galleries around London (view them at
http://www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/sponsors )

• 10% discount off any books bought at Foyles bookshops or on their website ( http://www.foyles.co.uk )

• 15% discount on joining English Heritage ( http://www.english-heritage.org.uk )

• All treasure hunts the group does will be FREE (normally £6 each)

• The 'Wren City Churches', 'Charlie Chaplin', 'Roman Wall', 'Have I Got Mews For You' and 'Shakespeare's London' Guided Walks will all be FREE (normally £6 per walk)

• All talks the group does will be FREE (normally £5 each),

• All the Blue Badge guided walks we do will be discounted by £2 a walk

• All Thames Foreshore visits will be discounted by £1 per visit

• All Coach day trips out of London will be discounted by £6 per trip

• Entry to 30-40 museums, art galleries, historical buildings and exhibitions that we visit across the year will be discounted by £2 each

Once you pay the membership fee, you will receive a membership card, go to ( http://www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/dues ) to pay online or you can pay cash at an event.

New people to the group can attend 2 events to see if they like it before they have to pay the membership fee. Although we don't charge anything for turning up (whether you are a Full Member or not).

Events
Have a look at the page below to see what's coming up and where we have been. Cultureseekers is a brilliant place to make friends in London whilst experiencing some of the very best areas of culture and history which the city has to offer. We keep costs low and the quality high.

Our events always go ahead, regardless of the weather. Feel free to email or text me if you have any questions or would like to suggest somewhere we can visit.

Below are some video clips of our day trips to Bath and the Seven Sisters:

https://youtu.be/WAXipRxXtnc

https://youtu.be/06scGec8CcY

Click on the 'Join Us' button below, enter your details and then RSVP Yes to any events that you would like to attend, it's that simple! All events get sent out on Friday evenings, so keep a lookout then.

When you turn up for an event, look out for the red & blue 'London Cultureseekers Group' flag and then come over and say hello.

Please be aware of the groups rules, which you can read here: https://www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/pages/26449165/Group_Rules/

Hope to see you at an event soon!

Robert - 07905 901 834 (text only please) / general@cultureseekers.org

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