Murder at the V&A

Our Treasure Hunts, Mysteries and Challenges provide an excellent way for pupils to develop their leadership, teamwork and critical thinking skills as they work to solve puzzles while navigating the London sights. In this game the group will have the chance to explore the beautiful and intriguing features of one of London’s greatest and yet often overlooked Museums.

Founded in1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, the Victoria and Albert museum in London is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.27¬†million objects.



At night the sculptures, paintings and exhibits come to life and roam the halls of the museum. Characters from history meet to chat, flirt and argue. But last night disaster struck and murder was committed!

Captain Rowland Smart was killed in cold blood and the murderer escaped. Luckily there were witnesses and a forensics report has now been completed.

Your job is to assist the police in discovering who committed the crime, where it was committed and which murder weapon was used. A reward has been offered by the Smart family for information leading to the apprehension of the murderer.



The group will be met by a plain clothes officer, specifically incognito in order to not cause undue concern to members of the public. Each group will be handed the known facts before heading off into the museum to explore and gather more information by looking for clues and listening to witness statements.


The mystery takes between 2-3 hours to complete


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