‘Pirate treasure’ was a bag of goodies

Castle treasure hunt winner Olivia Richardson with sister Jessica and Jessica's sister Emily. (s)
Castle treasure hunt winner Olivia Richardson with sister Jessica and Jessica's sister Emily. (s)
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A recent treasure hunt at Clitheroe Castle Museum was won by an eight-year–old visitor.

Olivia Richardson, from Chorley, was picked from 978 entries in a competition to find 24 pirates hidden at the museum.

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

County Councillor Marcus Johnstone, Lancashire County Council’s cabinet member for environment, planning and cultural services, said: “This is a great way to encourage children to find out about the heritage of the local area. Families with children really do enjoy searching for the hidden toys and are having fun and learning at the same time.”

Collette Richardson, Olivia’s mother, said: “We had such a fantastic day when we visited Clitheroe Castle Museum. Our children were entertained throughout, and the competition was great fun. We all enjoyed it. Olivia is over the moon to have won.”

Admission to Clitheroe Castle Museum is £4.20 for adults and £3.10 for concessions. Young people aged 13 to 18 and accompanied children up to the age of 12 go free.

For more information, please phone 01200 424568 or email clitheroecastle@lancashire.gov.uk. Alternatively, please visit: www.lancashire.gov.uk/museums