Where's Wally

Where's Wally Spooky Museum Search

Visit the Treasure House during normal opening hours from Friday 9 until Saturday 31 October for some Where's Wally fun! Find the Where's Wally figures hidden in the Treasure House Museum and Beverley Art Gallery along with a set of letters spelling a spooky word...

What you need to know for your visit:

  • There is no need to pre-book your visit.
  • This is a no-touch, socially-distanced trail that complies with Government and East Riding of Yorkshire Council Covid safety guidance. Masks will be required to be worn, unless exempt and track and trace details will be asked for.
  • As part of our controlled entry measures, you may be required to wait outside before completing the trail. You are advised to check the weather forecast and bring appropriate clothing.
  • Feel free to come dressed as Wally!
  • Bring a pen or your phone to jot down the spooky word letters as you find them.
  • Ask for your Where's Wally Spooky Museum Search sheet and free bookmark from the reception desk on the first floor... and away you go!

Where's Wally Spooky Online Children's Activities

If you've already done the Where's Wally Spooky Museum Search, or if you can't get to the Treasure House have a go at our Halloween-themed activities as well as our Beverley Bear Where's Wally? puzzle!

Spooky Headless Portraits

These portraits are from the collection at Beverley Art Gallery. Can you match the spooky floating heads to the correct headless portraits?

Portrait A

Portrait B

Portrait C

Portrait D

Portrait E

Head 1

Head 2

Head 3

Head 4

Head 5

Answers

Portrait A
Belongs to Head 2!

Portrait of Fred Elwell by Dame Laura Knight.

Charcoal and crayon on paper, date made unkown.

Laura Knight was a famous portrait artist. She was very skilled at capturing people's likenesses. She was a friend of Beverley-based artist Fred Elwell and signed this portrait of him 'With love Laura'.
Portrait B
Belongs to Head 4!

George Monkman, Macebearer, Beverley by Fred Elwell.

Pastel on canvas, made in 1890.

This sad-faced, elderly man was the Macebearer in Beverley for 30 years from 1860-1890. The Macebearer is responsible for carrying the Mace in official processions or ceremonies for the town. Here he's holding the Mace and wearing his special gold edged uniform and top hat, called a livery.
Portrait C
Belongs to Head 1!

My Old Friend, Mrs Leake by Fred Elwell

Oil on canvas, painted between 1913 - 1939

Mrs Leake has her head covered in black lace and she's holding her knitting. She cleaned Fred Elwell's art studio in Beverley for about 60 years. He didn't trust anyone else to do it!
Portrait D
Belongs to Head 5!

Queen Mary Stuart, by Charles Lucy (1814 - 1873)

Oil on canvas, date made unknown

Charles Lucy liked to paint famous people from history, like this painting of Mary Stuart or Mary Queen of Scots. She was only 6 when she became Queen of Scotland, became a widow at 17, was kept prisoner in various castles in Scotland and England and finally beheaded by Elizabeth I in 1587. What an eventful life!
Portrait E
Belongs to Head 3!

Girl with Kitten, by Fred Elwell

Oil on canvas, painted around 1896-1910

Beverley-based artist Fred Elwell must have enjoyed painting this picture, as he made 3 versions of it. He left this artwork to Beverley Art Gallery in his bequest. It's always popular with visitors when it's on display.

Where's The Bear Jigsaw Puzzle

How fast can you put together the puzzle and reveal the bear?!

Lost in Time: Spooky Object Search

Something strange has happened… Spooky objects from our museum collections and some of our library books have been transported into the past. We need your help to retrieve them! Can you spot them all?

Sangers Circuit

1) Sanger's Circus comes to Beverley, c.1901

This little monkey has a good spot to watch the circus pass by- where am I?
This lead Edwardian toy monkey was discovered by local metal detectorist Terry Britten. (Treasure House collection, 2008.66.29)

Is it a bird? No, it's a toy aeroplane! Find me near the Queen's Head.
A rusty 1950s Dinky Toys "Viking" aeroplane. It belonged to Philip Shand of Goole who saved hundreds of toys, photographs and letters from his childhood which were later donated to Goole Museum. (Goole Museum collection, M1785)

Lost Library Book.
Can you spot our lost library book called "Where's the Spooky Poo? A Search and Find"? (This book is available to borrow from East Riding Libraries)

Postcard of Sands

2) Postcard of Sands, with open-air service, Bridlington, c.1900s

You can find all sorts of sea creatures on Bridlington beach, but this strange animal head looks very out of place.
Miniature grotesque animal head dating from the Anglo-Saxon period. (Collections reference, 2006.45)

Lost Library Book
Can you spot our lost library book called "Winnie and Wilbur, Winnie the Witch"? (This book is available to borrow from East Riding Libraries)

Theatrical Entertainers

3) Postcard of theatrical entertainers at South Cave, 24 Feb 1911

This little wolf (or is it a dog?) wants to be part of the show- can you see me peeking?
This copper alloy figure of a wolf or dog (with legs broken off!) was found by local metal detectorist Terry Britten. (Treasure House collection, 2008.661)

Lost Library Book
Can you spot our lost library book called "Super Scary Ghosts"? (This book is available to borrow from East Riding Libraries)

House of Correction

4) The House of Correction in Beverley, c.1865

I am shaped like a grotesque bird foot and made of bronze. I am hiding with this group of prisoners and officials- spot me before I get wheeled away!
Bronze posey holder (Collections reference,1995.642)

Lost Library Book
Can you spot our lost library book called "Winnie and Wilbur, The Haunted House"? (This book is available to borrow from East Riding Libraries)

Market Weighton Railway Station

5) The Platform at Market Weighton Railway Station, c.1940s

This painting of Sewerby Hall, near Bridlington, is proudly displayed as a possible destination for travellers as they pass through Market Weighton.
Did you know that the 'grey lady' reputably haunts the corridors of Sewerby Hall? Spooky! (Collection reference 1997.466)

Lost Library Book
Can you spot our lost library book called "Florentine and Pig and the Spooky Forest Adventure"? (This book is available to borrow from East Riding Libraries)

Battle of Britain Parade

6) Battle of Britain Parade, Beverley, 1949

Looks like I've been found by an onlooker at the Battle of Britain parade. I'd be much more useful at the riverside rather than in the streets of Beverley. Look closely to find me!
This nineteenth-century eel auger would have been attached to a wooden pole and used to scoop masses of wriggling eels out of waterways - yummy! (Skidby Mill collection, 1999.103)

Lost Library Book
Can you spot our lost library book called "Halloween Heroes"? (This book is available to borrow from East Riding Libraries)

Bonfire at Beverley Westwood

7) Relief of Mafeking bonfire on Beverley Westwood, c.1900

Let's hope this little boy doesn't put me onto the bonfire!
This nineteenth-century grease horn would have been filled with animal fat which would then be smeared on farm machinery. (Skidby Mill collection, 1996.67)

Looks like this lady has taken a fancy to this beautiful claw-shaped brooch and has decided to wear it.
This claw broach was donated to Sewerby Hall in the 1950s by prolific twentieth century jewellery collector Anne Hull Grundy. (Sewerby Hall collection, 1995.674)

Lost Library Books
Can you spot our lost library books called "Spooky Poems" and "Tobias and the Super Spooky Ghost Book"? (These books are available to borrow from East Riding Libraries)

Livestock Market at Driffield

8) The livestock market at Driffield, c.1955

Oh no! A sheep has picked me up off the ground. Perhaps it can smell the sugar contained within me? If I am dropped I will break because I am made of glass. Rescue me before the sheep head back to the farm!
This glass rolling pin is decorated with a faded poem and sailing ship. It is said that these objects were popular for sailors to give to their sweethearts and would have been filed with salt, sugar or rice. (Goole Museum collection, G807)

Lost Library Books
Can you spot our lost library books called "Peppa's Pumpkin Party" and "Peppa's Spooky Halloween"? (These books are available to borrow from East Riding Libraries)

Wheres Wally Selfie Prize Draw

Don't forget, if you visit the Treasure House to do the Where's Wally Spooky Museum Search, you can enter our Where's Wally Selfie Competition to win a Day Pass to Sewerby Hall and Gardens.

How to enter:

  • Take a selfie while doing the Museum Search.
  • Follow @ERMuseums on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Share your selfie on your profile and tag us in.
  • The winner will be selected at random on 2 November.

Good luck!

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