Clitheroe Castle competition winner

Monday, January 09, 2017

A recent treasure hunt at Clitheroe Castle Museum has been won by two young visitors who are brothers.

Finlay and Noah Gornall, aged eight and five, from Grimsargh, were picked from 54 entries in a competition to find 23 knights hidden at the museum.

They each won a goodie bag full of items from the museum shop and were 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."

Naomi Gornall, Finlay and Noah's mother, said: "It's great news that Finlay and Noah both won the competition. They are delighted to have won, and even more so to have won it together.

"They really enjoyed taking part in the treasure hunt. Trying to find the hidden knights made sure they visited different areas of the museum. They also had fun spotting them in some unusual places.

"The boys had a good time in the maze, and liked spending some time in the parks, admiring the lovely views and bird-watching.

"We'll definitely visit the museum again soon and take part in other treasure hunts.

"They are both really looking forward to doing that."

Admission 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

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Clitheroe Castle Museum is managed by Lancashire County Council's museum service, on behalf of Ribble Valley Borough Council.


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