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York: Mystery Treasure Hunt 'The Gunpowder Snitch'

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Join the adventure and turn the streets of York into a giant outdoor escape room with this self-guided treasure hunt. Solve clues and unravel the mystery of The Gunpowder Snitch as you explore York.


  • Enjoy a one-of-a-kind adventure to treasure with your friends.
  • Combine your skills to crack the clues & unravel the epic tale.
  • Discover York's amazing history & hidden gems!


Turn the streets of York into a ‘whodunnit’ treasure hunt adventure! “Moments before Guy Fawkes lit his fuse.. an anonymous letter tipped off the authorities and foiled his dastardly plot.. ” Who wrote the letter? Nobody knows. But a dusty diary found beneath the floorboards of an old York pub could finally expose him, and this is where you come in... The pages of your Mystery Guide™ take you on an exciting puzzle adventure through the heart of York, as you follow the maps, unlock the clues, and unravel the epic tale. Your challenge is to track down hidden objects, decode symbols, and uncover hidden messages, as you eliminate suspects and gradually unpick the crime. and an exciting twist awaits… Make it to the end and you'll be struck by an amazing ‘wow’ moment when the case is solved and the villain is revealed before your eyes! Simply grab your Mystery Guide™, head to the start, and set off at a time that suits you. Don’t let the villain get away... Your time to start is now!


1 x Mystery Guide™ is provided for every two people. A Mystery Guide™ is a glossy 40-page illustrated activity book, that leads you on an immersive 'whodunnit' adventure around the city of York.

Important Information

  • This is a self-guided tour, the 40-page guided activity booklet can be collected from Shared Earth, 1 Minster Gates, York YO1 7HL, at any time between 10:00 AM and 5:00PM on the designated activity date when showing your payment receipt to the staff. 1 x Mystery Guide will be given for every two people. Please bring a pen with you as you will need this to solve the clues.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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