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The Sherlock Holmes
at the Art Museum
Scavenger Hunt

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The Sherlock Holmes at the Art Museum Scavenger Hunt

Holmes and Watson solved a similar mystery—can you?

In this whodunit based on a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story, you and your teammates play detective to solve a murder. When wealthy businessman Hilton Cubitt is fatally shot at his home, police suspect his wife, Elsie. She too was shot, but the police believe she turned the gun on herself after gunning down her husband.

But wait! A week ago, Hilton had approached the Watson Adventures code-breaking experts for help. Elsie had received disturbing e-mails that contained images of dancing stick figures, but she’d refused to talk further about them.

Found at the crime scene: a crumpled copy of a scavenger hunt involving nudes in the Getty Center, where Elsie works on ancient manuscripts as a cryptographer. If you can figure out how the scavenger hunt is linked to the e-mails, you can clear Elsie’s name, figure out who murdered Hilton Cubitt, and learn the secret of the dancing nudes. A woman’s life hangs in the balance, and the clock is ticking!

No knowledge of art or the museum is necessary to crack the case. You just need sharp eyes, comfy shoes, and great teamwork. It’s elementary, my dear…well, you know.

What players are saying about the Sherlock Holmes murder mystery scavenger hunt

A 5-star review on Yelp: “Tried this out for the first time and did the Sherlock Holmes at the Getty hunt. It was awesome!!! Normally, art does not interest me, but the hunt made art fun. The clues were clever and tricky and get you to really examine artwork in detail and learn about the pieces. The hosts are energetic and engaging and of course, The Getty is a beautiful museum to explore. I loved it and would definitely want to try one of their other hunts.”

“Recently did the Sherlock Holmes murder mystery scavenger hunt at the Getty Museum. I really did have a lot of fun with my team, ‘The Sign of the Three,’ running around and finding answers to questions. We got to see quite a lot of the museum. I would definitely do another one!”

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