Rusticus Indoor Mystery!


Scarborough & Birmingham Museums Trusts 2023


The Brief

We were excited to create a new event which would feel just like a Rusticus Adventure in the great outdoors but instead of taking place in the grounds or gardens, would showcase a variety of indoor heritage and educational settings! Scarborough Museums Trust were keen to have a new Rusticus event for Summer 2023 and so the idea for the Museum Mystery was born .


What We Did

We pooled our learning from previous indoor events such as Fairy Spotters, Snow Queen and A Christmas Masquerade to create an adventure format which would move through the rooms of the gallery engaging families with exhibits in an exciting way, whilst being sensitive both to other users of the spaces and the unique sensitivities of the environment. The narrative – centring around the theft of a priceless artefact and involving detective work, interviewing characters and art-related activities – was deliberately adaptable so that it would suit not just art galleries, but stately homes, museum and castles!


The Result

In 2023 we performed The Museum Mystery at the Art Gallery Scarborough, Mansion Mystery at Aston Hall in 2023 and Castle Quest at Raby Castle in 2024! We’re looking forward to bringing the Rusticus Indoor Mystery to more settings in the future!

Witchfinders at Sarehole Mill Pumpkin Flotilla

“It was brilliant – thank you!!”

Audience member

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