This Halloween, Wally – wearing his distinctive red-and-white striped shirt and black-rimmed specs – will once again be up to his usual tricks hiding himself in Erewash Museum.

Join in the fun search for the hapless adventurer as part of the national Where’s Wally? Spooky Museums Hunt, which runs from Thursday 1 until Saturday 31 October, with social distancing measures in place to keep everyone safe during their ‘spooktacular’ visit.

Search for Wally amongst the museum exhibitions, spell out a spooky phrase with hidden letters and receive a special I found Wally bookmark on completion of the search, as well as the chance to enter the Where’s Wally?, Kids in Museums grand prize draw competition to win an ArtFund Family Membership and Where’s Wally? goodies.

Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, Councillor Mike Wallis, says:

“This is a really fun and safe way to spend time with the whole family at Erewash Museum this autumn, Wally is a much loved character and it’s brilliant for the museum to be taking part in this national museum hunt once again. Book your visit soon to find out where he is hiding!”

In line with the new government COVID-19 secure guidance, people from different households must not meet in groups of more than six. This does not apply if your household or support bubble is larger than six people. Toilet facilities will be available and hand sanitiser stations provided throughout the building.

Booking slots are available from 10.30am with the last one being available at 2.30pm. To book call 0115 9071141, message the museum's Facebook page or email them. It is now mandatory to provide details for NHS Test and Trace and this will be required at the time of booking.

There will also be the chance to experience the hunt online for those families who don’t wish to visit the museum in person. 

Erewash Museum is located in Ilkeston town centre, a short walk from the Market Place. You can also follow the museum on Twitter.