Mouse Competition/Adoption

They seek them everywhere!

Children love our mouse hunt around the museum. This year as part of the summer fashion exhibition, 40 beautiful hand-made museum mice are all getting dressed up in special costumes. Every mouse has their own name and character. 

You will find them hidden around the museum and around Alnwick town shops. See how many you can find using the special free entry form here and you could win one of our great prizes. 

As well as looking for all the mice, you can also sponsor one, which is yours to keep once the exhibition is over. Your name as sponsor can also be shown on the website, if you wish, during the time of the exhibition.

Sponsorship per mouse is £10 for individuals or £25 for companies. (If you are a company, please contact us).

There are lots of different mice, all of whom have different personailties, so there's bound to be at least one that you love!  Click on the images below for more details of each.

Mouse group prop

For more information, or for company sponsorship, please contact us

"Had the most wonderful time looking for mice in Alnwick this week. Thank you to all the shops that participated. I loved your displays and came into the shop as well as it tempted me to see what you had to offer. Everyone was so welcoming. What a credit to the town. My friends on Facebook enjoyed the story too and all cheered when I reached the target 20 mice in shops windows and 20 in the museum. I have discovered that I am not as observant as I like to think, well done to several shops who hid the mouse in plain sight. Luna was a bit of a problem and I cheered when I finally found the King and Harry. Congratulations to the person/people who made them all. What talent. This is my second visit to the museum. I came in September 2018 and enjoyed the textiles and this time the fashion. Not sure when we will get back again, but if I do you can be sure you will be on my list again. My feet are sore and my knees ache but what fun I have had. Thank you".             B E from Newark.

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