The Big Museum Hunt
This half-term, WALLY, the world’s favourite children’s book character – wearing a red-and-white striped shirt and black-rimmed specs – will be travelling the country, appearing in museums, including Tullie House! Families will be able to join the search for Wally at Tullie House, Carlisle as part of Where’s Wally? The Big Museum Hunt, organised by Walker Books and Kids in Museums, to celebrate the release of the new book, Where’s Wally? Double Trouble at the Museum.
We've created our very own Where’s Wally? search-and-find trail as part of this nationwide campaign. As well as giving you and your family the chance to receive an ‘I Found Wally!’ sticker, you will also be able to enter the Where’s Wally? and Kids in Museums' grand prize draw competition! Admission charges to the museum will still apply, but the trail itself is free.
Wally is the creation of Martin Handford, whose entertaining drawings of crowd scenes first swept the globe in 1987. Since then, the Where’s Wally? books have held a favourite spot on bookstore shelves the world over and have sold over 72 million copies worldwide in thirty-one countries. Wally has reached celebrity status: he has been referenced in the primetime American TV shows Frasier, The Simpsons and Friends; he appeared as a cultural icon of the last 40 years on the special anniversary cover of the 1000th Rolling Stone magazine ; he has even been found on Google Earth!