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The Museum Game

An in-gallery adventure game of resemblance

Come for a group adventure in the Landmarks Gallery – bring a group to play The Museum Game.

It's about exploring the world by making connections between objects on display. Be surprising; take a creative leap. Most importantly, be interesting to your competitors – that's how you win a place on the board.

We offer the Museum Game as a program for school groups and for adults – so far only selectively, for professional development groups, via venue hire and as part of Night at the Museum. We also play the game on Twitter.

How it works

Your mission is to think about an object’s attributes – composition, shape, colour, use, provenance, whatever! – and find a way in which it resembles another object on display at the Museum.

Your challenge is to be interesting – each move you make is rated on a sliding scale of 'interestingness'.

Gameboard showing a timer, leaderboard, hints and a kind of network diagram where some of the nodes are filled with images

After the game, all your data – images, descriptions, relationships and ratings – will be available to you. So you can reflect on the ideas your group created and extend the thinking beyond the Museum.

Want to play? (Hint: yes!)

School groups

Find out more about the program for schools – its aims, structure and curriculum links, or proceed directly to request a school group booking.

Find out more

This page about the game on Twitter includes some sample connections. You can catch up on the background to The Museum Game by reading game-related posts on our Engage and Learn blog.