National gallery holding $1,800 treasure hunt from Apr 4 to Apr 18

The treasure hunt will be held both online and offline.

Alicia Ang

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Published: 18 March 2022, 1:32 PM

If you’re an escape room, history or mystery fan, then the National Gallery’s latest production, Gallery of Secrets: The Lost Lily is for you. 

Made in conjunction with The Theatre Practice, Singapore’s oldest bilingual theatre company, Gallery of Secrets is a two-week long treasure hunt that will take place over three stages. 

The story involves a seemingly innocuous painting being donated to the gallery, but which over time unveils old secrets that will lead guests to a missing treasure.

In the first stage, guests will watch the painting and its hidden secrets being revealed online. Then in the second stage, the treasure hunt begins as they solve puzzles, interview characters and explore the gallery’s artworks at their own pace.

In the last stage, guests will return to watch the final performance as the treasure is unveiled. 

Guests can choose to partake in the mystery either entirely online, or in a hybrid experience. For stages one and three, a time slot will need to be booked to watch the performances. 

Tickets for the treasure hunt are $28, and for an additional $22 guests can enjoy a cocktail called Alistair’s Elixir on the rooftop of the gallery as they discuss their clues. 

Those who complete the hunt can stand to win $1,800 in cash. To book tickets or find out more, you can visit BookMyShow.

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