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History, mystery and fun!
A perfect pastime
Turn the historic streets of Southsea into an exciting outdoor adventure with The Mystery of Southsea's Laughing Sailor!
Can you catch the mysterious villain behind this legendary seaside mystery?
Solve the clues & unravel the story
Discover amazing local history
Get some fun outdoor exercise!
🍺 Includes pub discounts & 20% OFF lunch at The Queens Hotel.
According to local legend, in the summer of 1910, a strange character appeared on Southsea Common for the first time, who became an overnight celebrity and a treasured city icon; a mechanical laughing sailor owned by local handyman Quentin Price. However, on one sunny morning as Price was fixing a broken carriage wheel, someone secretly destroyed the machine in a terrible act of vandalism!
Why would someone want to silence Southsea’s iconic sailor? Was it a personal grudge against Price? Or did someone grow envious of the machine's huge profits?
Use your Southsea Mystery Guide to explore historic streets, unravel the story, and track down the shadowy vandal behind this legendary unsolved mystery. On your journey you will be challenged with a range of cryptic clues including word games, maths puzzles, and hidden objects, as you immerse yourself in a unique story adventure and discover the best of Southsea's fascinating history.
Includes local food & drinks discounts:
🍺 10% OFF in The Jolly Sailor pub
🍺 10% OFF in the Phoenix pub
🍽️ 20% OFF lunch at The Queens Hotel (Mon-Thu)
'A fabulous Southsea adventure!!'
Distance: 4.5km walk
Duration: 3+ hours
(Adults + older children)
Players: 1-2 per booklet
Clues to solve: 16
Starting Point: Portsmouth City Museum, Museum Rd, Portsmouth PO1 2LJ