We have devised this Easter quiz to keep culture and art lovers, quizzers, families, and anyone who loves a challenge, amused and entertained whilst at home. Under the present circumstances and Government advice, our members cannot open their doors to welcome you, but you can visit them virtually, via their websites.
In our quiz, all of the answers can be found on the relevant member’s website. However, this is a challenge and we want you to hunt that answer out, so it may take some resolve and tenacity and will usually not be found on the home page that you visit. You may need to enrol friends and family elsewhere, to help you out, or alternatively become a true Sherlock Holmes!
The prize is a card that will give the winner and up to 3 people entry to one of our member venues, with the choice of that venue being the winner’s. The competition closes at midnight on May 11.
To enter, write all 34 answers on an email, in the order given, along with your name, address, age and best contact telephone number and email address to reply to, if you are successful. The answer must reference something specifically mentioned on the website given with each question, NOT any other website detailing the venue. Email your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org
All correct entries will be put into a prize draw, from which the winner will be the first entry drawn out of the hat. The prize is as stated and cannot be exchanged for cash. No travel expenses or other expenses are included. Entrants must be aged over 16 and only one entry per household is allowed.
Ready to get cracking? Here are the questions:
- Birdoswald Roman Fort
How high is the gatehouse through which you can march like a Roman soldier?
- Acorn Bank
Which group established the 4 buzzing beehives?
Native British herbs are laid out to form what in one of the gardens?
How long does an audio tour around the public rooms last?
- The Armitt
For which hotel can you find an 18th century visitors’ book here?
- Rydal Mount
Where in the house can you arrange a romantic dinner?
- Holehird Gardens
What rare to find tree will you find on the Woodland Walk?
With which architect did Thomas Mawson have a rare collaboration here, when designing the gardens?
There are four early wallpapers by whom in the house?
- Brougham Castle
What is the Roman name of the fort whose earthworks are next to the castle?
- Carlisle Castle
For which local ruling family do stone carvings show support?
The house has three ‘squat’ whats?
- Askham Hall
Where did 2 stone griffins originally stand?
- Whinlatter Forest
What special type of walking could you learn to do in the forest?
Cuttings of what very special Dalemain flower can be bought and taken home?
What was the Christian name of the bride who spent her honeymoon here with her poet husband?
- Keswick Museum
What is the name of the fine piece of silversmithing on view at the museum?
- Wordsworth House & Garden
Of what is there a mini-flock in the garden?
- Lanercost Priory
What was the name of the first Dacre, who has a tomb here?
What game did the Holts play on the south lawn?
- Lakeland Motor Museum
The 2007 motorbike of which Isle of Man TT racer can be seen here?
- Holker Hall & Gardens
In which year did Queen Mary visit?
- Swarthmoor Hall
Which American visited here and later founded a state in the USA?
- Windermere Jetty
Which is the name of the launch that carried a Royal in the 1960s?
- Furness Abbey
Which angel can be seen on the head of a crozier here?
What structure forms the oldest part of the castle?
- Steam Yacht Gondola
Who was inspired to create Steam Yacht Gondola, following a mid-19th century visit to Venice?
- Hill Top
Which book’s proceeds allowed a former owner to buy this property?
- Beatrix Potter Gallery
What is the name of the exhibition here?
- Allan Bank
Where in the house can you sit by the fire?
- Levens Hall
Who designed the gardens here?
- Grizedale Forest
How many cycle trails are there here?
- Stott Park Bobbin Mill
What was the name of the clerk who worked there and has described how life was in the mill?
- Wordsworth Grasmere
“We have all of us one human heart” comes from which Wordsworth poem?
And the answers are:
- 4 metres
- Penrith Beekeepers
- A medieval manuscript
- 40 minutes
- The Salutation Hotel
- The Poet’s Dining Room
- Purple-leafed Common Oak
- Dan Gibson
- William Morris
- The Dacres/Dacre Family
- Cylindrical chimneys
- At the entrance to Lowther Castle
- Nordic walking
- Himalayan Blue Poppy
- The Goldscope Cup
- Heritage chickens
- John McGuiness
- William Penn
- Steam Launch Branksome
- Archangel Gabriel
- The Solar Tower
- Sir James Ramsden
- The Tale of Peter Rabbit
- The Right Sort of Woman
- The study
- Monsieur Guillaume Beaumont
- Jack Iveson
- The Old Cumberland Beggar