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Where's Wally? The Big Museum Hunt; Find Wally in The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

October 21, 2019
Member News
Jenny O'Neill

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 a visit to the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, London. Families will be able to join the search for Wally at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum 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.

Launching in time for October half-term, the promotion will run from 12 October until 3 November 2019. Each participating museum will create and promote their own Where’s Wally? search-and-find trail as part of this nationwide campaign, giving families the chance to receive an ‘I Found Wally!’ sticker at the end and to enter the Where’s Wally? and Kids in Museums grand prize draw competition.

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 more than 72 million copies worldwide in 31 countries. Wally has reached celebrity status: he has been referenced in the primetime American TV shows Frasier, The Simpsons and Friends; he appeared on the 1000th anniversary cover of Rolling Stone magazine as a cultural icon of the last 40 years; and he has even been found on Google Earth!

Admission charges apply. Where’s Wally? The Big Museum Hunt is available to both Museum and Museum & Tour visitors. If booking online, use the promotion code FAMILY for one child to go free per full paying adult. Book via www.wimbledon.com/museum or call 020 8879 5600. Find the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum on Twitter and Instagram.