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The Great York Ghost Search

Halloween Event

1 Museum Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7DT
The Great York Ghost Search


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Hidden around the city are 26 Ghost Lamps and Mini Ghosts and we need your help to find them. We dare you and your family to take up the challenge of finding all the ghosts for the chance to win some spooktacular prizes, thanks to York Dungeon – the home of Halloween.

Go on a daring expedition to discover Ghost Lamps hidden in shop windows on some of York’s most haunted streets, lookout for those wandering spirits. You can search for the lamps as twilight falls, when the city is bathed in moonlight – the perfect ghost search conditions.

For a limited period each evening from 5 - 7pm during the 27 Oct - 1 Nov there will be 50 Mini Ghosts hiding in York’s shadowy corners, some with extra special decorations. If you are lucky enough to find a Mini Ghost it is yours to keep, but we politely ask that you limit your collection to just one per person.

Download the map or pick up a copy from the Visit York Information Centre located on 1 Museum Street.

Rewards and prizes up for grabs

Hand in your completed trail map at the Visit York Information Centre to stand a chance of winning a family of 4 Premium Merlin Annual Pass.

Look out for the special edition green Mini Ghosts, if you find one hand it in to the York Dungeon to claim free tickets to experience the scare of your life.

If you miss out on the chance to take home a mini ghost, don’t despair a limited number will be for sale at the Visit York Information Centre. If you fancy getting your hands on one of the 26 ghost lamps, the auction begins on 24 October!

Download the cheat sheet to see where the 26 ghost lamps are hidden.

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Opening Times

Season (11 Oct 2019 - 1 Nov 2019)

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