It is impossible to cheat at the Wikipedia Treasure Hunt and impossible to prepare.

Follow the clues across Wikipedia to crack puzzles, solve mysteries and find the treasure fastest.


It’s fun. Honestly.

“Didn’t think I’d ever have so much adrenaline scrolling through Wikipedia.”

“This was a brilliant idea by the way. I really hope you do more. I will encourage my friends to have a go too!”

“That was awesome.”

“I took a very long time but this was so great, thank you!”


How does it work?

We play a new Wikipedia Treasure Hunt every alternate Saturday at 7.30pm. A post in the Facebook event starts the hunt, you pay to get the clues, follow them round Wikipedia as fast as you can, and post in the Facebook event to complete the hunt.

How long does it take?

Most people finish in about 40 minutes. The winning time for the first hunt was 26 minutes. My mum took about 2.5 hours, but she enjoyed every minute.

What does it cost?

To get the clues and start the hunt, you need to contribute £3.50 to

Can kids take part?

The hunt is designed for adults, but there’s nothing inappropriate and kids are welcome to have a go. We have more fun treasure hunts for kids here.

Do I need Facebook?

You need to join a Facebook event to join in with the live race when a new hunt is launched. To race independently, just get some competitive friends together in your group chat of preference and start here.

Someone shared the clues with me for free, what should I do?

Donate £3.50 to’s emergency coronavirus appeal, and please ask them to forward people the link to buy their own clues in future. It’s only £3.50.

Follow on Facebook to join future Wikipedia Treasure Hunts