Dr Dee’s Secret Curiosity Shop takes place at various locations across Manchester city centre from 10am with entry to the Curiosity Shop at Exchange Court in Manchester Arndale throughout the day (follow the clues to discover where), last admission at 4pm. Suitable for all ages. Families should allow around 2 hours to discover all of the clues and expect to visit 7 locations across the city centre.
Follow the map to track down clues, surprising happenings and curious characters in unexpected places. Locations across the city centre will each deliver a clue to enable you to work out the password to access Dr Dee’s Secret Curiosity Shop and maybe even meet the mysterious man himself. Encounter mesmerising musicians at House of Fraser and amazing aerialists on New Cathedral Street. Make magical masks at Paperchase and summon up the courage to meet The Fear Eater at Cath Kidston – let her consume your fears and banish them from this world.
Once the password is in your possession, unlock access throughout the day to Dr Dee’s Secret Curiosity Shop, an intimate and spine tingling palace of curiosities that will change the way you see the city forever. Within it lies the strange and unusual world of Dr John Dee and the first chance in over 400 years to meet the man himself.
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