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Stretch your legs, discover some local history and support a charity!

Discover the secrets of Brighton & Hove's past with a Curious Histories' Treasure Hunt! Find clues and solve cryptic puzzles to unravel the mysteries on your doorstep. You’ll explore lesser-known streets, and see familiar ones in a whole new way…

Created by a local historian, these treasure hunts will guide you through Brighton and Hove's colourful past. All you have to do is download the PDF, follow the directions and solve the clues!

Compete in teams, play as one group or fly solo - it's up to you! Great for families, friends and social groups.

All proceeds are donated to St. John the Baptist Church Hove, to preserve its beautiful building and support its community work.

Treasure Hunts

East Kemptown & Marine Parade


Around the Old Steine


Brunswick Town




Church Road & Hove Backstreets


Central Hove and the Seafront



About Curious Histories

Curious Histories was created by local historian and renowned eccentric Dr. Stuart Mitchell. It celebrates the half-forgotten, unconventional and overlooked stories of the past.

Curious Histories regularly runs free talks in St John the Baptist Church Hove, for anyone who is curious about history.