A curatorial caper in the Victoria & Albert museum!

The Sunken Tea Set is one of our Raiders of the Lost Archive games.

Duration 90 mins
Location The Victoria & Albert Museum, South Kensington
Accessible? Yes - see notes
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The Story So Far

The notorious academic adventurers of The Wingback Society need help solving another mystery at the Victoria & Albert Museum! In what may be the most important expedition the Society has ever undertaken, you must race the clock and crack the clues to avoid a devastating outcome: the complete disappearance of our tea set.

You will have 90 minutes to uncover the whereabouts of the Wingback Society’s lost crockery and return in time for tea.

In true Wingback fashion you should expect cryptic clues, helpful characters, and a live leaderboard. You’ll have to think quickly to avoid ruining teatime forever.



The V&A itself is fully accessible, but the briefing and debriefing normally take place in a nearby pub's downstairs room, which unfortunately is not. We'd love to have you come along and we'll do everything we can - all the gameplay will be fine, but you might miss some of the theatrical bits (or we can recap them for your team, on the ground floor). Just drop us an email in advance and we'll get it sorted.


Kids are very welcome (and get Concession pricing)! There'll need to be at least one over-18 in each team.


The Sunken Tea Set takes place in the Victoria & Albert Museum; they're very happy to have us, but ask us to remind you that it's not an official V&A event. Those are excellent too.


All of our clues are in English, and you will need a basic grasp of the language in order to play. You do not need to be fluent, but it does help. Please get in touch if you have any language concerns.

Shall we begin?

Play solo, in a pair, or in a team of up to five. Larger groups can go head-to-head with several teams!

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