Experience the history & solve the mystery

Fun and interactive trail for kids of all ages.

Solve the riddle and find some amazing artefacts from the history of Carlisle.

Come and explore the exciting and rich history of Carlisle and get up close and personal with some cool objects from our fascinating past. All you have to do is follow George & Mauds Carlisle Secrets Trail map to find the hidden museum objects and answer the riddle.


Follow the trail

Follow the trail step by step by using the interactive map below or pick up a map leaflet from Tullie or the Tourist Information Centre.

Step 1


Find the artefact

Follow our map around Carlisle City Centre to find curious artefacts.

Step 2


Answer George or Maud’s question

Fill in your answer on the back of the Map leaflet. On to the next clue…

Step 3


WIN a George & Maud HANDMADE soft toy in our FREE prize draw

All explorers will receive a George and Maud badge and can enter into a prize draw* to win a George or Maud Dragon soft toy of their very own. The George and Maud Trail is an exciting collaborative project between Carlisle City Council, Tullie and local businesses and venues. The artefacts on display had either been found on the premises or are linked to the location. All you do is simply follow the trail map, find where the artefacts are hidden, answer the riddles and pop your answers into the box at Carlisle Tourist Information Centre or Tullie. So come along and join the fun and find out about the wonderous past of the historic city of Carlisle.

Once you have all 10 answers fill in your name and email & Pop your answers into the box at Carlisle Tourist Information Centre or Tullie for your chance to win a George and Maud Soft toy.

Click on the red flag to find the location and to reveal the question.

Don’t forget to submit your answers in the post box at Carlisle Tourist Information Centre or Tullie, for the chance to win a dragon. Tullie is generally open Monday to Saturday, and Sunday during half-term.

** If you would like to find out more about Cumbria’s Military Life or visit all of Carlisle Castle you can pick up a joint ticket to see both!

Our Partners & Venues

Discover Carlisle
Carlisle City Council
Cumbria's Museum of Military Life
English Heritage
Hunter Johnstone Marketing Solutions
Castle Chocolates
Ashbridge & Brown
Carlisle Cathedral
Muffin Break
Levelling Up

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.