World's First Time-Travel Agency Opens In Dulwich

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 98 months ago

Last Updated 29 April 2016

World's First Time-Travel Agency Opens In Dulwich
Dulwich old college building. Photo: Matt Brown

Dulwich residents will be taken back in time next month, as the world's first 'time-travel agency' opens.

The Multiple Myrtle Mysteries is an interactive treasure hunt across Dulwich which takes participants through the history of the area as they solve clues. It's completely free, and part of the nine-day Dulwich Festival.

Music, comedy, dance, talks and walks are also part of the festival.

Those interested in local history can hear the surprising story of Christ's Chapel, take an architectural look at local houses, or follow in the footsteps of Edward Alleyn (founder of Dulwich College and Alleyn's School).

On 13 May, street artist Louis Masai — whose work recently appeared in Tower Hamlets —  will brighten up an old railway tunnel with depictions of the brown-eared bat. The endangered species lives in the tunnel, but is in danger of being wiped out.

Little Londoners can get involved in the festival too, with a children's concert (let's hope the drumming doesn't give them ideas of trying it at home) and a puppet show.

See the full list of festival events here. Some are free, others cost to take part, and need booking in advance.

Dulwich Festival takes place 6-15 May. Ticket prices vary between events, with tickets on sale now.