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Mystery Cache

The wonder of Waterhouse.

A cache by zarbi&zarbibird
Hidden : 3/21/2009
In London, United Kingdom
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

The clue clues to locate this cache are found in London's Natural History Museum. You will find this museum at
Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK.
The Museum is open every day, including Sundays and bank holidays, but closed 24 - 26 December.Entry is free!
(There is a charge for some temporary exhibitions)
Opening times 10.00 – 17.50
The above co-ordinates are for the museum.
The final cache can be found at N51 ABCDE W000 FGHIJ

The Natural History Museum is one of London’s great iconic buildings. Alfred Waterhouse was the architect who shaped its final design, creating the extraordinary space that houses galleries and vast collections of specimens as well as millions of visitors who pass through each year.

Because we have had permission to locate the cache in the grounds, you will only be able to do this cache when the museum is open.

When you enter the museum, pick up a map to help you locate the areas where you will find the clues to the final cache.

On the second floor in the green zone you will find a section of a giant sequoia. Take note of the year that this tree was a seedling, 55? The last number=C.

On the ground floor in Green zone, find the Glyptodon in the central hall. Next to him is a very large egg. What is the capacity of this egg in litres? This is B.

On the ground floor in the reptile part of Blue zone, how many flying lizards are there in case four? Add 1 to get I.

Again in Blue zone, locate the famous model of a Blue Whale. Find the information on Blue Whales up in the gallery. If you compare a Blue whale with a Diplodocus, what is the difference in length? This is D.

On the ground floor in Red zone you will find 'Earth today and tomorrow'. Look for the pair of orange trainers. In the same case is a can of oil. Count the number of letters of the brand. Then minus 2 to get the number for H.

On floor 2 in Red zone you will find an exhibition called 'The power within'. In the neighbouring gallery, ‘Restless Surface’, how many rock specimens are in the ‘Life Into Rock’ case? Add 4 to this number. This is J.

In the birds section of Green zone, how many Dodos can you see? This number is A.

Now find the Creepy Crawlies (still in Green zone). How many carpet beetles are under the stairs in No 1 Crawley House? Take 2 away from this number to get the answer to E.

Go to the Dinosaur Exhibition in Blue zone. There are often very long queues here but you can book a timeslot on-line. As you make your way out of this area, you will come across the Maidstone Slab. What number is the scapula backbone? Call this F and G.

Now exit the museum and find the cache located somewhere within the grounds!

**Unfortunately, all the nice natural history swapsies we bought to put in the cache have been taken and not replaced. So the cache just contains a log book and trackables. Sorry to disappoint the kids but we can't afford to keep re-stocking the cache.**

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Vg'f vafvqr ohg nfx crezvffvba orsber lbh ragre!

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

 

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Last Updated: on 10/18/2014 12:12:41 AM Pacific Daylight Time (7:12 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum