A fun, interactive augmented reality quest adventure 

Created by The Great North Museum: Hancock

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Get started

Download the Mythquest app and visit the Great North Museum: Hancock to play!

Click here or scan the QR code to be taken to the Mythquest App Store page.


Mythquest App Store QR Code

Click here or scan the QR code to be taken to the Mythquest Google Play page.

Mythquest Google Play QR Code


Can you find the hidden amulets and unlock the AR rewards?

Here is a sneak preview of the AR Spider Crab in action.



Created by The Great North Museum: Hancock team


Mythquest is a free augmented reality (AR) mobile app quest for families visiting the Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle.

The adventure is led by Mary Hancock, a founder of the Hancock Museum, who invites you to join her on a mission to free six rare mythical creatures trapped in prison spells.


The challenge

Guided by the app, you will follow clues to the location of enchanted amulets hidden throughout the museum. Once found, you can use the amulets to release the creatures and unlock your mythical AR rewards.

After your visit, these rewards will remain in your app so you can continue enjoying them at home. To take part, you will need to visit the museum.

Face filters

Get ready for your adventure!

Start by creating a unique player profile using face filters and decorations.


Watch this video to see how face filters work...



Follow clues to find hidden amulets. Hit the scan button to detect the amulet.

Rub away the dirt to reveal your enchanted amulet and save it to your collection to unlock your mythical AR reward.


Saving your enchanted amulet breaks the prison spell and your AR reward is unlocked.


Augmented reality spider crab is creeping across the spider crab exhibit.

To meet your reward, hit ‘Enable AR’, and your virtual reward will appear in front of you as if it’s in the real world.


Bring exhibits to life

Animated ichthyosaurs swims over his ancient relative

Watch here...

Bring mythical creatures to life

This is from another app built on our Gamified AR Quest Platform.

Find out more about The Forbidden Corners Quest App...


Interested in creating your own augmented reality tour?

Get in touch to book a demo and ask about subscription plan options.

Annual subscriptions start at only £98/month.