Events and Activities
From Saturday 7th December – Tuesday 24th December*: Dickensian Christmas
Our wonderful traditional Father Christmas is back in the museum on Saturday 7th December, after a busy year crafting presents. A visit to Father Christmas costs £5 and includes a traditional present and a sepia-toned photograph. There’ll also be an exhibition of old toys and games and Christmas ephemera from Tuesday 3rd December. He’ll be available to visit from 10.30 – 12.30 and 1.30 – 3.30. Father Christmas may be unavailable at certain times due to school bookings - call 01225 751339 to check.
*Please note: Our Dickensian Father Christmas will be in The Shires Shopping Centre from Sunday 22nd December to Tuesday 24th December – times as follows:
Sunday 22nd: 11.30am – 3.30pm
Monday 23rd: 11am – 4pm
Tuesday 24th: 10am – 1pm
There will also be Christmas Crafts available on every Saturday in December.
Please Note: We have indicated appropriate minimum ages for each activity. We realise that you may have to bring younger children with you. They are very welcome to take part but, please be aware that you may have to give them lots of help. please call David or Nikki for further advice. We can provide scrap paper and colouring pencils for younger children. All children aged under 8 years of ages must be accompanied by an adult.
Find the mice! The famous museum mice have spread onto the website – can you find them all? When you’ve found them award yourself a special certificate by Mouse Certificate.