Manx Museum Christmas

– Posted on Tuesday 10th December 2013

Join Manx National Heritage at the Manx Museum this Christmas season, rediscover the galleries and find some festive sights and surprises along the way. Step inside our new activity gallery which echoes a Victorian Christmas, explore, dress up and play with period toys.

The events programme brings together traditions old and new to get you into the festive spirit. On Friday 13th December join us at 6.30pm for an uplifting evening of entertainment at the Christmas Concert. Performers include the Salvation Army band, Cliogaree Twoaie and Roc Vannin, and a poetry reading with Sandy Cross. As an extra treat, receive festive refreshments on arrival and 10% off Christmas gifts in the Gallery Shop open until late. Tickets are £6 for adults and £3 for children available at the Gallery Shop and online, FMNH members receive a 10% discount.

On Saturday 21st December, 2pm we bring our take on the Christmas Lecture, entitled “Cregneash, we have a problem”, an irreverent look at the Manx Space Programme with astronomer Howard Parkin. Entry is free.

Just after Christmas, to set you up for those winter walks, enjoy our Winter Wildlife talk with Curator of Natural History Kate Hawkins on Monday 30th December at 11am, who also provides tips on how best to watch animals and plants without disturbing them. Perfect for families, walkers and budding naturalists, entry is free. It is also the last opportunity to see the Jeremy Paul exhibition ‘Wildlife: An Artist’s View’, closing on the 4th January 2014.

Just a short walk from the busy Douglas High Street, visitors can soak up the magic of the season in the newly renovated Gallery Shop, showcasing the work of some of the Isle of Man’s most talented craftspeople, artists and producers. Our ranges of charming home accessories, ceramics, books and Christmas decorations make the perfect gifts.

The Manx Museum and Gallery Shop is open throughout the Christmas season Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm, but closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Sundays. The Christmas displays are on show until Monday 6th January 2014.

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