Christmas Market 24-26 November

Christmas Cheer and Festive Fare!

Come and enjoy our bustling Christmas Market at the Museum from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 November.

The Museum’s festive market offers superb value for money, with a reduced entry price to both the Museum and Christmas Market of just £6 per adult and £4 per child (free for annual members).

Download the free show programme and plan your visit!

What’s on?

Our collection of historic buildings, including our award-winning Gridshell building, will be bustling with stalls and you can browse and buy from 140 traders selling arts and crafts, food and drink, handmade gifts and much more.

There will be plenty of tasty seasonal treats to try and buy and, while you’re looking for that perfect gift, you can enjoy live music and entertainment from musicians and choirs performing around the Museum site – all adding to the festive atmosphere.

In addition to trade stands selling a broad range foods, our waterside café, Wattle & Daub, will be serving hot meals, snacks and sweet treats – try a Christmas roll!

Don’t miss our Christmas Shop at the new courtyard entrance, where you will find a wealth of festive treats to buy! Why not treat yourself to some mulled wine or cider, or some hot chestnuts while you browse?

Information for visitors

Please note that, due to their age, some buildings have limited wheelchair access and some stalls are in first floor locations – a quick call to the Museum office (01243 811363) in advance of the event is strongly recommended.

Dogs on leads are welcome but please consider their comfort as this event is very crowded.

Free parking is available in the Museum’s overflow car park field.

The Museum operates a strict no-smoking policy in all areas apart from the car park.