Festive fun at Birmingham Museums
15th November 2013
This Christmas, Birmingham Museums presents a sleigh-load of festive fun events and activities including family workshops, music performances and unique gift ideas.
At Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, there will be a number of musical events to get help get visitors into the festive spirit. On Saturday 24 November & Thursday 19 December 2013 there will be Regency Christmas guitar performances by Early Romantic Guitar Duo, Dodici Corde. And on Sunday 15 December, there will be performances of Christmas Carols and other festive tunes by the Birmingham Choral Union in the Industrial Gallery (2.30 – 4pm)
Over at Blakesley Hall visitors can experience a classic Victorian Christmas. On Saturday 14 December, the Hall will be dressed for Christmas as visitors can meet Victorian characters preparing for the Yuletide festivities, listen to the fabulous Divertimento choir and see the St.Barnabus handbell ringers. (*Charges apply) At 11am on Monday 9 – Friday 13 December, there will be special Christmas Tours, where visitors can see Blakesley Hall decorated for Christmas, and enjoy a warming mug of hot berry punch and a mince pie. (*charges apply)
At Weoley Castle ruins, there are some fantastic festive family winter workshops. These include Hand Crafted Christmas Workshop on Friday 29 November (12 - 2pm) and Green Wreath Workshops on Friday 6 December (*charges apply)
If you are looking for a unique gift that lasts all year round, an annual pass to Thinktank or Birmingham’s heritage sites (subject to seasonal opening times) will allow family, friends or loved ones to enjoy some of Birmingham’s most spectacular venues time and time again. (**costs vary)
In addition, the gift shops at Thinktank, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter offer a huge selection of beautiful, surprising and unusual Christmas present ideas. From potato clocks to Pre-Raphaelite stationery, handmade jewellery hand puppets, you are sure to find something for even the most discerning recipient. (opening times vary - check website for details)
Unless otherwise stated, events are free of charge.
Victorian Christmas at Blakesley Hall - 14 Dec 13
Adults £10, concessions £8, to book call 0121 464 2193
Christmas Tours at Blakesley Hall - 9 - 13 Dec 13
£8 per person, to book call 0121 464 2193
Hand Crafted Christmas Workshop at Weoley Castle Ruins - 29 Nov 13
£6 per person, to book call 0121 464 2193
Green Wreath Workshop at Weoley Castle Ruins - 6 Dec 10am - 12pm
£10 per wreath, to book call 0121 464 2193
Family Green Wreath Workshop - 6 Dec 1 - 3pm
£10 per family (adult and up to 2 children), to book call 0121 464 2193
Heritage Site Annual Pass
12 months unlimited entry to Aston Hall, Blakesley Hall, Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Sarehole Mill, and Soho House.
PLEASE NOTE - Heritage sites are closed November - April.
• Individual annual pass £20 (1 adult)
• Joint annual pass £30 (2 adults)
• Children under 16 free
To buy this gift call 0121 464 2193
12 months unlimited entry to the award-winning Birmingham science museum
• Adult annual pass £36.75 / £25.20 concessions.
• Child annual pass £25.20
• Family of 5 (two adults, up to 3 children 3-15yrs) £85.00
To buy this gift call 0121 202 2222
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