Festive weekends at Amberley Museum bring Christmas cheer

Childrens woodturning at Amberley Museum. Picture by Rebecca Main SUS-181128-092247001
Childrens woodturning at Amberley Museum. Picture by Rebecca Main SUS-181128-092247001

Amberley Museum is getting in the Christmas spirit with a series of festive weekends taking place next month.

On December 1, 2, 8, 9, 12 and 16, the museum will be open from 10am until 5pm for visitors to explore around the 36 acre site.

Chrsitmas Express Train at Amberley Museum. Picture by Pete Edgeler SUS-181128-092116001

Chrsitmas Express Train at Amberley Museum. Picture by Pete Edgeler SUS-181128-092116001

Those attending will be able to take part in festive activities, including a Christmas trail to find where the naughty Elves are hiding, the chance to have a go at turning festive shapes with the wood turners, making things with clay in the pottery and there is even the opportunity to send a telegram to the North Pole in the museum’s BT Connected Earth exhibit.

With Christmas market stalls inside some of the heritage buildings, some special Christmas gifts can also be purchased.

The museum café will be serving festive roast dinners and lighter bites to keep visitors warm on these winter days.

The gift shop is stocked with local produce, Christmas gifts, and some smaller items ideal for stocking fillers.

Christmas weekends at Amberley Museum. Picture by Rebecca Main SUS-181128-092105001

Christmas weekends at Amberley Museum. Picture by Rebecca Main SUS-181128-092105001

The museum will also be previewing a new exhibit and retail area, with the new Village Green Store, opening for the first time on Saturday December 1 where the 1950s style village store will be selling some gifts and treats.

Visitors are alo welcome to discover and learn about the museum’s exhibits, rides on the narrow gauge railway and historic bus and the chance to visit the museum at a festive price of of £10 per adult, £8 per child. Under fours and museum members can visit for free.

The museum is already looking forward to the 2019 season, open from the February 16 until the November 3. The museum will be celebrating its 40th Birthday on May 26 as part of its Heritage Craft Weekend.Visit www.amberleymuseum.co.uk