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Step into Christmas at Museum

Visitors can get into the spirit of Christmas at the Brampton Museum.

Arts and cultural officers have organised a festive-themed activity and exhibition programme which runs throughout December.

The main gallery has been transformed into a treasure trove of bespoke, handmade items as part of the annual “B(u)y Me! for Christmas” exhibition which runs until 8 January 2018. More than 25 artists are showcasing their creative abilities – people can buy unusual gifts such as jewellery, artwork, ceramics, textiles and woodwork, with prices starting from £5.

Nimble Fingers, a craft group which meets at the museum every week, is hosting an exhibition of textile work in the hall gallery until 15 January. As well as showing off a range of handy work such as wreaths, owls, knitted jumpers and a rag rug Christmas tree, visitors can also find out more about becoming a member.

Meanwhile, talented craftsman Anthony Hammond – who designed the bee tree sculpture in Brampton Park – has created an eye-catching display in the foyer featuring wooden models of various animals, including a fox and ram, which are available to purchase.

Father Christmas is taking time out of his very busy schedule to pay a visit to boys and girls on 16 December from 11am to 3.30pm. Admission costs £4 and includes a gift. Places are limited and can be booked by calling 01782 619705.

There will also be Christmas-themed crafts and trails available throughout December.

Admission to the museum is free and free parking is also available.