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Merry Christmas for visitors to Father Christmas museum workshop

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The elves at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery are busy preparing to welcome Father Christmas and his workshop on Wednesday 23 November 2022.

The festive magic is beginning at the Shropshire Council-run venue, where bookings are now being taken for visitors to meet Father Christmas in his traditional museum workshop.

Father Christmas - Museum Workshop infographic

Father Christmas – Museum Workshop

People are invited to follow the flagstones, through the tree-lined shut and enchanted stone archway, and up the original sweeping staircase.

Children are welcome to post a letter to Father Christmas in the festive post office, and a cheerful elf guide will lead the tour through to a wonderous workshop, crammed full of history and magic, to meet Father Christmas himself.

Rob Gittins, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for culture and digital, said:-

“Father Christmas must know we have all been very, very good to ask us to let him set up a workshop in the museum in Shrewsbury.

“It is very exciting that he and the elves are going to be with us from 23 November right up to 23 December when he will be preparing for the busiest day of his year, and I’m sure they will be given a warm welcome from our museum team and by all the visitors who book to come along.

“As well as experiencing our lovely museum guests at Father Christmas’ workshop, you will be able to enjoy some Christmas themed arts and crafts at stations scattered around the museum; and Father Christmas has also promised a gift for every child who comes to see him.”

Tickets cost £15 per child aged 1–17, and £5 per accompanying adult, and can be booked here.

Time slots are bookable for mornings, afternoons and early evenings during late night shopping on Wednesdays. Friday afternoons, and all day on Saturdays and Sundays, from Wednesday 23 November through to Friday 23 December 2022. Tickets are non-refundable, and late arrivals cannot be guaranteed to meet Father Christmas.