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More than just an Exit: Museum Shop Sunday

24 November 2018 |

Encouraging shopping with a conscience, sales on 'Museum Shop Sunday' will contribute to each venue directly and provide a valuable contribution to culture in the UK. And aside from that, it's a great option for anyone who struggles for Christmas present ideas...

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle
For their first ever Museum Shop Sunday, Tullie House visitors can enjoy a tasting with Solway Gin, while local artist Martin Evans will be in the shop working on a digital art piece. Amateur historians can to get up close to some real Roman artefacts, with a Roman jewellery handing activity also happening.
 
Photo courtesy of Tullie House via website

Admission to the Museum is £6.50 for adults and free for children under 18. For more information, see here.

 
National Football Museum, Manchester
Everyone should be a fan of this offer – the National Football Museum has 10% off all in-store items (excluding signed memorabilia) on Sunday!
 
The National Football Museum is an engaging celebration of the beautiful game, with lots of interactive exhibits to put your knowledge – and ball skills – to the test.
 
Photo courtesy of National Football Museum

FREE admission. For more information and opening hours, see here.

 
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
The Fitzwilliam Museum has been carefully curating its collection for over 200 years, with current exhibits celebrating Virginia Woolf and first President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, Sir Francis Seymour Haden.
 
Sunday shoppers can enjoy 15% off calendars, 10% off jigsaws and games, and buy-one-get-one-half price on advent calendars. The offer also extends to Cambridge University Botanic Garden and Museum of Zoology.
 
Image courtesy of The Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam Museum can be found on Trumpington Street, CB2 1RB
 
FREE admission. For more information and opening hours, see here.


 
Roman Baths Shop, Bath
Dip into the Roman world with a visit to The Roman Baths, where you will find the remains of one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world. The city’s unique thermal springs rise in the site and the Baths still flow with natural hot water!
 
On Sunday, shoppers will encounter costumed Roman characters and have the chance to sample a selection of goods made by local and artisanal producers, from warming honey mead to hedgerow-foraged preserves.

Photo courtesy of Roman Baths Museum

The Baths are situated in Abbey Church Yard, BA1 1LZ. Entry fees are £16.50 for adults, £10.25 for children under 16.
 
For more information and to book tickets, visit their website.


 
Leeds City Museum
Recently named the most family-friendly museum in the UK, the Leeds City Museum is just one of many in the city, which also boasts Abbey House Museum, the Industrial Museum, Leeds Art Gallery, Lotherton (currently offering an enchanting Christmas Experience with Elf Village and woodland trail), Thwaite Mills Watermill…

We reckon Leeds could be the perfect city to do a “crawl” of Museum Shops!
 
Photo courtesy of Leeds City Museum

For more information on Leeds Museums, see here.
 

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