Father Christmas magical experience is festive tonic at Thackray Museum of Medicine
The 90-minute enchanting experience – with an exciting blend of activities, crafts, and heartwarming moments with Santa himself – will explore the diverse ways people celebrate Christmas around the world.
BOOK NOW: Dates are November 18 to December 23, with special Relaxed Experiences* on November 25 to 26 and BSL Interpreted Experiences**, December 10 and 16 – visit thackraymuseum.co.uk/event/christmas-at-thackray.
Thackray Museum of Medicine, formerly the Leeds Union Workhouse, in Beckett Street, is one of the UK’s largest medical museums and the only one of its kind in the north of England, welcoming over one million visitors.
As part of the immersive Father Christmas adventure, visitors can embark on a captivating activity trail throughout the museum, where they'll uncover clues and enjoy some delightful winter crafting.
Don't forget to strike a pose on our very own Thackray sleigh for memorable photographs that will capture the joy of the season.
The highlight of the experience is the special audience with Father Christmas, where he will regale young and old alike with cosy festive stories. Each child will receive a thoughtfully selected gift to take home as a cherished keepsake of this unforgettable encounter.
Edward Appleyard, Chief Executive Officer of Thackray Museum of Medicine, said: "Christmas, just like medicine, isn't a simple story.
"It dates back to centuries of history from many cultures around the world, something we celebrate as being a strength of the rich diversity of Leeds and the communities that surround the Museum.
"It’s a great opportunity to learn about the breadth of culture we are able to represent here at Thackray, as we showcase worldwide Christmas culture in our second year of Festive celebrations."
As well as this, the audience with Father Christmas is scheduled one hour after entry times, allowing ample opportunity to explore and enjoy the museum's captivating exhibits beforehand, including the critically acclaimed On The Bench Exhibition on Sports Injury.This heartwarming festive adventure promises fun and excitement for the entire family and is suitable for all ages. To ensure entry to this enchanting holiday experience, advance booking is essential.
A separate ticket must be purchased for each attendee, as this event is not included in the annual pass.Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to create cherished holiday memories with Father Christmas at the Thackray Museum of Medicine. Book your tickets now for a festive adventure like no other at thackraymuseum.co.uk/event/christmas-at-thackray.
* Relaxed Experiences: Dates: Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26. Specifically designed for children with additional sensory needs and anyone else who may benefit, these morning sessions offer a quieter environment and reduced capacity. These sessions can be booked separately.** BSL Interpreted Experiences: Dates: Sunday, December 10 & Saturday, December 16. For sessions booked on these dates, the audience with Father Christmas will feature a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter, making the experience accessible to all.