September 15, 2023
Embark on a Heartwarming Festive Adventure at the Thackray
This festive season, the Thackray Museum of Medicine invites families of all ages to join Father Christmas on a magical 90-minute journey, exploring the diverse ways people celebrate Christmas around the world. This enchanting experience offers an exciting blend of activities, crafts, and heartwarming moments with Father Christmas himself.
As part of this immersive 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.
Chief Executive Officer of Thackray Museum of Medicine, Edward Appleyard, remarked on the upcoming festivities, stating “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 your entry time, allowing you 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 your spot in this enchanting holiday experience, advance booking is essential. Please be aware that a separate ticket must be purchased for each attendee, as this event is not included in the annual pass.
BSL Interpreted Experiences:
Dates: Sunday, December 10 & Saturday, December 16
Details: 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.
Dates: Saturday, November 25 & Sunday, November 26
Details: 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.
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.
Book your experience now – > https://thackraymuseum.co.uk/event/christmas-at-thackray/