Christmas Family Fun!

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Open Sessions: 1pm – 3pm: Gibson Brands Interactive Studio

Open Sessions – Come on down to the British Music Experience where we will be hosting our Christmas Open sessions. Whether you are a beginner or a pro get hands-on in our Gibson Brands Interactive Studio. Our Visitor Experience Musicians are on hand every day to have a jam or give tips and advice to get you started on your musical journey.

Suitable for all ages

Dougie’s Mini Music Makers

We will be dedicating a space in our Gibson Brands Interactive Studio to under-fives. The section will include percussion and rhythm instruments so your tots can dance to the beat of their own rhythm.

Suitable for under fives

Family trail: All day

Come and take part in our free Family Trail. Meet Dougie Floyd and his gang of musical mates, explore the exhibition following clues and completing puzzles along the way. Complete the Trail and receive a certificate making you a British Music Explorer.

Suitable for 4 -11-year olds

Christmas Craft: Make Your Own Elton John Glasses

Get crafty with Frankie Feathers this Christmas and make your own Elton John glasses. Colour, cut and stick your way to a pair of fabulous specs of your very own. Make sure to check out our cabinet with Elton’s actual real glasses and discover the glamorous side of the Seventies. 

Suitable for all ages

Film Night at the Museum: 20th December, from 5pm

Come join us after hours this Christmas for Film Night at the Museum where we will be showing the cult classic The Nightmare Before Christmas.

The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown's beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the "real world." When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmas town, all bright colours and warm spirits, he gets a new lease on life -- he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry.

Get even more Christmassy by joining us in the Star Café before the film where our house-band will be playing live.  Enjoy our range of freshly-baked Christmas cakes and mince pies with a glass of mulled wine or a speciality hot drink. 

Event times

Band 5pm

Film 6.30pm

Approx. film running time: 73 minutes

Rating: PG