Experience the magic of Christmas
Join-in the merriment this Christmas and step back in time to enjoy a Tudor Christmas at Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich on Sunday 2 December. Drop in free of charge anytime between 10am and 4pm to hear exciting tales from our Tudor explorer, join in the Tudor dancing or browse the shop for some unique Christmas presents.
Come and experience the wonder and magic of Christmas with a special Victorian magic lantern show at Ipswich Museum on Saturday 8 December Drop in between 12 and 4.30pm. Make your own beautiful glass painted decorations, sparkling stars for the Christmas tree, gift tags and wrapping paper and more on this magical day. Purchase a stamp card for all activities, £3 per child.
Colchester Castle will be transformed into a Christmas fantasyland on Wednesday 12 December. The Christmas market will return to the Castle bailey; wander through the stalls and stock up on those festive treats, enjoy fun rides, hear carols, munch on mince pies and sip mulled wine to your delight!
Explore the Castle’s museum displays, take part in the Christmas quiz and visit Father Christmas in his grotto. Entry to the museums will be free during 3 and 8.30pm only, drop in anytime. Meet Father Christmas £3 per child, includes a small gift.
Don’t miss out on what could be your last chance to enjoy the Treasures of China exhibition and Colchester Castle. Explore the incredible history of Imperial China before the Castle closes temporarily on 7 January for an exciting redevelopment. Colchester Castle will be transformed with new and interactive displays, and will reopen in spring 2014.
Our new-look Castle Museum will tell the story of Colchester – from its foundation more than 2,000 years ago until the Siege of Colchester in 1648 – in a fresh and exciting new way. Our beautiful Castle may be temporarily closed, but there’s plenty more FREE Colchester heritage to enjoy in the meantime.
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