It’s a special time of year, and Suffolk museums have some magical moments lined up to celebrate the festive season.
The Ipswich Transport Museum’s final open day of the year is sure to be a Christmas Cracker! Festive decorations and entertainment, along with Santa’s Grotto and a chance to ride in the museum’s fire engines and buses are sure to help bring out the Christmas spirit. Father Christmas is making a few stops around Suffolk this year, and families can pay him and his friendly elves a visit at Moyse’s Hall Museum. A ticket includes free child admission to the museum, where you can see the fascinating collections and stock up on local Christmas goodies in the museum’s shop.
Santa will also be making a special stop at Christchurch Mansion where you can join him in making Christmas crafts and hearing stories and songs. Or, save Santa the trip and travel to meet him on one of the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum’s Santa Specials. A short train ride from Brockford Station takes you to meet Santa at North Pole Halt. Every child will receive a special ticket and be given a present by Santa, along with a mince pie.
The ever-popular Santa Tram also returns to the East Anglia Transport Museum this year. All aboard for an unforgettable trip into a woodland winter wonderland to visit Santa Claus and his helpers. Visitors can enjoy unlimited Trolleybus & Railway Rides and receive a present from Santa. Finally, Christmas trees are the star attraction at the Stowmarket Christmas Tree Festival held at the Museum of East Anglian Life. Visit the museum this December for a traditional family Christmas experience and expect to find beautiful Christmas trees and another chance to share your Christmas wishes with Santa himself, all taking place on weekends in December.
Events and times can vary, so do double check the museums individual website before you go.
Meet father Christmas
Moyse’s Hall Museum
15th, 16th ad 22nd December
The Christmas Cracker
Ipswich Transport Museum
Santa at Home
Museum of East Anglian Life
24 November 2018 – 23 December 2018
The East Anglia Transport Museum
8th & 9th December
15th & 16th December
21st, 22nd & 23rd December
Mid-Suffolk Light Railway Museum
Father Christmas at the Mansion
15th & 16th December