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Tower Museum to host festive workshops

29 November 2016

The Tower Museum will be offering visitors the chance to revisit the ghosts of Christmas past throughout December by hosting three special workshops focusing on Christmas crafts down through the decades.

At each of the workshops participants will have the opportunity to create Victorian style decorations and cards which they can take home to give to friends and loved ones.

Assistant Education and Access Officer with the Museum, Betty Doherty, said the workshops offered the perfect opportunity for people to get into the Christmas spirit. “Making your own decorations is a very cost effective and rewarding hobby and a great way to get into the festive spirit. It’s also a tribute to a bygone era when families spent quality time at Christmas making their own decorations.

“We will work on lots of different decorations at each workshop, and visitors can take them home with them - but hopefully also leave one to decorate our community tree in the lobby of the Tower Museum.

“We will also have our old toy collection on display, and if anyone would like to bring any of their old toys to tell us about them during the workshops, they would be most welcome.”

The workshops will run on the following dates: Friday 2 December, Friday 9 December and Friday 16 December from 10am – 11.30, and the cost for each workshop is £2, or £5 for visitors who would like to attend all three.  For information contact 028 7137 2411.

History lovers should also note that the next in the Tower Talks series will take place on Thursday 1st of December from 12.30pm.

Historical Aviation expert, Guy Warner, will discuss the war against the U-Boats in the North West from 1914-1918. 

He will focus on the role of local bases, including the United States Navy flying boat based at Ture, Inishowen. There is free admission for the talk and refreshments will be provided.