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Museum Advent Calendars

Advent calendar with 25 doors.

Museum Advent Calendars

Advent doesn’t only herald the arrival of the chocolate calendar any more, but also the arrival of a number of cultural related online advent calendars! Here we list a few of our favourites for you to check out this festive season.

Tamsin Russell’s Professional Development Advent Calendar – key advice for the development of continued professional development throughout advent – lots of thoughts and ideas to try out throughout Christmas and beyond! https://twitter.com/TamsinRussell

Manchester Museums Caring Christmas Advent Calendar – a lovely initiative giving ideas about how to care for ourselves and our world throughout advent. Lots of ideas to consider for the New Year for potential projects! https://mmchristmas.wixsite.com/christmas2020

#AccessibleAdvent – disability and lifestyle blogger Wheelescapades shares her improvements for those who require disabled access to locations – food for thought for our museum and heritage clients! https://twitter.com/gemmaorton

Kids In Museums Advent Calendar – lots of ideas from the best places to take children next year – lots of fabulous child friendly activities from organisations all over the country! https://twitter.com/kidsinmuseums

Winter Bingo Challenge – National Museum Wales have launched a Winter Bingo to get us out and exploring the natural world. A tweet every day guides you to find everything on the bingo card throughout December! A great way to take some time for yourself and get out each day to help our mental health and wellbeing! https://twitter.com/CardiffCurator/status/1333689794866548737

There are a wealth of museums out there running their own calendars too to show off their collections and projects from this year. Make the most of the time to take a look at collections, and plan your visits for museums next year!


By Hollie Davison, Head of Projects

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