Lantern Making Workshop

50 Years of Life & Tradition

  Come and create a wonderful lantern for the Dark Skies Festival! Using traditional willow and paper, you can design and build your very own lantern. Bring it along to our lantern procession at Freeholders Wood Aysgarth on the 20th February.Continue reading

A Life in Music

50 Years of Life & Tradition

A talk with distinguished  conductor Stan Roocroft MBE about his life in music. Stan is the conductor of the Wensleydale Chorus, Aysgarth Singers, as well as Hawes Silver Band. Part of the Friends of the Museum annual lecture programme. Free - donations welcome.Continue reading

"Saving the dark" Film screening

50 Years of Life & Tradition

80% of the world’s population live under light polluted skies. What do we lose when we lose sight of the stars? Excessive and improper lighting robs us of our night skies, disrupts our sleep patterns and endangers nocturnal habitats. Saving the Dark explores the need to preserve night skies and what we can do to combat light pollution. The Yorkshire Dales National Park and partners are delighted to announce 3 exclusive screenings of this thought-provoking film during the Dark Skies Festival 2019. The screening will start at 6:30pm for 1 hour, and will include a hot drink and delicious homemade biscuit, provided by the Firebox café. Watch the trailer here Children of all ages are welcome but we feel the subject matter would suit age 11+.Continue reading

Printmaker at Work

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Watch artist Hester Cox making prints from the stunning woodblocks created to illustrate her many books, by historian and founder of the museum, Marie Hartley. The prints created will be placed in the Museum archive and Hester, inspired by her experience and on-going research into the career of Marie Hartley as an artist, printmaker and historian, will create a new body of work to be exhibited at the Museum in 2020. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Printmaker at Work

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Watch artist Hester Cox making prints from the stunning woodblocks created to illustrate her many books, by historian and founder of the museum, Marie Hartley. The prints created will be placed in the Museum archive and Hester, inspired by her experience and on-going research into the career of Marie Hartley as an artist, printmaker and historian, will create a new body of work to be exhibited at the Museum in 2020. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Printmaker at Work

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Watch artist Hester Cox making prints from the stunning woodblocks created to illustrate her many books, by historian and founder of the museum, Marie Hartley. The prints created will be placed in the Museum archive and Hester, inspired by her experience and on-going research into the career of Marie Hartley as an artist, printmaker and historian, will create a new body of work to be exhibited at the Museum in 2020. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Printmaker at Work

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Watch artist Hester Cox making prints from the stunning woodblocks created to illustrate her many books, by historian and founder of the museum, Marie Hartley. The prints created will be placed in the Museum archive and Hester, inspired by her experience and on-going research into the career of Marie Hartley as an artist, printmaker and historian, will create a new body of work to be exhibited at the Museum in 2020. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Printmaker at Work

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Watch artist Hester Cox making prints from the stunning woodblocks created to illustrate her many books, by historian and founder of the museum, Marie Hartley. The prints created will be placed in the Museum archive and Hester, inspired by her experience and on-going research into the career of Marie Hartley as an artist, printmaker and historian, will create a new body of work to be exhibited at the Museum in 2020. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Printmaker at Work

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Watch artist Hester Cox making prints from the stunning woodblocks created to illustrate her many books, by historian and founder of the museum, Marie Hartley. The prints created will be placed in the Museum archive and Hester, inspired by her experience and on-going research into the career of Marie Hartley as an artist, printmaker and historian, will create a new body of work to be exhibited at the Museum in 2020. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

In the Kitchen

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join us in our traditional farmhouse kitchen where Mrs H will explain the hard work that went on there. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Quilting through the Ages

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join Kate Trusson for a demonstration of quilting. A chance to look at some of the quilts in the collection and to see various quilt making methods. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Printmaker at Work

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Watch artist Hester Cox making prints from the stunning woodblocks created to illustrate her many books, by historian and founder of the museum, Marie Hartley. The prints created will be placed in the Museum archive and Hester, inspired by her experience and on-going research into the career of Marie Hartley as an artist, printmaker and historian, will create a new body of work to be exhibited at the Museum in 2020. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Drystone Walling Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our Dales Volunteers as they showcase the traditional craft of drystone walling and explain the construction of this iconic feature of the National Park landscape, from the foundations to the top stones. In 4 short drop in sessions they talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for centuries. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Textiles Techniques

50 Years of Life & Tradition

In the museums textile gallery there will be volunteers working on their own textile projects. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Drystone Walling Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our Dales Volunteers as they showcase the traditional craft of drystone walling and explain the construction of this iconic feature of the National Park landscape, from the foundations to the top stones. In 4 short drop in sessions they talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for centuries. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Printmaker at Work

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Watch artist Hester Cox making prints from the stunning woodblocks created to illustrate her many books, by historian and founder of the museum, Marie Hartley. The prints created will be placed in the Museum archive and Hester, inspired by her experience and on-going research into the career of Marie Hartley as an artist, printmaker and historian, will create a new body of work to be exhibited at the Museum in 2020. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Textiles Techniques

50 Years of Life & Tradition

In the museums textile gallery there will be volunteers working on their own textile projects. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Go Wild!

DSI Wildlife Investigation. Come and join in the fun and learn about our wonderful wildlife. This drop-in event is for accompanied 5 to 12 year olds, with lots of science and craft based activities.  All you need to bring is an adult to help you with any tricky stuff.Continue reading

3D Birds

Come and make a 3D bird with artist Gill Kirk. Using templates to create your own birds and decorate them. £3 per child.Continue reading

Printmaker at Work

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Watch artist Hester Cox making prints from the stunning woodblocks created to illustrate her many books, by historian and founder of the museum, Marie Hartley. The prints created will be placed in the Museum archive and Hester, inspired by her experience and on-going research into the career of Marie Hartley as an artist, printmaker and historian, will create a new body of work to be exhibited at the Museum in 2020. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Rag Rug Making Workshop

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Learn about the traditional craft of rag-rug making. You will be tutored by renowned rug maker Heather Ritchie and will use traditional rugmaking methods to create your own rug or wall hanging. At the end of the day you will take home your own piece together with lots of ideas for making more rag rug creations at home. Materials and lunch included. 10 places available.Continue reading

Fortunes made from Dales to London

50 Years of Life & Tradition

An illustrated talk based on 18th century records by historian Marion Moverley  about the fraught journeys taken by young people to find work in London, over 250 miles from the Yorkshire Dales.  Many became extremely successful, establishing businesses and careers that added a new dimension to the lives of their families at home in Yorkshire.  Part of the Friends of the Museum annual lecture programme. Free - donations welcome.Continue reading

Richmondshire Youth Theatre Presents - Last Dance of a Dalesman by Nobby Dimon

50 Years of Life & Tradition

It’s the summer of 1953 and Britain is changing.  We have a new Queen, Everest has been conquered, the Korean War has ended.  Young people are gaining an identity with fashion and music and we see the rise of modern technology.   But in the Dales, things seem to be as before, apart from the establishment of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, an event that has been highly debated by the locals.   Our story begins as the coffin of Dan Ottershaw is being carried down Swaledale towards Grinton Church.  Dan’s wish was for his final journey to follow the ancient Corpse Way, but the funeral party are beginning to think that this is one ancient event that should have been left firmly in the past. ‘Last Dance of a Dalesman’ is the Richmondshire community play written by talented local playwright Nobby Dimon of North Country Theatre.  The cast of this production are from Richmondshire Youth Theatre, who provide high quality youth theatre opportunities within the Dales.  This production is funded by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authorities Sustainable Development Fund and supported by the Dales Countryside Museum.Continue reading

Drystone Walling Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our Dales Volunteers as they showcase the traditional craft of drystone walling and explain the construction of this iconic feature of the National Park landscape, from the foundations to the top stones. In 4 short drop in sessions they talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for centuries. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Textile Techniques

50 Years of Life & Tradition

In the museums textile gallery there will be volunteers working on their own textile projects. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

In the Kitchen - Dairying

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join us in our traditional farmhouse kitchen where Mrs H will explain dairying processes, such as butter and cheese making. included in museum admission.Continue reading

Mining Mystery - Buckden Bill

An illustrated talk by Richard Mathews  on the mystery surrounding Buckden Bill - the body in the mine.  Included in museum admission. Part of our Dales industrial heritage talk series. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

In the Kitchen - Preserves

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join us in our traditional farmhouse kitchen where Mrs H will explain the methods of preserving foods, such as pickling and salting. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Trees and Woods

An illustrated talk by author David Joy as part of the launch for his new book "Discover your woods : Trees in the Dales". Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Men of Lead

An illustrated talk  by author David Joy on the history of lead mining in the Dales. Included in museum admission. Part of our Dales industrial heritage talk series.Continue reading

Richmondshire Youth Theatre Presents - Miners of Lead and Dales Nurses during WW1

50 Years of Life & Tradition

See two short plays back to back. The first tells the story of Dales lead miners and the second explores the efforts of Dales Nurses (Voluntary Aid Detachment Nurses) during WW1. The cast of this production are from Richmondshire Youth Theatre, who provide high quality youth theatre opportunities within the Dales. The members of the group will also be in character within the galleries, helping to bring the stories of the Dales to life. This production is funded by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authorities Sustainable Development Fund and supported by the Dales Countryside Museum. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Richmondshire Youth Theatre Presents - Miners of Lead and Dales Nurses during WW1

50 Years of Life & Tradition

See two short plays back to back. The first tells the story of Dales lead miners and the second explores the efforts of Dales Nurses (Voluntary Aid Detachment Nurses) during WW1. The cast of this production are from Richmondshire Youth Theatre, who provide high quality youth theatre opportunities within the Dales. The members of the group will also be in character within the galleries, helping to bring the stories of the Dales to life. This production is funded by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authorities Sustainable Development Fund and supported by the Dales Countryside Museum. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Work of the Volunteers at the Museum

50 Years of Life & Tradition

An illustrated talk by Museum Officer Sarah Binks - Lambert on the important work of the museum volunteers. Bring your donations and enjoy a social evening as part of the Friends of the Museum Annual Gift Day. Free - donations welcome.Continue reading

Basket Making Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join crafts specialist Lorna Singleman for a demonstration in oak swill and hazel basket making.  Oak swill basketry is an endangered craft unique to South Cumbria. It is a methods that involves splitting wood to weave to create an extremely strong basket. Included in museum admission.  Continue reading

Drystone Walling Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our Dales Volunteers as they showcase the traditional craft of drystone walling and explain the construction of this iconic feature of the National Park landscape, from the foundations to the top stones. In 4 short drop in sessions they talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for centuries. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Textile Techniques

50 Years of Life & Tradition

In the museums textile gallery there will be volunteers working on their own textile projects. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

In the Kitchen - Washdays

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join us in our traditional farmhouse kitchen where Mrs. H will explain all about the hard work involved in wash days from the dolly tub to the mangle. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Rag Rug Making Workshop

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Learn about the traditional craft of rag-rug making. You will be tutored by renowned rug maker Heather Ritchie and will use traditional rugmaking methods to create your own rug or wall hanging. At the end of the day you will take home your own piece together with lots of ideas for making more rag rug creations at home. Materials and lunch included. 10 places available.Continue reading

Drystone Walling Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our Dales Volunteers as they showcase the traditional craft of drystone walling and explain the construction of this iconic feature of the National Park landscape, from the foundations to the top stones. In 4 short drop in sessions they talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for centuries. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Hands on History - Coil Pots

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Let's get hands on with history! Themed craft activities for children. In this activity we will have ago at making prehistoric coil pots with clay. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Textile Techniques

50 Years of Life & Tradition

In the museums textile gallery there will be volunteers working on their own textile projects. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Fun Fridays - Felting

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Drop in activity using wet felting techniques to make your own picture of wildlife including owls, butterflies, foxes and ladybirds or design your own woodland scene. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Drystone Walling Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our Dales Volunteers as they showcase the traditional craft of drystone walling and explain the construction of this iconic feature of the National Park landscape, from the foundations to the top stones. In 4 short drop in sessions they talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for centuries. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Hands of History - Roman Mosaics

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Let's get hands on with history! Themed craft activities for children. In this activity we will have ago at making  you’re your own roman mosaics coaster. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Textile Techniques

50 Years of Life & Tradition

In the museums textile gallery there will be volunteers working on their own textile projects. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Fun Fridays - Bushcraft

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Drop in activity whittling a stick to cook treats over an open fire. Learn how to make and cook damper bread. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Drystone Walling Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our Dales Volunteers as they showcase the traditional craft of drystone walling and explain the construction of this iconic feature of the National Park landscape, from the foundations to the top stones. In 4 short drop in sessions they talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for centuries. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Textile Techniques

50 Years of Life & Tradition

In the museums textile gallery there will be volunteers working on their own textile projects. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Fun Fridays- Leaf Art

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Drop in activity collecting beautiful leaves from around the museum then using them to print pictures and cards. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Rag Rug Making Workshop

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Learn about the traditional craft of rag-rug making. You will be tutored by renowned rug maker Heather Ritchie and will use traditional rugmaking methods to create your own rug or wall hanging. At the end of the day you will take home your own piece together with lots of ideas for making more rag rug creations at home. Materials and lunch included. 10 places available.Continue reading

Drystone Walling Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our Dales Volunteers as they showcase the traditional craft of drystone walling and explain the construction of this iconic feature of the National Park landscape, from the foundations to the top stones. In 4 short drop in sessions they talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for centuries. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Textile Techniques

50 Years of Life & Tradition

In the museums textile gallery there will be volunteers working on their own textile projects. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Traditional Rug Making Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

A demonstration of traditional rug making including both proddy and hooked techniques. The demonstration will be in the new textile gallery which features the museum's rug collection. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Drystone Walling Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our Dales Volunteers as they showcase the traditional craft of drystone walling and explain the construction of this iconic feature of the National Park landscape, from the foundations to the top stones. In 4 short drop in sessions they talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for centuries. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Hands on History - Prehistoric Rock Art

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Let's get hands on with history! Themed craft activities for children.  In this activity we will have ago at our rock art taking inspiration from the prehistoric rock art found on moorlands. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Textile Techniques

50 Years of Life & Tradition

In the museums textile gallery there will be volunteers working on their own textile projects. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Besom Making Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join crafts specialist Lorna Singleman for a demonstration in besoms (brooms) making. Besoms are made from the young tops of birch trees bound together and attached to a handle of birch, ash or hazel. Traditional they were used in many aspects of domestic and industrial life, they are still sought after today especially for sweeping leaves or playing Quidditch. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Knitting through the Ages

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join Dales knitting expert Kate Trusson for a demonstration of traditional knitting with 4 needles and knitting sticks, using traditional Dales patterns. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Textile Techniques

50 Years of Life & Tradition

In the museums textile gallery there will be volunteers working on their own textile projects. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Make a Rag Doll Workshop

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Come and spend and enjoyable day creating a beautiful and unique keepsake rag doll to delight yourself or a loved one. Basic hand sewing skill required. Materials and lunch included.Continue reading

Rag Rug Making Workshop

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Learn about the traditional craft of rag-rug making. You will be tutored by renowned rug maker Heather Ritchie and will use traditional rugmaking methods to create your own rug or wall hanging. At the end of the day you will take home your own piece together with lots of ideas for making more rag rug creations at home. Materials and lunch included. 10 places available.Continue reading

Dairy Days - A Taste in Time

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Pop in and see Curriculum Kitchen's Jane Sammells as she talks about how cheese and butter were made at home in a traditional Yorkshire Dales` farmhouse. Learn the difference between rennet and whey and see a demonstration of butter making. Part of the Dairy Days Project celebrating Wensleydale's Dairying Heritage. Included in museum admission. The Dairy Days Project aims to record, research and share Wensleydale’s dairying heritage. It is run by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority with a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Find out more on the project blog https://blog.yorkshiredales.org.uk/dairy-days/Continue reading

The Manorial Rolls of Snape and Well in 17th Century

50 Years of Life & Tradition

An illustrated talk by David Severs on the Manorial rolls of Snape and Well in the 17th century. The manorial rolls record the meetings of the manorial court which covered issues such as rent and estates holdings.  Part of the Friends of the Museum annual lecture programme. Free - donations welcome.Continue reading

Dairy Days - A Taste in Time

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Pop in and see Curriculum Kitchen's Jane Sammells as she talks about how cheese and butter were made at home in a traditional Yorkshire Dales` farmhouse. Learn the difference between rennet and whey and see a demonstration of butter making. Part of the Dairy Days Project celebrating Wensleydale's Dairying Heritage. Included in museum admission. The Dairy Days Project aims to record, research and share Wensleydale’s dairying heritage. It is run by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority with a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Find out more on the project blog  /https://blog.yorkshiredales.org.uk/dairy-days/  Continue reading

Dairy Days - A Taste in Time

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Pop in and see Curriculum Kitchen's Jane Sammells as she talks about how cheese and butter were made at home in a traditional Yorkshire Dales` farmhouse. Learn the difference between rennet and whey and see a demonstration of butter making. Part of the Dairy Days Project celebrating Wensleydale's Dairying Heritage. Included in museum admission. The Dairy Days Project aims to record, research and share Wensleydale’s dairying heritage. It is run by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority with a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Find out more on the project blog https://blog.yorkshiredales.org.uk/dairy-days/  Continue reading

Dairy Days - A Taste in Time

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Pop in and see Curriculum Kitchen's Jane Sammells as she talks about how cheese and butter were made at home in a traditional Yorkshire Dales` farmhouse. Learn the difference between rennet and whey and see a demonstration of butter making. Part of the Dairy Days Project celebrating Wensleydale's Dairying Heritage. Included in museum admission. The Dairy Days Project aims to record, research and share Wensleydale’s dairying heritage. It is run by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority with a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Find out more on the project blog https://blog.yorkshiredales.org.uk/dairy-days/Continue reading

Dairy Days - A Taste in Time

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Pop in and see Curriculum Kitchen's Jane Sammells as she talks about how cheese and butter were made at home in a traditional Yorkshire Dales` farmhouse. Learn the difference between rennet and whey and see a demonstration of butter making. Part of the Dairy Days Project celebrating Wensleydale's Dairying Heritage. Included in museum admission. The Dairy Days Project aims to record, research and share Wensleydale’s dairying heritage. It is run by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority with a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Find out more on the project blog https://blog.yorkshiredales.org.uk/dairy-days/Continue reading

Melmerby Griff Mill

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Dales Countryside Museum followed by a talk by Tony Keates on the  history of Melmerby Griff Mill.   Free - donations welcome.Continue reading

Dairy Days - A Taste in Time

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Pop in and see Curriculum Kitchen's Jane Sammells as she talks about how cheese and butter were made at home in a traditional Yorkshire Dales` farmhouse. Learn the difference between rennet and whey and see a demonstration of butter making. Part of the Dairy Days Project celebrating Wensleydale's Dairying Heritage. Included in museum admission. The Dairy Days Project aims to record, research and share Wensleydale’s dairying heritage. It is run by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority with a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Find out more on the project blog https://blog.yorkshiredales.org.uk/dairy-days/Continue reading

Dairy Days - A Taste in Time

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Pop in and see Curriculum Kitchen's Jane Sammells as she talks about how cheese and butter were made at home in a traditional Yorkshire Dales` farmhouse. Learn the difference between rennet and whey and see a demonstration of butter making. Part of the Dairy Days Project celebrating Wensleydale's Dairying Heritage. Included in museum admission. The Dairy Days Project aims to record, research and share Wensleydale’s dairying heritage. It is run by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority with a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Find out more on the project blog https://blog.yorkshiredales.org.uk/dairy-days/Continue reading

Printing Fun

Fun printing with artist Gill Kirk. Create your own landscape scene using monoprinting techniques complete with drystone walls and woolly sheep. £3 per child.Continue reading

Hawes Late Night Christmas Shopping

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Come and join us in Hawes for a late night shopping event on every Friday evening in November. There will be an excellent variety of local independent shops, cafes and the Dales Countryside Museum, offering a fabulous shopping experience along with food , mulled wine, music, craft workshops and children's activities with free entry to the museum.Continue reading

Hawes Late Night Christmas Shopping

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Come and join us in Hawes for a late night shopping event on every Friday evening in November. There will be an excellent variety of local independent shops, cafes and the Dales Countryside Museum, offering a fabulous shopping experience along with food , mulled wine, music, craft workshops and children's activities with free entry to the museum.Continue reading

Hawes Late Night Christmas Shopping

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Come and join us in Hawes for a late night shopping event on every Friday evening in November. There will be an excellent variety of local independent shops, cafes and the Dales Countryside Museum, offering a fabulous shopping experience along with food , mulled wine, music, craft workshops and children's activities with free entry to the museum.Continue reading

Hawes Late Night Christmas Shopping

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Come and join us in Hawes for a late night shopping event on every Friday evening in November. There will be an excellent variety of local independent shops, cafes and the Dales Countryside Museum, offering a fabulous shopping experience along with food , mulled wine, music, craft workshops and children's activities with free entry to the museum.Continue reading