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Museum Late: Candlelight Night

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Join us for a special festive, candlelit late opening on Thursday 14 December & Thursday 21 December 2023, 5-8pm 

An evening by candlelight at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum…

Enjoy the magical atmosphere of the museum at night, with all the delight and decoration of a sumptuous Victorian Christmas.

  • Ellen-Marie from e-marie vocals singing Christmas Classics in the Main Hall
  • Czeckmate – guitar and flute duo performing yuletide tunes in the Café
  • Blandford Fashion Museum join us with some Dickensian Victorian garments
  • Object Handling session with objects from the museum stores
  • Traditional Christmas Readings in the Historic House
  • Discover – Victorian Christmas Traditions
  • Discover The Girl in the Red Hat
  • Discover – Solstice Celebrations Around the World

Festive Treats available in the Café throughout the evening. Are you on the Nice List? Why not treat yourself to a Christmas Afternoon Tea? 


Café closes at 7.30pm

Historic House and Shop close at 8pm

Thursday 14 December 

Thursday 21 December 

5pm – 8pm 

Third Thursday Club 

Our Museum Lates take place every third Thursday of the month, exploring a different theme each time. Why not consider joining the Friends of the Russell-Cotes, which includes free admission to the museum for a year, including to each of the monthly Third-Thursday-Club Museum Lates?

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21st December 23 - 21st December 23

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