Tuesday 1 December 2020

Museum of London - We're back & Santa's coming 🎅


Festive fun, Father Christmas & extended opening hours

Hey Dominic, we missed you...again.

We're beyond excited to be reopening our museums and welcoming you back on 3 December. Just in the (Saint) nick of time too, as we have a lot of festive news for you.

Firstly, and we want you all to try to remain calm here, we can confirm that Father Christmas will be visiting us live and in person at the museums this Christmas! It won't entirely be in the usual way, but hey 2020, so we've been working very hard to find safe ways for you to see him.

We have also extended our opening hours over the school holidays to give you more chances to come and see us.

And finally, if Father Christmas wasn't enough, we have new festive family missions and activity sheets waiting for you when you get here.

Don't forget to book your free general admission ticket to visit the museum.

Ho ho ho,

The Museum of London team & Father Christmas


Ways to see Santa

Storytime with Santa

Sat 12 & Sun 13 Dec. Every 45 mins
Museum of London
Museum of London Docklands

For two very special days, Father Christmas will be in the museum telling a festive story. Bring the magic of Christmas to life with the whole family in this fun, safe event.


Santa's Winter Walk

Sat 19 - Wed 23 Dec. 10.15am - 1pm and 2-4.30pm
Museum of London
Museum of London Docklands

Take a walk through our festive gallery, enjoying the decorations, and maybe you'll spot a familiar face. You will have a chance to wave at Santa or even snap a snow-cially distanced selfie.


Santa's Magical Opening of the Museum of London

Museum of London & Museum of London Docklands

Sat 12 - Sun 13 Dec & Sat 19 - Wed 23 Dec, 9.55 - 10.05am

On a few very special mornings, Santa will be throwing open the doors of the museum, ringing his bell, and saying a very warm festive welcome to you all.


Festive family fun

Family missions: A Victorian Christmas

Wed 9 Dec - Sun 3 Jan, Museum of London & Museum of London Docklands

Travel back in time to Victorian London where you will be set a festive mission. Complete fun and festive challenges in the museum galleries in this digital trail for all the family to enjoy. Look out for the QR codes when you visit the museum.


Winter celebrations activity sheets

Many holidays and festivals are celebrated in London by different communities. Take a closer look at some special winter celebrations with our family activity sheets. Collect from the welcome desk upon arrival.