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Save the date for Museum Shop Sunday

Taking place for the first time in 2017, tackle your Christmas shopping at cultural institutions' shops across the nation - it's the feel-good alternative to Black Friday shopping

From museums to art galleries, zoos to cathedrals and more, encourage shopping with a conscious to help some of the UK's finest cultural organisations Including the Roald Dhal Museum, visit any of 48 participating venues across the nation.

Browse creative crafts and interactive games to soft toys, educational books and more to find gift ideas for every child this Christmas. The Association for Cultural Enterprises (ACE) is calling for members of the public to visit cultural organisation shops as they open their doors Sunday 26 November for Museum Shop Sunday. A day to enjoy a relaxing and inspiring shopping experience after the chaos of Black Friday!

Taking place for the first time in 2017 and supported by ACE, Museum Shop Sunday celebrates cultural shops nationwide as it invites consumers to visit shops in places of cultural interest from museums to art galleries, zoos to cathedrals and historical sites. Encouraging shopping with a conscience, sales made will contribute to each venue directly and provide a valuable contribution to culture in the UK.

With inspirational products relevant to each destination, the day invites consumers familiar with cultural shops and those new to them into shops across the nation to encourage a greater appreciation for some of the UK’s finest cultural organisations. Each original shop promises a range of unexpected finds and hidden gems alongside special events such as one off promotions and ‘meet the product creators’.

The ideal occasion to purchase Christmas gifts, shoppers can expect to find quality products inspired by exhibitions and events this Museum Shop Sunday. From stationery to books, jewellery to homeware and food to children’s toys, there is certain to be something for everyone. Some exciting finds include: advent calendars, silk scarves, tote bags, teddy bears and barware. Conscientious shopping will be part of everyone’s Christmas starting in 2017.

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