Out and about in December

Find out what's going on around the UK in December with our events and exhibitions page

© BBC Music Magazine/Richard Cannon

Get out and about with our extended guide to exhibitions and events taking place across Britain this December. From Christmas events for all the family to an exhibition on Charles Dickens at the Museum of London and the re-opening of the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter, there's bound to be something here for everyone.

 

 

Pick of the month

 

Exhibition: Dickens and London
Museum of London, London
9 December 2011–10 June 2012
020 7001 9844
www.museumoflondon.org.uk

Find out more about the exhibition in December's issue of BBC History Magazine – out now. You can also see images from the exhibition on our online slideshow – available now.

 

 


 

London

 

Re-opening: Hogarth's House
Chiswick, London
FREE ENTRY
November 2011 onwards
020 8994 6757
www.hounslow.info

 

Exhibition: The Heart of the Great Alone
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Until 15 April 2012
020 7766 7300
www.royalcollection.org.uk

See images from the exhibition on our online slideshow – available now.

 

Event: Wartime Christmas Carol Concert
RAF Museum, London
FREE ENTRY
17–18 December 2011
020 8205 2266
www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london

 

 

Walk: Victorian Christmas
Museum of London
10 December
020 7001 9844
www.museumoflondon.org.uk

 

 

Exhibition: Frost Fair
Shakespeare’s Globe, London
1 December 2011–2 January 2012
020 7902 1400
www.shakespearesglobe.com

 

 


 

South and South East

 

Exhibition: Yakusha-e: Kabuki Prints, a Continuing Tradition
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Until 4 March 2012
01865 278002
www.ashmolean.org
 

 


 

South West

 

Re-opening: Royal Albert Memorial Museum
Exeter

From 15 December 2011
01392 665858
www.rammuseum.org.uk

 

 

Event: Winter Steam Festival
West Somerset Railway, Minehead, Somerset
28–29 December
01643 704996
www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk

 

 

Event: Winter Solstice
Stonehenge, Wiltshire
21 December
0870 333 1181
www.english-heritage.org.uk

 

 


 

East

 

Exhibition: World War Two: Local Secrets and Stories
Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life, Norfolk
1 December 2011–21 April 2012
01842 752599
www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

 

Event: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
King’s College Chapel, Cambridge
24 December
01223 331100
www.kings.cam.ac.uk

Catch the event on BBC Radio 4 at 3pm, and on the BBC World Service.
 

 


 

Heart of England

 

Event: Victorian Christmas
Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, Leamington Spa
FREE ENTRY
10 December
01926 742700
www.warwickdc.gov.uk
 

 


 

North East

 

Exhibition: Hiver 1911 – A Centenary Celebration
The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham
3 December–5 February 2012
01833 690606
www.bowesmuseum.org.uk
 

 


 

North West


Exhibition: Grave Secrets: Tales of the Ancient Nubians
The Manchester Museum, Manchester
FREE ENTRY
19 November 2011–4 March 2012
0161 275 2634
www.museum.manchester.ac.uk

 


 

Yorkshire

 

Exhibition: China: Journey to the East
Weston Park Museum, Sheffield
FREE ENTRY
17 December 2011–9 April 2012
01142 782600
www.museums-sheffield.org.uk

See images from the exhibition on our online slideshow – available now.

 

Event: York Early Music Christmas Festival
Various locations, York
30 November–10 December 2011
01904 632220
www.ncem.co.uk

 

 


 

Wales

 

Exhibition: Playing for Wales: The Story of the Football Association of Wales
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
FREE ENTRY
11 December 2011–4 March 2012
01792 638950
www.museumwales.ac.uk

 


 

Scotland

 

Lecture: Scotland's Shakespeare: Episodes and Examples
National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
FREE ENTRY
15 December
0131 623 3918
www.nls.uk

 

Event: Stewart Christmas
Stirling Castle, Stirling
11 December
01786 450000
www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk
 

 


 

Northern Ireland

 

Exhibition: Warriors of the Plains
Ulster American Folk Park, Castletown, Omagh
Until 19 February 2012
028 8224 3292
www.nmni.com/uafp

See images from the exhibition on our online slideshow – available now.

 

Event: The Spirit of Christmas Past
Ulster Folk &Transport Museum, Cultra, Holywood
11 December
028 9042 8428
www.nmni.com/uftm
 

 


 

Got an historical exhibition or event happening in your area? Email Charlotte Hodgman with the details and we'll do our best to include it in our online listings.

 

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