What to do at Christmas - festive fun at Harrogate museum and gallery

Helena Bonham-Carter in the Oscar-winning The Kings Speech.
Helena Bonham-Carter in the Oscar-winning The Kings Speech.

Stuck for places to take the family over Christmas? Harrogate's Royal Pump Room Museum and Mercer Art Gallery are offering something for everyone.

As well as Christmas crafts to make and take home, there’s a special Christmas trail for children at each venue.

And fans of famous movies and their cast's costumes are tailored to by the Wonderful Women.

This mini exhibition showcases stunning outfits from films and television productions including Helena Bonham-Carter’s dresses from The King’s Speech and items from Becoming Jane starring Anne Hathaway and Maggie Smith and The Hours starring Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep.

Across the road at the Mercer Gallery at Swan Road, Yorkshire artist Sonia Lawson’s big, bright and colourful paintings are on display alongside works by one of Britain’s best loved artists, Sir Peter Blake, famed for his Sgt Peppers album sleeve for The Beatles.

His exhibition of prints and drawings are all inspired by Dylan Thomas’ famous play for voices Under Milk Wood.

Children are catered for, in particular, at the Royal Pump Room Museum where visitors are invited to seek out all the items on Santa’s list.

At the Mercer Gallery the trail involves finding all the letters near the pictures and putting them together to spell a Christmas animal.

As a late Christmas present, entry to the Royal Pump Room Museum on Monday, December 28 and Tuesday, December 29 will cost just is just £1.