At a Glance
|‘A Sense of Wonder‘: The Curious Robot World of Matt Dixon
|1, 8 December
|Christmas Lates: Carol Singing and Market
|2, 7, 14, 21 December
|Open Sunday: Wintry Tales and Art Activity
|Christmas Wreath-making Workshop
|Until 11 December
|‘A Sense of Wonder‘ Auction
|New Year’s Storytelling
|Open Sunday: Breathe & Bend
‘A Sense of Wonder’ Exhibition and Auction
The interactive ‘A Sense of Wonder’ exhibition is a good Christmas outing for the whole family. Your little ones will love it! Discover an audio-visually rich exhibition in a garden-like setting where you can interact with life-size robot figures. See the lenticular prints where the image changes as you walk by, and have fun with augmented reality Instagram filters. The exhibition opens every Wednesday to Sunday. Learn more and book your visit.
If you want to take the robots home, remember to make your bids at the online auction by 11 December. All exhibits must go, and the proceeds will go to Pitzhnager Manor & Gallery Trust to help us to inspire communities with art and design. Start bidding now.
Christmas Lates with Carols and Hot Drinks
Fill your holiday season with love and joy at our two Christmas Lates. See the Manor magnificently adorned with traditional Christmas decorations and enjoy carols from local choirs. You can visit our market stalls for unique and beautiful gifts, cards and stocking fillers, all accompanied by mince pies and hot drinks! Learn more.
Get Messy at the New Project — Mini Makers!
We are excited to launch Mini Makers, a new drop-in child-led creative activity for under 5’s and their families! Bring your little ones to try the new programme for free for the remainder of 2022! You can also enjoy complimentary access to the Manor and free babyccino at Pitzhanger Pantry. Remember to bring a spare change of clothes as the workshops might get messy. Learn more and book your spot.
Christmas Storytelling and Wreath-making Workshop
At the Open Sunday on 4 December, join storyteller Judy Preece as she refashions traditional tales with a wintry spin and puppetry. You can also make your own clay Christmas tree ornaments at the drop-in workshop with Catherine Walker. Learn more.
Feel the glow of the festive spirit with a Christmas wreath-making workshop in Soane’s Kitchen. Louise from Flowers By Louise will show you how to make a fabulous festive wreath to adorn your front door. We will provide all the necessary tools & materials, and members get £10 off! Register now.
Ring in the New Year and enjoy the last day before the return to school with a unique storytelling session with Tyan from Dramagical Entertainment. Drop-in creative activities and children’s trails will also be in and around the Manor. Learn more.
Get Your Christmas Shopping Done
Visit our shop and buy Christmas presents for your loved ones. Our ‘A Sense of Wonder’ collection includes T-shirts for adults and children, tote bags, tea towels, aprons, mugs and more. You can also get a jar of our deliciously smooth honey and other artisan items. There will always be something that meets your style and taste — start shopping.
Special Opening Hours
We will close on 24–27 December and have special opening hours during the holiday. Please check the Plan Your Visit page for the opening times.
Bring your family and friends to Pitzhanger and share the blessings. Stay healthy, and we hope to see you soon!