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Celebrate Museum Shop Sunday this weekend by finding some great Christmas gifts at these museum shops across the North East and Yorkshire

York Art Gallery
York Art Gallery’s shop is stocked with gifts, books, art materials and ceramics – as well as affordable prints – throughout the year, but to celebrate Museum Shop Sunday they’re offering an extra 10 percent off most purchases.

Seven Stories, Newcastle
Not only is the National Centre for Children’s Books a brilliant place to wander round with the kids this weekend, but its shop is an amazing place to peruse, too. There are gifts, prints and signed limited editions of some of the most popular children’s books available.

Royal Armouries, Leeds
What self-respecting child doesn’t want a sword to swing around of an afternoon? The Royal Armouries’ museum shop stocks both toy swords and more weighty replica ones, as well as a range of armour, books, DVDs and games.

BALTIC Shop, Gateshead
Quirky and kitsch gifts are the name of the game at BALTIC Shop, a large space given over to some of the most innovative items you’re likely to encounter in an art gallery shop. As well as that, they have shelves upon shelves of books spanning the entire history of art.

Pontefract Castle
This castle in West Yorkshire was once called the Key to the North – but now it could be the key to a successful, stress-free Christmas. If your child is interested in the times of knights and heraldry, then you’ll find something to fill their stocking here.

The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle
From high fashion to stunning silver jewellery, the contents of The Bowes Museum’s shop is as varied as its exhibitions. Among the treasures on sale are Yves Saint Laurent postcards – ideal as thank you cards for Christmas gifts.

Published in: November 2017

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