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Advent calendar

Treat yourself to some culture, music, seasonal shopping, food and drink this December, with four free exhibitions on show including our major exhibition on illuminated manuscripts – COLOUR, and a Christmas concert on 16 December. Plus, unique gifts in our shop and festive treats in the Café, including mince pies, stollen, Tate roasted coffee, hot chocolate and a range of Jing teas to warm up.

To mark the count down to this year’s seasonal celebrations, we have created an animated advent calendar. Doors will be opened from the beginning of December on Facebook and Twitter to reveal festive scenes in our collection. And at the beginning of each week we will post a picture of the previous weeks opened doors, so you can see ‘at a glance’ what you may have missed.

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List of works used in the advents calendar - don’t click if you want each day to be a surprise!

Christmas opening times
CLOSED: 24-26 December
OPEN: 27-30 December
CLOSED: 31 December and 1 January