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Museum Shop Sunday

Museum Shop Sunday

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Open from 11am - 5pm

Affordable Art Fair

Unique Gifts

Screen-Printing Workshop from 2 - 5pm


We're very proud to be participating in the event for the first time this year, joining 100 other UK venues and over 600 venues across 10 countries worldwide.


Our shop has a range of products inspired by the collections, exhibitions and events at the art gallery and museum, stocking cards, postcards, books and gifts as well as a bespoke range for exhibitions and a growing number of cards and gifts sourced from local makers.


On the day, we will be hosting an ‘Otter & Moose’ stall, showcasing a range of carefully curated gifts all made in Bedfordshire. There will also be a screen-printing workshop, run by artist Katie Allen, so visitors can make their very own bespoke festive tote bags. We will have an Affordable Art Fair with original works of art by local artists and makers.


There are also lots of exciting things for Christmas with festive felt toys and a tempting range of chocolate. The shop will be launching a range of gift boxes from ‘Otter & Moose’ with candles, soaps and chocolate all made here in Bedfordshire.  


Visitors will also be able to purchase an ever-popular advent calendar by Angela Harding, Emily Sutton or Alice Melvin and Christmas cards with designs by Eric Ravilious, Emily Sutton, Richard Bawden and other printmakers.


Cllr Sarah-Jayne Gallagher said ‘Enjoying Museum Shop Sunday is a wonderful way to support your local museum and art gallery. As well as enjoying the wonderful gift shop, it’s also a chance to visit the Higgins itself and see the inspiring exhibitions and displays.’


Encouraging shopping with a conscience, sales made will contribute to each venue directly and provide a valuable contribution to culture in the UK.


Screen-Printing Workshop

£8 Per Person

Screen Printing

Join artist Katie Allen to develop your design, or use some of the ones we prepared earlier. The colourful Tote bags will make the perfect gift for Christmas.


To book your place call us on 01234 718618 or email thehiggins@bedford.gov.uk


Conscientious shopping will be part of everyone’s Christmas in 2018.