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Events in November

SOUTH WEST OF ENGLAND

02 DUNSTER CASTLE EXPRESS
Take a leisurely ride through the beautiful west Somerset countryside before transferring to a bus to Dunster Castle where you can enjoy the rest of your day.
West Somerset Railway, Bishops Lydeard, Somerset
01643 704996, west-somerset-railway.co.uk

02 AUTUMN MIGRATION WATCH (7.15-10.15AM)
Local bird expert Mike Langman will guide you through some of the most spectacular overhead movements of birds. Booking recommended.
Berry Head National Nature Reserve, Brixham, Devon
01803 520022, countryside-trust.org.uk/berryhead

17 CLOVELLY HERRING FESTIVAL
Celebrates the coming of the great “Silver Darlings” with exhibitions and demonstrations, beer tastings, local food and craft stalls, live music and street entertainers.
Clovelly, near Bideford, Devon
01237 431781, clovelly.co.uk

30 SECRET SPITFIRES: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT (1.30-4.30PM)
Includes an introduction from the film’s director, a screening of the documentary, tea and biscuits, and a discussion led by Spitfire engineer Norman Parker. Booking essential.
Salisbury Museum, Salisbury, Wiltshire
01722 332151, salisburymuseum.org.uk

30 THE ADVENTURE OF THE CHRISTMAS PUDDING (11AM-4PM)
Follow in Poirot’s footsteps as he enjoys his first old-fashioned Christmas and enjoy decorations throughout the house inspired by the story.
Greenway, Galmpton, near Brixham, Devon
01803 842382, nationaltrust.org.uk/greenway

SOUTH EAST OF ENGLAND AND LONDON

09 READING AT WAR TOUR (11AM)
Take a walking tour through the Abbey Quarter, discovering how warfare has affected Reading and its people since the ninth century. Booking essential.
Abbey Ruins, Reading, Berkshire
0118 937 3400, readingmuseum.org.uk

11-16 THE GREAT BRITISH ART EXHIBITION: OUR ICONIC LANDMARKS
Bringing together over 50 life-like, stunning and atmospheric oil paintings of the UK’s most awe-inspiring natural and historic sites.
La Galleria, Pall Mall, London
07951 575364, brilliantbrushstrokes.co.uk

12 CHRISTMAS FAIR
A cornucopia of wonderful gift ideas from ceramics to toys, to artisan foods, books and fashion accessories.
The Charterhouse, Charterhouse Square, London
020 7253 9503, thecharterhouse.org

16-17 CHALK, TALK & WALK
Celebrating the Museum’s history with expert talks, activities and an exhibition of photographs and artefacts.
Amberley Museum, near Arundel, West Sussex
01798 831370, amberleymuseum.co.uk

28 MADE IN BEDFORD: NOW AND THEN (10.30AM-12PM)
Join us at this reminiscence section as we share the stories and memories of Bedford and its places of work now and then.
Made in Bedford (Number Thirteen St Paul’s Square), Bedford, Bedfordshire
01234 718618, thehigginsbedford.org.uk

WEST OF ENGLAND

01 LASERS, LIGHTS AND FIREWORKS DISPLAY
Enjoy fairground rides and experience the warmth of an incredible 10 metre fire sculpture, before enjoying a spectacular firework finale.
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire
01993 810530, blenheimpalace.com

09-10, 17 & 24 TORNADO!
Ride behind the iconic locomotive – hauling the Railway’s appropriate LNER teak set of carriages – for normal fare prices. Book for special reserved seating.
Severn Valley Railway, Kidderminster, Worcestershire
01562 757900, svr.co.uk

11-16 CONSERVATION CENTRE OPEN WEEK
Go behind-the-scenes to view the progress being made on a range of aircraft and find out more by talking to the Museum’s technicians, apprentices and volunteers.
Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire
01902 376200, rafmuseum.org.uk/cosford

17 MORRIS GANG DANCING
The wonderful Blists Hill Morris Gang will be entertaining the crowds with traditional dances in the lower part of the Town at 11.15am, 2pm & 3pm.
Blists Hill Victorian Town, Telford, Shropshire
01952 433424, ironbridge.org.uk

28 TOP SECRET: FROM CIPHERS TO CYBER SECURITY (6PM)
The Science Museum’s Dr Elizabeth Bruton explores over a century’s worth of communications intelligence – from the trenches of World War One to today.
History of Science Museum (Basement Gallery), Oxford, Oxfordshire
01865 277 293, hsm.ox.ac.uk

EAST OF ENGLAND

02 BONFIRE NIGHT CELEBRATIONS
Enjoy amusements, keep toasty by the bonfire from 7pm and watch the spectacular fireworks at 7.30pm. Gates open from 6pm.
Museum of East Anglian Life, Stowmarket, Suffolk
01449 612229, eastanglianlife.org.uk

03 WARTIME PETERBOROUGH WALK (2PM)
Find out about local servicemen, the units they fought in and local industries during World War Two. Booking recommended.
Peterborough Museum, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
01733 864663, vivacity.org

13 TWILIGHT CASTLE: VICTORIAN PRISON (6.30-8.30PM)
The Governor and his wife will greet you and introduce you to the prison, and its origins in the medieval walls. Booking recommended.
Lincoln Castle, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
01522 554559, lincolncastle.com

15-16 CATHEDRAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT AND GIFT MARKET
Coinciding with the Christmas Lights Switch On (15 November), this year’s Christmas market will be bigger and better than ever.
Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
01733 355315, peterborough-cathedral.org.uk

16 NORWICH SCHOOL OF ARTISTS TOUR (1-1.30PM)
Discover the history of the famous art movement and explore our unique collection in this introductory tour.
Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Norwich, Norfolk
01603 495897, museums.norfolk.gov.uk/norwich-castle

MIDLANDS

01-02 FIREWORKS
Enjoy the bonfire in the Italian Garden, entertainment throughout the evening and the grand finale firework display above Trentham Lake. Booking essential.
Trentham Estate, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
01782 646646, trentham.co.uk

02 BONFIRE NIGHT
Travel by train from Shackerstone station to enjoy the giant bonfire and firework display at Market Bosworth.
The Battlefield Line, Shackerstone, Leicestershire.
01827 880754, battlefieldline.co.uk

11 ARMISTICE DAY SERVICE (11AM)
A service of commemoration for all those who fell in conflict, focused around the relocated Springfield Brewery war memorial.
Black Country Living Museum, Dudley, West Midlands
0121 557 9643, bclm.co.uk

22 BLAKESLEY BY NIGHT
An atmospheric costumed evening. Hear about Tudor nights and ghostly tales. Booking essential.
Blakesley Hall, Birmingham
0121 348 8120, birminghammuseums.org.uk/blakesley

29 GALLOWS & GRAVESTONES TOUR
Join the prison warden for an eerie walking tour through the historic Lace Market and uncover crimes from Nottingham’s dark past. Over 18s only, booking recommended.
National Justice Museum, Nottingham.
0115 952 0555, nationaljusticemuseum.org.uk

NORTH OF ENGLAND

09 SCENIC RAILCAR DAY
An opportunity to see lots of powerful engines in action in an intensive timetable.
The East Lancashire Railway, Bury
0333 320 2830, eastlancsrailway.org.uk

09-30 NATIONAL TREASURES: THE BEST OF BRITISH WILDLIFE IN ART
See exquisitely-detailed paintings of stags, owls, foxes and more, chosen and painted by acclaimed Yorkshire artist Robert E Fuller.
The Robert Fuller Gallery, Thixendale, North Yorkshire
01759 368355, robertefuller.com

21 GLEAMING GODDARDS (11.30AM-3PM)
Discover what it takes to keep Goddards in tip-top condition, followed by a two-course lunch in the Clock Room where Noel Terry kept his timely collection. Booking essential.
Goddards House and Garden, York
01904 771930, nationaltrust.org.uk/goddards-house-and-garden

24 SKIFFLE SESSIONS (1-4PM)
Try your hand at playing some skiffle in the new 1950s welfare hall.
Beamish Museum, Beamish, County Durham
0191 370 4000, beamish.org.uk

30 TWILIGHT EVENING
Enjoy the House adorned by candlelight with the smell of burning log fires and entertainment throughout the evening. Last entry to the House will be at 7pm.
Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire
01653 648333, castlehoward.co.uk

WALES

03 FUN AND FIREWORKS
An evening train journey to Carrog and a stop off at Glyndyfrdwy Station for Fireworks. On board bar.
Llangollen Railway, Llangollen, Denbighshire
01978 860979, llangollen-railway.co.uk

09 POPPY PINS WORKSHOP (12-3PM)
Pop in to make a poppy pin in remembrance at this free, family event.
National Wool Museum, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire
0300 111 2 333, museum.wales/wool

SCOTLAND

09 HAPPY BIRTHDAY KELVIN HALL (12-4PM)
Kelvin Hall celebrates its third birthday with a fun–filled celebration. Expect arts, crafts and games.
Kelvin Hall, Glasgow
0141 276 1450, glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/venues/kelvin-hall

04-07 1918: VICTORY AND REMEMBRANCE
Meet a Highland soldier from 1918 and learn about his experience at the front and his reflections on the Armistice.
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
0131 225 9846, edinburghcastle.scot

13 TOURS OF THE COLLECTIONS UNIT (2PM)
A guided tour of the stores and collections of archaeology, history, natural science and world cultures. Booking essential.
The McManus, Dundee
01382 307200, mcmanus.co.uk

NORTHERN IRELAND

05 IN CONVERSATION WITH POLLY DEVLIN (7.45PM)
Suzanne Lowry talks to writer, broadcaster, filmmaker Polly Devlin OBE about working for Vogue in Swinging 60s London and beyond. Booking recommended.
Grand Opera House, Belfast
028 9024 1919, www.goh.co.uk

09 MODEL RAILWAY DAY
A line-up of marvellous miniature models, steam train rides, refreshments and the Museum exhibits too.
Whitehead Railway Museum, Whitehead, Co Antrim
028 9358 6200, www.steamtrainsireland.com

• Details correct at time of press – please confirm with event organisers before travelling



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