The third annual Museum Shop Sunday took place on Sunday 1 December 2019 and it was the biggest one yet. Over 1,450 unique and exciting cultural shops in 23 countries, from Denmark to Qatar, showed why they play such a vital role in helping arts, cultural and heritage attractions to survive and thrive. People flocked to the 220+ venues in the UK who put on special events such as gin sampling, food tasting, meet the maker, book signings and craft activities with special offers and discounts. We also saw the first ever Museum Shop Market at Manchester Art Gallery, where the top cultural shops from the region were together under one roof for one day only.
Original, Design-led Gifts
Cultural shops offer designer homeware and unique gifts including quirky bespoke ranges and ethically sourced items. All your Christmas shopping dilemmas solved in one go!
Shopping with a Conscience
By shopping at your local museum or gallery, you are actively contributing to its future sustainability. You’re also helping to support small businesses and start-ups, as cultural shops work closely with independent suppliers and promote artisan makers.
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Museum Shop Sunday is brought to you by the Association for Cultural Enterprises in partnership with the Museum Store Association based in Washington, DC and the Museum Shops Association of Australia and New Zealand.