Merry Christ-mouse with the Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust this year.

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Join the Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust for a wonderful Christmas with special events for all the family.

This year’s highlights include a fantastic new Christmas Mice trail for children at the Royal Pavilion and a spooky but fun experience with Scrooge at Preston Manor.

From 20 November 2021 to 2 January 2022 Christmas trees in the Royal Pavilion will be glittering, the Banqueting Room will be laid out with a spectacular banquet of Georgian Christmas desserts, and the garden will be illuminated at night for the festive season.

Have your festive photo taken in a beautiful winter sleigh, a reproduction of the one used by Queen Victoria when she visited Brighton.

For the first time there is a new trail for younger Christmas visitors. Children will love searching for the Royal Pavilion mice enjoying a Christmas celebration of their own. Is that mouse really playing a piano?

The Royal Pavilion is a partner of the first Brighton Christmas Festival with stalls and entertainment just a step away while the highly popular Royal Pavilion Ice Rink in the garden offers even more festive fun for your friends and family.

At the beautiful venue Preston Manor, RPMT are happy to host Pier Pressure, Brighton’s award-winning escape rooms with a new and unique Christmas experience. What better inspiration than ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens? Your team will bring the characters to life in a brand-new original escape room and immersive theatre experience.

Participants will meet the famous ghosts of Christmas past, present and future and explore the wonderful Edwardian manor house completing challenges and puzzles to drive the story onwards in search of the true meaning of Christmas. Part of the fun will involve team-members taking on the roles of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other colourful characters with the ghosts there to guide you through the most classic of tales.

For a traditional and heart-warming evening enjoy The Royal Pavilion’s Christmas Carol Concert on Wednesday 15 December.

Two talented Sussex based choirs will perform a special evening of Christmas carols in the beautifully decorated Music Room. During the interval guests are invited to enjoy a glass of prosecco in the beautiful Banqueting Room.

CEO of RPMT Hedley Swain said: “It’s wonderful to celebrate Christmas properly this year. The Royal Pavilion and garden are going to look extremely festive and beautiful. We’ve lots to do for all the family. Children will love looking for our Pavilion mice when they visit and our Preston Manor Christmas experience is a great opportunity for friends and family to get together and have some fun.”

About Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust

RPMT is a charitable trust responsible for the management of the Royal Pavilion & Museum service in Brighton & Hove.

Formed in October 2020, the RPMT protects and preserves the venues and collections in the service while offering a vibrant and fascinating service to visitors from around the world.

The Trust is funded by Arts Council England, Brighton & Hove City Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund and other charitable organisations and from public donations as well as income from admissions.

RPMT oversees the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Preston Manor, Hove Museum & Art Gallery and the Booth Museum of Natural History.

RPMT offers a wide range of exhibitions, displays and events through the year covering history, art and culture to appeal to all visitors.

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