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Stan’s Secret Santa: Manchester Museum’s Christmas gift appeal

12 Nov 2021

This has been a difficult year for so many already, and with energy and food price increases, the preparations for Christmas present even more challenges for some

Stan's Secret Santa

Therefore, Manchester Museum is organising a Christmas Gift Appeal in partnership with Invisible Cities, which will support people experiencing homelessness and poverty.

On Tuesday, 7 December, our Fossils Gallery will be open from 10am to 4.30pm so that people can drop off donations... and have the chance to take a selfie with Stan the T.rex!

We are looking for unwrapped gifts to be donated and our wish list includes: 

  • Chocolate (selection boxes)  
  • Hot water bottles  
  • Hot chocolate 
  • Mugs 
  • Christmas crackers  
  • Sweets   
  • Christmas decorations  
  • Christmas fun activities  
  • Puzzle books
  • Books 
  • Warm scarves/gloves​ 
  • Toys

We will then carefully and lovingly wrap the gifts ready for distribution.

As building work for the hello future transformation continues in the Museum, you will need to enter the Fossils Gallery via the Old Quad, through the Beyer Building.

​Our Artist-in-Residence, Lucy Burscough has made and donated a Santa Hat big enough to fit a Tyrannosaurus rex! So Stan is ready for his #DinoSelfie and looking forward to seeing you soon!

This is open to staff, students and visitors so please do share with friends and colleagues.

You could make a big difference to someone's Christmas.