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Museums mark 12 Days of Christmas

Published Friday 7th December 12

Museums advertising their competition

Enjoy a festive competition at local museums

Characters from the 12 days of Christmas song will be hiding around the John Gray Centre and John Muir's Birthplace this December, and visitors who find them will be entered into a prize draw. It starts on the 12 of December, when a partridge in a pear tree will be hidden in each venue for one visitor to find. Chances to find the character then increase each day as more are added, until the 23, when 12 drummers drumming will be in hiding! The final day of the competition, Christmas Eve, will allow visitors to find any last characters and the prize draw will take place before the venue closes for the festive season.

The prize bag in each venue includes a selection of toys, books and Christmas goodies. It is free to take part, visitors just need to drop into either venue between the 12 and 24 of December and keep a look out for a character from the song. Calendars showing the 12 days song lyrics will be posted by the door of each place, to remind visitors which character they are looking for on which day. As John Muir's Birthplace is closed on 17 -18 December, the characters from those days will be hidden on Sunday 16. Visitors are limited to entering the prize draw once each day.

The John Gray Centre is located on Lodge Street in Haddington. John Muir's Birthplace is located on the High Street in Dunbar. Both are free to visit.

Festive Opening Hours
The John Gray Centre will be closed from 5pm on Christmas Eve until 9.30am on 3 January.

John Muir's Birthplace will be closed 24 - 26 Dec and 31 Dec - 2 Jan. Apart from this opening times are as normal, Wed - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 1pm - 5pm.

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