Museum Shop Sunday

Museum Shop Sunday

We are counting down the days until The Atkinson can safely re-open. Our shop features a variety of handmade items from local artists. On 29 November it is #MuseumShopSunday, follow the hashtag to discover a treasure trove of items found in Museum shops across the country.

Need some Christmas gift inspiration? Here are some highlights from our shop.

Christmas Decorations

Dec the halls with these wonderful creations, handmade by local artists including Ally Noble Glass, Christine Corthorn Ceramics, Diane Moore and Tony Williams.

These felt embroidered Christmas tree decorations by Diane Moore could also be used as gift tags, name place settings, book marks… we could go on!

Christmas Cards

From well know illustrators like Quentin Blake, independent artists from Sefton, and charitable organisations, we have a variety of boxed and individual Christmas cards available in our shop. Find unique designs featuring Sefton’s beloved red squirrels and local landmarks in the snow!

Local History Books

We have a great selection of local history books available, discover the history of Sefton through ‘wish you were here’ postcards, archive photographs and local legends.

  • Southport Through the Letterbox by GA and AG Burgess
  • Unseen Southport by Joanne Chamberlain
  • Southport History tour by Hugh Hollinghurst
  • Birkdale in Camera by Andrew Farthing
  • Secret Southport by Jack Smith
  • Sefton in 50 buildings by Hugh Hollinghurst

Southport Souvenirs

Not just for tourists, any Sandgrounder would be chuffed to receive a Southport souvenir!

Sweet tooth? You can pick up jars of sweets including ‘prosecco fizzy drops’ and ‘gin and tonic drops’, as well as boxes of fudge and clotted cream fudge. All confectionary is currently on special offer.

Southport has been a popular holiday destination since the 19th century. We have a selection of nostalgic railway posters available to purchase framed or unframed. We even have a selection of mugs and tote bags available featuring the iconic prints.

Back by popular demand, stunning Art Deco cork coasters by local illustrators The Jones Boys.


Shrieking Violet create beautiful sterling silver necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings embedded with real flowers. A precious and unique gift for someone special.

Posted on 29 November 2020 under General news

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