Brunel Christmas decoration (SS Great Britain)
Brunel Christmas decoration (SS Great Britain)
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SS Great Britain

Brunel makes another appearance at the SS Great Britain shop, with a Brunel tree decoration that is hand-stitched and ethically sourced – it features Brunel’s watch chain, stovepipe hat, and miniature plans for the SS Great Britain.

Bus bauble (London Transport Museum shop)
Bus bauble (London Transport Museum shop)

London Transport Museum

The London Transport Museum offers a papier mache fair trade Christmas bauble, each of which is entirely hand-painted.

V&A façade embroidered decoration (V&A shop)
V&A façade embroidered decoration (V&A shop)

V&A

Depicting the façade of the V&A building as seen from the courtyard comes this embroidered fairtrade tree ornament.

Air Freshener tree decoration (Design Museum Shop)

The Design Museum

From the renowned stock of the Design Museum Shop and designed by the museum, a quirky tree decoration based on a car air freshener, a design which is itself based on a tree.

Suffragette tree decoration (People's History Museum)
Suffragette tree decoration (People's History Museum)

People’s History Museum

This purple fabric suffragette decoration from the People’s History Museum, and also offered at the Museum of London, is a handmade and ethically sourced decoration which dons a rosette in WSPU colours (purple, white and green) and a sash that reads ‘Votes for Women’.

Letterbox decoration (Postal Museum Shop)
Letterbox decoration (Postal Museum Shop)

The Postal Museum

One of a handful of postbox designs offered by The Postal Museum, this tree decoration is designed by Gisela Graham.

Santa in a spitfire (IWM shop)
Santa in a spitfire (IWM shop)

IWM

IWM puts Santa in a spitfire in this exclusive design made from velvet, one of a few decorations from the museum, which also offers a wool robin donning aviators, and a snowman flying a plane of its own.

Lewis Chessmen Gold Berserker Decoration (National Museums Scotland shop)
Lewis Chessmen Gold Berserker Decoration (National Museums Scotland shop)

National Museums Scotland

Modelled after the Lewis Chessmen Berserker from the National Museums Scotland collection, this gold depiction of a Viking lord is an exclusive to the shop.

Barbute decoration (Royal Armouries shop)
Barbute decoration (Royal Armouries shop)

Royal Armouries

From the Royal Armouries, it’s armour! This miniature version of a Barbute helmet, which arose in the late twelfth century, is made from polyurethane and hand-painted to finish,

Science Museum Snow Bauble (Science Museum Shop)
Science Museum SNOW Bauble (Science Museum Shop)

The Science Museum

The Science Museum’s Snow Bauble spells the word ‘SNOW’, borrowing letter combinations from the periodic table.

T.Rex decoration (Natural History Museum shop)
T.Rex decoration (Natural History Museum shop)

Natural History Museum

This T.rex in a Jumper Christmas tree decoration nods to the Natural History Museum’s penchant for dressing up its own full-size animatronic dinosaur in its own customer knitwear.

Vincent van Gogh Christmas Decoration (National Portrait Gallery shop)
Vincent van Gogh Christmas Decoration (National Portrait Gallery shop)

The National Gallery

This embroidered Vincent van Gogh decoration from The National Gallery is one of a few artists-as-tree-ornaments. In gold coloured metallic thread it has been hand-made by women co-operatives working to Fairtrade principles in Thailand and India.

Josie Shenoy tin tree decoration (British Museum shop)
Josie Shenoy tin tree decoration (British Museum shop)

The British Museum

At the British Museum shop, a tin heart features an illustration of the exterior of the iconic building by London-based illustrator Josie Shenoy.

Ceramic Hanging Decoration (Brunel Museum)

The Brunel Museum

The Brunel Museum offers a hand-made ceramic Christmas tree decorations, created by Charlotte Stockley in her Surrey studio and featuring, among designs, the top hat Brunel is often pictured in.

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