Glenda Peake with some of the many Santas on display.
An abundance of Santa Claus figures in the Warkworth Museum’s Christmas collections persuaded museum volunteers they would make a perfect window display.
Accordingly, more than 100 Santas are appearing this month in the window of Warworth’s Paper Plus as part of a museum profile-raising exercise.
Santas appear among other museum toys such as prams, trikes and trucks, dating from around the 1950s.
Volunteer Glenda Peake says in addition to those in the museum collection, volunteers sourced Santas from home and op shops.
Some were purchased overseas, some are handknitted and some are homemade. One Santa is completely made of beads.
Children stopping by the window can take part in a Santa quiz, inviting them to find, among other things, a train-driving Santa, a sax-playing Santa, and the number of Santas wearing green mittens.
Glenda says the museum is grateful to Paper Plus for providing the space.
She adds it’s good to highlight the museum as she feels it is sometimes an underutilised community resource.