Community News

Christmas celebrations through the ages, 26–27 December 2018

By 5 November 2018January 26th, 2021No Comments
Christmas at The Weald & Downland Living Museum

Enjoy the History of Christmas Past! A festive historic treat awaits visitors to the Museum on Boxing Day and Thursday, 27 December, when our collection of rescued rural homes will be traditionally decorated to show how Christmas has been celebrated through the ages.

Period music, historical demonstrations, seasonal food and drink, plus log fires will bring history to life, so that visitors can discover how their rural ancestors celebrated Christmas from Tudor to Victorian times.

Each home is decorated with traditional greenery, with its table laid with a Christmas meal typical of the period.

Christmas is a great time to bring friends and family to the Museum’s idyllic location – it is the perfect opportunity to walk off the Christmas pudding!

The Museum will open for ‘Christmas at the Museum’ from 10.30am–4pm on Boxing Day and Thursday, 27 December. Standard admission prices apply (free for Annual Members) and dogs are welcome.

The Museum will be closed on 24 and 25 December and from 28–31 December inclusive. The Museum reopens on 1 January 2019.