visitors at the Christmas Market

Christmas Market

Friday 20 November to Sunday 22 November 2020
10.30am - 4.00pm

Find that perfect gift and enjoy a great day out at the Museum! Our bustling Christmas Market sees over 200 stands – selling arts, crafts, food, unusual gifts and much more – ‘pop up’ in our collection of rescued historic buildings and houses, in our award-winning Gridshell building and around other locations on the Museum site. Follow the signs and explore!

As well as craft and trade stands, there will be festive music and tasty seasonal treats to sample and buy.


  • £8 for adults (over 18s)
  • £free children aged 0-17 years
  • £free disabled people (plus a single helper)

Entry is free for Annual Members.

Tickets include admission to both the Museum and to the Christmas Market – stalls are situated in and around our collection of rescued rural buildings.

Opening hours & useful information

Due to popular demand the Christmas Market has been extended to take place over three days – from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 November 2020. The event opens at 10.30am and closes at 4.00pm.

Parking is free. Disabled parking is available for those with access needs – this will be on grass and as near as possible to the event entrance. Although we have worked hard to provide wheelchair access throughout the site some of our buildings remain inaccessible to wheelchair users. Please be aware that this event is very busy and although level access and ramps are in place, crowds can make these hard to see and use. Please take great care when visiting the site as there are areas of uneven ground which can be hazardous.

Dogs are welcome but must be on a lead or carried at all times. We do not recommend that you bring dogs to the Christmas Market as the site is very busy at this time. Dogs must not be left in vehicles.

Please note that smoking is not permitted anywhere within the Museum site. Visitors may smoke in the car park only.

How to exhibit

2020 Trader and Exhibitor Information Pack coming soon. 

We are unable to take reservations over the phone and require a completed, signed booking form (and all necessary documents) prior to accepting your booking.

For full terms and conditions, please click here. Download our Risk Assessment template here.

If you have any questions, please contact our events team on 01243 811032 or [email protected].