Of Christmas Past: December 2018

How was Christmas celebrated in the past? What foods did they eat? How did they decorate? Join us at the Museum this December to discover the answer to these questions and more.

New for 2018 we are pleased to offer a series of workshops with a festive theme. These 45 minute sessions can be booked as stand alone workshops for your visit or can be added into your day as part of our winter workshop package.

Many of the sessions can be tailored to suit the time period you are studying or can offer a chance for students to compare and contrast across the ages. Options include:

Traditional Festive Music: Get your voices in tune for a festive sing-a-long! After discovering a brief history of carols students will have a chance to learn some simple songs and sing them together around a lit fire or in one of our historic buildings .

‘Twas the Night before Christmas…’: After listening to a short festive story students will visit areas of the Museum that have been prepared for Christmas as inspiration to put together a Christmas tale of their own. This literacy focused session will encourage creative thinking and the use of descriptive language.

A Very Victorian Christmas: The Filkins family in Whittaker’s Cottage need to get ready for Christmas! Help get the house decorated for the festive celebrations while learning about Victorian traditions and making some common Victorian decorations.

Cooking Up Christmas: Prepare for a traditional Tudor celebration by creating decorative marchpane and discovering the secrets or a real festive Tudor feast!

All of the above sessions last for 45 minutes and are suitable for up to 15 students at a time.

For more details or to discuss creating a bespoke visit for your pupils please contact us on 01243 811459 or email [email protected].