Learn how people used to celebrate Christmas

7th – 8th December 11am – 4pm

Traditional Christmas eventA special Christmas event

At this special Christmas event find out about how Christmas was celebrated in the past. See a selection of the Museum’s buildings decorated for Christmas as they would have been during the time period that they represent.

The Victorian toll house will be decked with holly and ivy gathered from the woods and illuminated by candles and firelight, creating a warm, cosy festive flair that you would have encountered during Victorian times. Learn about war Christmas’ and how people made them sustainable in our 1940s prefab and Nissen huts.

Father Christmas

Father Christmas, in his traditional green and red suit, will be making his annual stop at the Museum and will greet visitors as he sits by the fire in Haddenham Cottage. Every child will receive a present. Tickets for Father Christmas must be booked in advance and cost an additional £4. Visits to Father Christmas are an additional charge for Annual Pass holders.

Standard admission prices apply. Free standard admission for annual pass holders.