A festive historic treat awaits visitors to the Weald & Downland Living Museum for two days over Christmas. On Boxing Day and Thursday 27 December the Museum’s collection of rescued rural homes will be traditionally decorated to show how Christmas was 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. The programme for each day will be available online nearer the time.
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 is open for ‘Christmas at the Museum’ from 10.30am – 4.00pm on Boxing Day and Thursday 27 December. The Museum will be closed on 24 and 25 December and from 28-31 December. The Museum reopens on 1 January 2019.