Experience a Victorian Christmas

In many ways the Victorians invented Christmas. The launch of Tom Smith's 'Bangs of Expectation' in 1860 ignited our love of Christmas crackers and we also have the Victorians to thank for the traditions of decorating Christmas trees and giving gifts on Christmas Day as well as Father Christmas as we know him today.

You can step into a Victorian Christmas at many of the places we look after. See the halls decked in Victorian style, sing traditional carols, see Christmas through the eyes of a workhouse pauper or meet a Victorian Father Christmas. You can also experience Christmas through the ages, from the Tudor period to the Edwardian era, at places we care for.

2015 events coming soon.