Christmas Bookbinding Workshop - create your own book

Begin the countdown to Christmas by making and taking home a beautifully bound hard backed book, a unique gift for you or your nearest and dearest. Ideal for beginners.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

This three hour workshop is the perfect introduction to the art of bookbinding. You'll learn the basic skills involved in creating single signature books and you will be guided through the process of folding, sewing, cutting and gluing all materials to make your very own personalized book to take home.

All materials are supplied.

Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits will be provided to help the book making process along!


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £45.00
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Morden Hall Park


Admission free

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Only 10 places available.
Suitable for adults
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet in the Stableyard gallery.
What to bring and wear
All the materials for the workshop will be provided. The Stableyard gallery can get chilly, so please wear layers.
The Stableyard is fully accessible, disable parking is available in the main car park.
Workshop Tutor: Joe Dixon. Joe is a London based bookbinding tutor, book restorer and producer of bespoke hand bound products.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
7 December 2017 14:00 - 17:00 Available
18:00 - 21:00 Available

Contact Info

Morden Hall Park Events
Call 020 8545 6850

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Nelson Tour 2017

Sat 28 Oct 2017
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Park Explorers group for under 5s

Mon 30 Oct 2017
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Thu 16 Nov 2017
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Christmas Brush Calligraphy Workshop

Thu 23 Nov 2017
Surprise your nearest and dearest with beautiful handwritten cards this Christmas. Join us to learn the fundamentals of modern calligraphy, make a festive card and take home a starter calligraphy kit to practise away. Ideal for beginners.

Make & Take Christmas crafts, 25 & 26 Nov, 2, 3, 9 & 10 Dec

Sat 25 Nov 2017
Children of all ages will enjoy these traditional craft activities, which will fill your home with the spirit of Christmas. We will be making pomanders and real beeswax candles.