Christmas at Mompesson House 2017

Wreath on the front door

This year you're invited to explore 'The Christmas House' and experience Christmas through the ages. Each ground floor room has a different theme, focusing on a different period of history and the characters who lived at Mompesson at that time.

In the dining room it's 1710 and the table is set for a traditional Christmas meal including lobster, roast chicken, artichokes, bread, cheese, fruit and biscuits.

The dining room table set for a Christmas meal
The dining room table set for a Christmas meal
The dining room table set for a Christmas meal

We move to 1810 in the large drawing room with a Georgian Christmas. 

Tempting treats at Christmas
Tempting treats at Christmas
Tempting treats at Christmas

In the small drawing room we're celebrating a Victorian Christmas complete with a Victorian Christmas tree and paper chains.

A Victorian Christmas in the small drawing room
A Victorian Christmas in the small drawing room
A Victorian Christmas in the small drawing room

In honour of our 40th anniversary year, the library has been decorated in 1970s-style.

1970s Christmas tree in the library
1970s Christmas tree in the library
1970s Christmas tree in the library

There's also a fun festive trail for children.

How many mice can you spot?
Mompesson mouse
How many mice can you spot?

This year for the first time you can go upstairs and view the preventative conservation work that goes on behind the scenes during winter and our 40th anniversary exhibition 'New beginnings: The story of the National Trust at Mompesson House'.

The green room covered in dustsheets
The green room covered in dustsheets
The green room covered in dustsheets

In the garden tea-room we're serving delicious mince pies and mulled wine. Our 1950s inspired shop is the perfect place to do some Christmas shopping with a range of gifts for your family and friends.

Mince pies in the garden tea-room
Mompesson mince pies
Mince pies in the garden tea-room

The Christmas House is open from Saturday 25 November to Sunday 17 December, Thursday to Sunday, between 11am and 3.30pm. We look forward to welcoming you to our Christmas celebrations.