Enjoy a family Christmas at Quarry Bank
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Quarry Bank! This festive season, you and your family can indulge in traditions old and new as we step back into a Georgian Christmas. From Wednesday 29 November 2017 – Sunday 7 January 2018 you’re invited to celebrate with the child apprentice workers, and to travel back in time for Christmas in the home of the mill owning Greg family.
Celebrations in the Apprentice House
Step into the Apprentice House for a taste of Georgian life. The apprentices rarely had a treat or a day off, so a cup of tea at Christmas was a real luxury. In the kitchen you can try a piece of currant loaf that the apprentices may have had at Christmas, and help to make ‘stir up pudding’. You can gather round for festive stories in the houseplace, and make dazzling natural decorations or a magnificent mask to take home with you.
Decking the halls of Quarry Bank House
Christmas in Quarry Bank House, home to the wealthy mill owning Greg family, was very different to the simple celebrations of the apprentice children. Step back in time as you meet a cast of characters from the Greg family and their visitors. Are you clever enough to work out the Christmas riddles? Challenge your family to festive games and historic brainteasers, and head to the dining room to find out all about the impressive Christmas feast.