A 1950s Christmas at Rainham Hall

Inspired by our exhibition about the wartime nursery which operated at Rainham Hall from 1943-1954, we'll be decorating for a 1950s Christmas.

Visit the Hall this December to see the building decorated for a 1950s Christmas.  We'll be looking back to the era when the Hall operated as a state-run wartime nursery for local children between 1943-1954, and took inspiration from festive celebrations during this era. As a local newspaper reported in 1954:

" The old house is particularly bright at Christmas, when the children have their annual party and former toddlers help with the festivities"
- Frank Lewis

We'll be making paper chains and crepe paper decorations galore to decorate the Hall, and inviting local children to help as they would have done in years gone by.

Visit the Hall

See the Hall decorated for Christmas from 1 December - 31 December 2018 (open Wednesdays to Sundays, 11am-4pm, but closed 24-27 December inclusive). Normal Hall admission charges apply. December will also be the last opportunity to see the 'Remembering the Day Nursery' exhibition on display in the Hall before it closes, before re-opening with a new experience in May 2019.