This winter Somerset Rural Life Museum will be stepping back in time for ‘A Very Victorian Christmas.’

From Christmas cards and crackers, to decorating trees, many of our best-loved Christmas traditions are from the Victorian era.

The Victorians put family, goodwill, peace and harmony at the heart of Christmas and shaped the way we celebrate it to this very day.

Join us for this seasonal celebration, which includes a chance for children to visit Father Christmas. Visits to Father Christmas should be booked in advance by calling 01458 831197. Tickets are £5 including a gift, and booking opens on 5 November.

See the museum decked for Christmas and enjoy festive music and carols. There will be mince pies cooking on the range in the museum’s Victorian kitchen.

For the children there will be arts and crafts activities, to make and take home. There is also a visit from the Time Travelling Carpenter who will be making traditional Victorian wooden toys.

You can also shop for uniquely Somerset gifts at our craft stalls. And, don’t forget to visit our current exhibition of print making by local artist Jackie Curtis. Jackie’s work celebrates the landscapes and wildlife of the Somerset Levels and her beautiful prints are available to buy. You can join Jackie in the gallery to create your own nature-inspired print (the perfect handmade Christmas present!).

Usual admission applies/free with the Museum Unlimited annual pass. Advance booking is only required for visits to Father Christmas.

Dates and locations

Somerset Rural Life Museum
  • Saturday, 7th December 2019, 10:00 - 5:00