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Christmas in the Home


Usual opening hours and admission prices apply for this event.

The BCLM UnChained Annual Pass is valid for this event.

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25 November - 26 November 2017

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Experience the everyday realities of Christmas as costumed characters prepare for festivities the old-fashioned way. Witness some festive domestic bliss in the period houses and cottages, taking visitors back to the sights, sounds and smells of a magical Christmas past.

Step inside our homes and help costumed characters create a host of fabulous festive recipes from the one and only  Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management.  All the family can get involved to help stir the sixpence into the Christmas pudding in the Museum’s historic kitchens. Then head on over to the Canalside Village where you’ll find mince pies being made over a 1920s cast iron range.

There will be plenty of traditional activities to get hands on with too. Why not help out the costumed characters with some ‘make do and mend’ Christmas decorations? Or you could craft and take away your very own spiced orange pomander to fill your home with the traditional smells of Christmas. 

And finally relax in our 1920s Limelight Cinema with a classic Christmas film.

What’s more, if you purchase a daytime ticket, you’ll automatically receive a BCLM UnChained Pass, granting you unlimited access to the Museum during the day for 12 months! 

Entry to this event is part of normal admission and qualifies for BCLM’s Unchained Pass where you’ll pay for one day and visit for a whole year. You do not need to pre-book for this event. Buy online and beat the queue


The Christmas in the Home weekends will also run on the following dates:

Sat 25 & Sun 26 November

Sat 2 & Sun 3 December

Sat 9 & Sun 10 December

Sat 16 to Sun 24 December

Normal admission price applies and no pre-booking is required.


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