Christmas at the Jacobean Manor

Sunday 11th December, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Christmas at the Jacobean Manor

Bring your family to explore the fully furnished Jacobean house as it is prepared for the Digby family to celebrate the full twelve days of Christmas.

Talk to our costumed volunteers to find out how the family and their servants would celebrate and what work would be done to prepare. You can also have a go at Christmas children’s crafts and join in with period carols and a mummers play!

Visitors are given a warm welcome in the barn tea room where they can purchase and enjoy festive, period-style refreshments.

Timed Jacobean Christmas talks at 11.15 am, 12.15 pm, 2.00 pm & 3.00 pm – which will be followed by a Mummers Play and Carols in the Great Chamber

  • Ongoing activities throughout the day include;
  • Festive food display presented by the friends of the 1620s House
    Jacobean Craft Group in the Scullery & Kitchen
  • House Interpreters explaining the use of the various rooms throughout the house
  • Children’s crafts in the upstairs lobby

Admission tickets for this special family-friendly event are £5 adults and children are FREE.

Please note that the upstairs rooms are not accessible to those with severe mobility problems.

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