Discover how Christmas was celebrated in times gone by as the 1620s House and Garden are prepared for the celebration of the full twelve days of Christmas by the Digby Family.
Join in with festive carols and a mummers play, talk to costumed volunteers about food and feasting, Christmas customs, keeping warm in winter in the days before central heating and all the jobs that had to be done to ensure the holy season ran smoothly.
Normal Admission plus £2 uplift.
Sunday 27th June, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
On quarter days, that is every three months, rents would be paid and domestic staff would also be paid. Their day to day living covered would be provided by the master of the house. Accounts would be settled and recorded.
Sunday 4th July, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Nick Gravestock will be playing a combination of a replica 1583 lute and a renaissance guitar dressed in authentic reproduction costume of the late Elizabethan period, in the Great Chamber at the 1620s House & Garden.
Friends Jacobean Craft Group
Saturday 10th July, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Come and meet the wonderful Friends of the 1620s House & Garden Craft Group and discover domestic needle and wool craft styles of the 17th Century
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