Festive Display and last open day of 2021

4th December 2021

Make sure you join us for our last open day of the year on Saturday 4th December from 10am to 4pm. We have a new, festive exhibit within our Edible England display featuring wartime Christmas recipes and ways to make the most of your Christmas rations during wartime.

There is also an array of Christmas themed tins, one of which is a 1961 Huntley and Palmers Christmas Assortment tin – the biscuits are long gone but did you know that this Reading based biscuit factory invented metal tins to preserve biscuits for transportation around the Country?

You will also see a lovingly adorned Christmas tree, decorated by our lovely volunteers and a cosy fireplace scene.

This Saturday open day will be the last day the museum is open for 2021 and the last chance to view the Victorian Leisure exhibition (it will still be available to view virtually via our Virtual Tours page)

Fascinating objects on display include examples of early motion picture such as the zoetrope and magic lantern, to an architectural model of a Victorian theatre, Victorian outfits and an extravagant, green fringed, theatre handbill.

There’s a fun family quiz and object hunt available to do at the museum, as well as free peg doll making kits for visitors to take home, along with a free craft book, and templates for making your own Victorian puppet theatre.

Keep an eye on our social media pages for updates on our new exhibition opening on 8th January 2022!