This Winter, join us to unwrap the stories of Christmas through time.

Explore the Museum and discover eras gone by, from the traditional tales of a cosy Victorian winter all the way through to a swinging 1960s Christmas!

Meet brand new historic characters, discover festive stories from history and enjoy all of your favourite Museum experiences with a cosy Christmas twist! 

Learn about stories from WW1, the war that was scheduled to end with triumph by Christmas.

See the horse drawn cart making its delivery of Christmas trees and festive decorations and hear the Royal drama unfold and find out about its effect on the nation as you explore our 1930s street.

Enjoy the Dickensian performances from our roving characters, listen to our Charles Dickens character with readings of his stories

Take a trip back in time to the swinging sixties to look at some childhood toys from this revolutionary decade and to end your day, relax by the fireside in our Bottle & Glass Inn with a nice warm brew or make a toast to the festive season with a mulled wine. 

Various dates from 27 Nov – 2 Jan. Entry for Unwrapping Christmas is General Admission and can be booked in advance. UnChained Annual Passes can be used for entry.

Please note Unwrapping Christmas is our general admission offer and does not include a Santa meet and greet. 

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