November 21, 2012 11.28 am This story is over 135 months old

Lincoln museum to showcase Victorian Christmas

Museum Christmas: A Lincoln museum will take a step back in time during the Christmas Market to demonstrate the festive season in past centuries.

If you want to step away from the crowds over the last two days of the Lincoln Christmas Market, the Museum of Lincolnshire Life will be hosting a special event.

On December 8 and 9, visitors can see how the Victorians celebrated Christmas, featuring staff fully dressed in Victorian attire to represent different characters.

Visitors can meet a cook who will be baking mince pies to give out in the kitchen while she makes pudding and punch, and shopkeepers make special gifts and sell vintage sweets.

Santa will also be in his sleigh to talk to children. Additionally, kids can try their hand at a number of crafts, while parents have a hot drink.

Theresa Workman, Collections Access Officer at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, said: “This is a unique opportunity to see how the Victorians celebrated Christmas. It’s a great event for all the family to enjoy, and as always entry is free.

“We’re also thrilled to have Santa in residence for the weekend, courtesy of the Lincoln Lions.”

The Victorian Christmas at the museum will run between 10am to 4pm, with last admissions at 3.30pm.

Source: Lincolnshire County Council