Deck the halls! – 19th Century Christmas at Red House

Red House Christmas

On Sunday, 13 December Red House in Gomersal will be taking you back in time to discover the sights and sounds of an early 19th Century Christmas.

The museum on Oxford Road will celebrate Christmas as it would have been in the 1830s when it was home to the Taylor family.

Take in the warm feel that Christmas brings and celebrate 19th century style by appreciating the traditionally decorated house, the seasonal music, food and demonstrations – you can even a enjoy a Christmas tipple by sipping on a complimentary glass of mulled wine.

Taylor family’s Christmas

You will be welcomed by costumed staff who will tell stories giving you an insight into what a typical Taylor’s family Christmas was like. You can also see the cook at work in the kitchen and try the seasonal treats that have been specially prepared whilst listening to the festive music from the Clifton Handbell Ringers on the upstairs balcony.

The Friends of Red House will be serving seasonal refreshments in the Cartshed and you can have a go at making orange and clove pomanders (for a small fee). The Friends will also be selling Christmas cards, Red House Mouse booklets and a new CD of restful piano music that has been designed and recorded by Amanda Tyas Varley, a member of the group.

You will also have the opportunity to buy seasonal flower and plant arrangements.

More info

Red House Christmas will be from 12 noon to 4pm.

Normal house admission charges apply which also covers entry into The Secret’s Out Gallery, but there is free entry to the museum shop, the Cartsheds and the award-winning gardens.

You can gain access to parts of the house via stairs.

For further information contact Red House, 01274 335056/07773 212763.

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