A Victorian Christmas

A Victorian Christmas
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Yes, the season’s most magical Christmas experience returns to Milton Keynes Museum over three weekends in December. We’ll be turning back the clock by a century to recapture the sparkle, fun, warmth and wonder of a true Victorian family Christmas.

Christmas biscuits and pies on offer in the cafeFrom the moment you are greeted by our butler with a tray of mulled wine and hot squash, through to meeting Santa in the cosy glow of his toy workshop, you’ll feel the Christmas spirit in every step.

  • Carols by gaslight in the parlour
  • Roaring fires where you can enjoy a complimentary glass of mulled wine around while the children play puff billiards
  • A traditional Christmas market where you can buy gifts you won’t find on the High St
  • Christmas crafts in the old schoolroom
  • Making hot buttered toast the old-fashioned way in the farmhouse kitchen
  • HM Queen Victoria in attendance
  • Freshly roasted chestnuts in the fully working blacksmith’s forge
  • Teddy bears getting ready for Christmas in their own toy workshop
  • Homemade cakes and mince pies, plus hot chocolate in the Granary café
  • And of course Santa and his elves are waiting to meet our young visitors – and give them a special gift to take away (cost £7 per child).

three children getting gifts from SantaEvent timings:

Fridays 1st, 8th and 15th, 4.30pm-7pm

Saturdays 2nd, 9th and 16th, 12 noon-6pm

Sundays 3rd, 10th and 17th, 12 noon-6pm

We advise booking ahead for Santa visits to avoid queuing. Santa visits cost £7 a child. Bookings this year are by phone or in person at the reception desk. Phone booking  opens on October 2nd. Call 01908 316222 9.30am-4pm, Monday-Friday. 


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