December 5, 2013

A Yuletide Celebration at Oxburgh Hall

I received a lovely email from the folks at the National Trust for Oxburgh Hall, one of the finest existing examples of Tudor architecture in England. They were kind enough to use some of my research on the Twelve Days of Tudor Christmas in their exhibit. I am reworking my original posts and will post the updated versions here starting Dec. 14th.

Below is more detail about Oxburgh Hall's newest exhibit:


Snowy image of Oxburgh Hall, from Oxburgh Hall's official Facebook page.

Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd December 11am-4pm.

Normal admission prices apply and car parking is free. Note that admission is free to National Trust members – although you can join on the day and have your admission fee refunded.(Adults £9, Child £4.50, Family £22).

Details can be found here.

From my contact: "...essentially we have a Tudor celebration in the gatehouse and then a timeline through the rest of the house. The downstairs interior of the house is Victorian so we are covering up all the furniture in dust sheets and each room as you walk through will be a display about Christmas celebrations in a different century. As you progress through the rooms, you are going back in time learning about facts and figures about Christmas through the ages until you reach the last few rooms. These are in our Medieval gatehouse (built 1482) and are showrooms shown as bedrooms. We are decorating them in a Tudor style; we have costumed volunteer guides and Minstrels Gallery playing (a group of musicians)."

The gift shop and second-hand bookshop will be open, as will be the tearoom for some turkey rolls, soup, mince pies and drinks. The Estate will also be open to enjoy a walk around the garden and woods. And don’t forget that National Trust membership always makes a fantastic Christmas gift!

Here's the link to Oxburgh Hall's website for more information on this fascinating Medieval/Tudor building!

This exhibit sounds fantastic! If any of you get the chance to see it, please write in about it!

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