Celebrate Christmas at the American Museum

A gigantic Christmas tree from recent years.

A gigantic Christmas tree from recent years.

Every Christmas the American Museum at Claverton Down is transformed for the festive season, and this year  – between Thursday November 26th to Sunday, December 20th – will be celebrating winter traditions.

Each Period Room will be redisplayed to show a different seasonal pastime. In a Massachusetts Tavern, Mrs Conkey’s table is covered with food as she prepares her Thanksgiving feast.

Elsewhere a family warms itself with hot punch after a bracing winter sleigh ride.

The annual Christmas craft fair will be on Saturday 28 November and Sunday 29 November for which there is free admission.