Christmas past

Until January 5, Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, E2 (020 7739 9893; geffrye-museum.org)

How did England mark Christmas past? See the answer in charming and historically accurate room-sets.

Explore festive traditions and rituals, from feasting, dancing and kissing under the mistletoe to playing parlour games, hanging up stockings, sending cards and decorating the tree. Sample festive food in the restaurant and browse gifts in the shop. A candlelit Christmas recital is on December 11, and on December 14 there is a festive greenery workshop

 


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