Exhibition: 1657: Rebel Christmas

This exhibition CLOSED on Sat, 4th Jan 2020

This exhibition has finished.

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge

It’s 1657 and Christmas is outlawed. But, inside one apothecary shop, an underground Christmas workshop is keeping the festivities alive. Step inside to join the rebel celebrations and discover centuries-old traditions that were forced to go underground in the 1600s.

Immersed in the sights and smells of a Rebel Christmas, visitors can take a seat by the fireside, smell the ingredients being mixed for traditional mince pies and graffiti their own rebellious Christmas slogans.

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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


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