Christmas @ Caphouse

Christmas Event

Description

Torchlit story trail
Running Daily
Free – borrow torch from Reception
A self-guided trail using phone torch or a torch borrowed from reception, explore the darkened corners of the museum to reveal a Winter mining story.




Christmas Maker’s Shed
26 November 5 pm – 8pm
27 & 28 November 10 – 6.30pm
Free


Families can design their own 3D Christmas lanterns, taking inspiration from our extensive collection of miners’ lamps.



4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 22 and 23 December 11 am – 5.30pm 29, 30, 31 December 11am – 4pm
Families can come and make their own stocking or a “first footing” bag out of traditional sacking cloth complete with a piece of coal to go inside.


First footing is a tradition that used to be common across Britain but is now mainly seen in Scotland. The first footer is the first person to cross the threshold of a house in the new year, bringing good fortune symbolised as a piece of coal.
Families can enjoy rekindling this tradition by making and decorating a bag with a piece of coal in to bring good fortune to their own homes.



Pop Up Activities
Volunteers will be on site with interactive family-friendly activities about mining with a Christmas twist.



Winter Storytelling and Songs
27 - 28 November & 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 22 and 23 December - 10.30, 11, 11.30, 12.00, 1.30, 2, 2.30, 3
£2 per person (+ VAT) – children under 1 go free
Join our living history performers for a Wintery story and festive songs. Perfect for families, including children with SEND.

Prices

Type Price
Tickets Mostly FREE

Dates

26/11/2021 - 31/12/2021


Opening Hours

Sun 10:00 17:00
Mon CLOSED
Tue CLOSED
Wed 10:00 17:00
Thu 10:00 17:00
Fri 10:00 17:00
Sat 10:00 17:00

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