Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum is usually closed to visitors in the winter months, but will open each afternoon of December 4, 5, 12 and 13 for a magical seasonal event.
The museum will be specially decorated in the style of a Victorian Christmas.
There will be a Christmas tree, garlands of seasonal greenery and a rich variety of traditional decorations.
Displays of Christmas past will include toys and games, festive food, tableware, cards, presents and more.
Visitors will be greeted by costumed characters and can explore the displays to discover intriguing facts about the origins of Christmas and the influence the Victorians had on the seasonal celebrations and customs we enjoy today.
A highlight of this special seasonal opening will be an evening event on Saturday, December 5, called ‘Seasonal Stories and Folklore’, presented by well-known storyteller and writer Maureen James.
Places are limited and should be booked in advance. Tickets cost £5 each.
To book or for more information, call 01526 353775 or go to the website at www.cottagemuseum.co.uk.
Opening times during the four opening days will be from noon to 4.30pm; normal admission charges apply.
Refreshments inspired by the Victorian period will be available and there will also be a competition for children.