It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas

It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas

18/11/2019 - Some people say it’s sacrilege to use the C word before December but it’s less than six weeks until the big day, and the weather is certainly reminding us that its winter now. So it’s time to start getting excited about…CHRISTMAS! At the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum there are certainly a whole raft of things taking place to get you and your family into the Christmas spirit.

Paper chains and a christmas treeThe festivities begin on Tuesday 26th November with the Eastwood Christmas Lights Switch On even and as part of this fantastic celebration, the Christmas Fairy will once again be visiting the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum. The ever popular Christmas Fairy who is a good friend of Father Christmas will be in her Grotto at the museum from 6pm-8pm, ready to hear your Christmas wishes. Visits to the Fairy cost £4 per child and include a goody bag. There will be Victorian themed street entertainment whilst you wait and mulled wine and cake made to a traditional Victorian recipe!  This year, for the first time, you can pre-book your visit to the Fairy between 5pm-6pm; pre-booked admission is £7.50 for up to three children.

From Wednesday 27th November – Saturday 21st December why not bring your children to visit the museum and learn how a Victorian home would have been decorated for the festive period?  If you’re inspired by the beautiful decorations around the house why not have a go at making some yourself? The museum will be hosting a Winter Wonderland where you can have a go at making traditional decorations such as cornucopias and peg-doll angels, as well as paper chains to decorate your Christmas tree at home!

Whilst you’re at the museum let your kids hunt for all of the Naughty Elves who are hiding somewhere in the house; some of Father Christmas’ Elves have escaped and explorers are needed to help find them and report their whereabouts so he can round them up!

What’s more, Father Christmas will be visiting each Saturday from 30th November to 21st December. Bring your little ones, who can let him know how good they’ve been ensuring that they end up on the ‘nice list’, and won’t need to receive a lump of coal this year! Visits to Father Christmas cost £4 including a goody bag. There’s no need to pre book just drop in between 10am and 3:30pm.

The D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum is an award winning visitor attraction in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire (not far from junction 26 of the M1 and the IKEA retail park).  It combines D.H. Lawrence’s authentically recreated childhood home, with an exhibition and gallery space celebrating the author’s life, work and humble beginnings. They engage with the local community and change their gallery space frequently making the space a community hub where local art and interests can be displayed. From the museum you can branch out and explore the surrounding countryside, which inspired his work. 

The D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Facilities include a charming gift shop, tea and coffee, and a picnic area.

D.H Lawrence Birthplace Museum
tel: 0115 917 3824