A Short History of Christmas at Bourne Hall


Sat, 10/12/2022 - 13:00 to 14:30


13:00 to 14:30


£5 per child

Contact name: 

David Brooks

Telephone number: 

020 8394 1734

Contact email: 


Bourne Hall Museum
Spring Street
KT17 1UF

For the History of Christmas, We will do a whistle stop tour through the ages including its earliest pagan origins, the bringing in of the yule log and its height of celebration and feasting during the Medieval and Tudor period, especially with the introduction of sprouts! It will also include the puritan banning then it trying to get back to the height it was and  where commercialisation then takes over. Two World Wars don't stop us enjoying Christmas bringing us up to modern day with our links. We will then end making paper chains and lanterns with a link to how we can still reuse and recycle today.

Winter Solstice