Museum Memories: Christmas at Oaklands
On Friday 16 December, meet Jane Thompson, the second wife of the former Oaklands House owner Fred Wells - who you may have been greeted by from his portrait in the Victorian Hall!
It’s time to get Oaklands House ready for Christmas, with its beautiful Christmas tree situated in the Victorian Hall, influenced by the sophisticated eye of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. You will hear about the kind of food Victorians would have eaten to celebrate this time of year, and Jane will tell you more about the origins of Boxing Day and the servants’ participation.
The tour is free to attend, but spaces are limited, so make sure you secure your place. Attendees will be walking around the museum indoors. Dressing comfortably and being prepared to move around the building is advised. The tour will last approximately 15-20 minutes.