This Sat 7 and Sun 8 December Gawthorpe Hall will open for its annual Victorian Christmas weekend from 10.30am – 3.30pm
The fun-filled festive event sees this magnificent building decked with real Christmas trees, holly and seasonal festivities to start your Christmas off in style.

The Dining Room will be set for Christmas dinner and a beautiful real tree graces the Drawing Room. You can visit the housekeeper in the basement kitchen to get an insight into how the servants prepared the meals and what the family and house guests ate. Plus have a go at writing your own menu with a quill pen, and there are festive readings in the Long Gallery.

For children there are creative Christmas crafts in the Old Nurseries, plus an opportunity to visit Father Christmas in his Victorian library.  There is festive music too with bell ringers and The Crickmore Crew Victorian carol singers on Saturday and Peter Bull will be playing carols and Victorian songs throughout Sunday.

For that essential Christmas shopping there will be homemade crafts and gifts on sale from Friends of Gawthorpe; Gawthorpe Textiles Collection will have their bespoke quality textile range on sale and a pop-up shop selling Gawthorpe gifts. The tearoom is also open for refreshments and a tasty mince pie. 

This annual event has become quite a tradition, not one to miss if you've never been before.  Entry costs £6 adults, £4 concessions, accompanied children go free.  The Hall is open from 10.30am to 3.30pm (last entry 3pm), admission charge applies to all visitors for this special opening.


Gawthorpe Hall
Historic House
Gawthorpe Hall (NT)

An Elizabethan Gem in industrial Lancashire, period rooms, work by Charles Barry and Pugin, nationally important Rachel Kay - Shuttleworth textile collection, National Portrait Gallery paintings, connections to English Civil War.



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