VISITORS to Colne Valley Museum are invited to step back in time and experience a Victorian Christmas this weekend – and on the one following.
This long-standing popular event does not follow the commercial style of lots of gift stalls, but has more traditional fun-and-games type of activities aimed at all the family.
And volunteers have decorated the Cliffe Ash, Golcar museum with Victorian-style swags, greenery and seasonal trimmings to add to the festive atmosphere.
In the museum’s Victorian kitchen, by the open range, visitors can get themselves warm as they watch Mrs Sykes and Annie Taylor baking their mince pies and other Christmas treats.
There will be some to sample in the café upstairs or take home for tea.
There will be lots of old-fashioned fun to be had plus, of course, a chance to see Father Christmas sitting by the fire in the Victorian living room.
The Victorian Christmas Fair will take place today and tomorrow and next weekend December 10 and 11.
The opening times are from 2pm to 5pm.
Admission is free on both weekends, but a charge will be made for a Christmas gift with a difference.