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Georgian family Christmas on offer in Lichfield

Visitors to Lichfield are being given the chance to enjoy a Georgian family Christmas.

The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum will host an evening of song, words and wine from 7pm on December 11.

In addition to the music, lots of activities will be on offer including bauble making with resident artist Carole Collier to a Christmas quiz trail around the house for the chance to win a Christmas hamper.

Florist Jean Taylor will be revealing the secrets behind making stunning festive flower arrangements and visitors can try some simple decorations of their own to take home. Meanwhile, up in the attic David Titley will be telling fairy tales with a gruesome twist for all ages.

Museums and Heritage Officer Joanne Wilson said:

“We tend to think of our traditional Christmas as being a Victorian invention, but in fact the Georgians also celebrated the 12 days with decorations, presents and gatherings of friends and family. We hope to evoke this with our evening of good cheer, song and stories.”

Tickets cost £5 for adults and £2.50 for children and include a hot mulled wine (or non-alcoholic alternative) and a mince pie upon arrival and a cash bar will be available all night to support the festivities.

For more information please call 01543 264 972, email sjmuseum@lichfield.gov.uk or call into the Museum on the corner of the Market Square from 11am to 3.30pm daily.

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