CHRISTMAS celebrations have changed over the years.
The Weald and Downland Museum has been showing visitors how it is different by decorating the historic homes in some of the traditional decorations from years gone by.
From Tudor to Victorian times, a historic festive treat awaited visitors on weekends in December and on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, when the museum’s traditionally decorated houses reflected the spirit of Christmas through the ages.
People were able to enjoy a warm welcome in the medieval House from North Cray, with its log fire and traditional greenery decorations.
Staff were serving spiced apple juice as well as spiced biscuits.
Lucy Hockley, cultural engagement manager at the museum, said: “With our collection of homes, it is, of course, really relevant to think about how the people living in them would have celebrated Christmas in the past.
“The event has been run for a number of years and it is always a popular time to come out to the museum as families enjoy spending time together, getting outside their home and stretching their legs.
“It is a lovely time to spend exploring the different homes and sitting by a warm fire in different locations.
You can see people going at a relaxed pace, chatting and just unwinding.”