A history of the country house and Christmas

Date: 15th December 2022

Time: 2pm

Venue: Lydiard House

A Christmas Tour of Lydiard House with John Wood, Lydiard House Collections & Engagement Manager, followed by a festive afternoon tea.

Enjoy the traditional Christmas decorations in the State Rooms at Lydiard House in the company of John Wood.

Learn how the English Country house evolved and developed from 1400 through the history of Lydiard House. Understand how people and place influenced each other and how the celebration of Christmas changed with them.

On the day of your visit, please make sure you arrive at Lydiard House Museum at least five minutes early to be ready for the guided tour.

The tour will be followed by a festive tea of mince pies, cream and brandy butter in the North wing provided by the new chefs at Lydiard Hotel and Conference Centre