Christmas Past Special Project at Georgian Houses (Members only)


Wilberforce House Museum (Georgian Houses) 
23-25 High St 

Key stages


Cross-curricular links

History and Spoken Language

Session length

2 hours


This is a FREE special project for Hull Curriculum and Magical Museums member schools.

Hull Curriculum and Magical Museums Schools are able to bring a maximum of 2 groups for this FREE Special Project. If you wish to book more groups to attend, you will be charged at our standard session rates as detailed below. 

Magical Museums Member Schools: £4.16 per child (or use school’s allocation of free hours, if available)

Hull Curriculum Member School price: £6.77 per child

SEND groups and groups bringing fewer than 15 children will be charged differently - a member of the Heritage Learning team will advise you on this at the time of booking.

What to expect from your Experience Day

It's Christmas Eve and all the family are out at a Christmas party. Children will help Mrs Miggins, our Victorian housekeeper, as she prepares the house for Christmas Day. In this immersive experience, children will learn how Christmas was celebrated in the past - from decorating the tree, laying the table to decking the halls.

Your led session includes:

  • Introduction to the site and setting the scene to the session and historical period
  • This session is delivered in character by Mrs Miggins, a Victorian housekeeper
  • Interactive on-gallery activities which include laying the table, decorating the Christmas tree and decorating the hallway 
  • Making traditional decorations and crafts, including a pomander, to take back to school
  • Plenary and evaluation

Group size

We can accommodate up to two groups from your school per available date – with a maximum of 35 pupils per group.


Led sessions are delivered from 10am - 12pm for the first group and 12.30pm - 2.30pm for the second group.

Make a full day of your visit

When completing your booking through Eventbrite, you will be asked about whether you wish to book a space for lunch and self-directed time too.

Self-directed time is only available at Streetlife Museum when booking this led session. Streetlife Museum is accessed via Wilberforce House Gardens at the rear of Wilberforce House Museum - please factor this into your risk planning. Please note that other groups may be taking part in activities around the galleries at Streetlife Museum - please bear this in mind when visiting with your group(s).

If you are bringing two groups: we strongly recommend that you add self-directed time to your booking unless you are bringing groups to the Wilberforce House Museum separately for the start of their led session.

Self-directed time does not feature any led activity by museum staff - please plan your self-directed time around the museum accordingly.

Pre-visit info

To make the most of your visit, make sure you download and read the following documents. These include detailed information on what to expect from the day. For example: timings, locations, T&Cs and risk assessment.

School Visit Pack (PDF, 316kb)
Christmas Past Experience information (PDF, 273kb)

A link for these will also be included on your confirmation email and ticket.

Book the Christmas Past special project for your school

We are currently using Eventbrite for bookings while we move over to a new system. 

Cancellation policy

If you need to cancel or change your booking, you can do this by logging into the Eventbrite account you used to make your booking.

Our cancellation policy states: If you accept this visit but are unable to attend, please cancel your visit via Eventbrite by logging into your account and cancelling your booked ticket. We ask that where possible, you do this within 7 working days of the visit to free up the slot for another school. 

Please note: if you cancel your visit with less than 24 hours’ notice of the booked slot, we may charge you for any administration costs incurred.