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Unveiling 400 Years of Winter Traditions

Winter Festival | From 14 November 2023 

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Museum of the Home's Winter Festival makes its annual return, bringing heartwarming celebrations, festive cheer, and opportunities to come together during the colder months. 

Experience the magic as you wander through our much-loved period rooms – dressed specially for the Winter Festival – exploring 400 years of winter festivities, from a joyful Midwinter in 1630 to a fabulous Millenium party. Open from 14 November.

Plus, join us for a delightful programme of events including creative workshops, curator tours, and family celebrations including Diwali and Lunar New Year.

All are welcome to embrace the season and come in from the cold.


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Shiv Ji

Chila Kumari Singh Burman, 2023

4pm to 9pm | On the green roof

From 6 November, a new light installation brings brightness and colour to visitors through the Winter darkness.

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Created by artist Chila Kumari Singh Burman for the occasion of the Museum’s Winter Festival, the new commission on our green roof depicts Shiva the Destroyer, one of the most important deities in Hinduism.

"The Hindu Trinity consists of Brahma, the Creator, Vishnu, the Sustainer and Shiva, the Destroyer. The three represent the different aspects of one God. There can be no creation in the universe without destruction. Shiva’s special weapon is the Trident. It is used to destroy the six qualities which pull us down – desire, anger, greed, delusion, ego and envy. By directing the Trident against these weaknesses, he helps us achieve Liberation." - Devika Banerjee

Shiv Ji will be lit up on the Museum's green roof daily, from 4pm to 9pm until February 2024. 


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Christmas Wreath-Making Workshop

On Saturday 2 December, come along to our annual wreath-making workshop with Museum of the Home Head Gardener, Heather Stevens. £60 including materials

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Hanukkah Family Day

Join us for a fun day of Hanukkah activities where you can design and create your own dreidel to take home, and explore our 1745 Period Room with curator tours.

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Christmas Orchestra Performance with Suzuki Hub

Get into the holiday spirit with an afternoon of Christmas music at the Museum performed by local orchestra Suzuki Hub.

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Diwali Family Day

On Sunday 19 November 2023, join us for a fun family day of making, dancing and storytelling to celebrate Diwali! Free - no booking required.

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