Show Navigation

News & Events

St Andrew's Holiday Family Activities at Dumfries Museum

The Victorian Christmas
Come along and create your own Christmas tree decorations
Friday 30 November, 10.30am – 1pm, 2pm – 4.30

The tradition of decorating Christmas trees was introduced into Britain by Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert when he decorated the first Christmas tree at Windsor Castle in the 1840s.

The Victorian Christmas
Make and decorate a bookmark for someone special
Saturday 1 December, 10.30am – 1pm, 2pm – 4.30pm

Victorian children hung out their stockings on Christmas Eve in the hope that they would be full of presents the next morning. Handmade gifts, often sewn or knitted, were popular, and included pin cushions, bookmarks and scarves.

Sessions are free. Drop in any time, no booking required.
All children should be accompanied by an adult.
Please telephone Dumfries Museum on 01387 253374 for further details.