Christmas at the Museum

Report on the 2021 Christmas exhibition

We missed welcoming visitors to the museum when Coronavirus forced us to close, so the Exhibition Committee decided to put on a Christmas themed exhibition this year. We have had a lot of fun putting the exhibition together. It has been very well received and we have already had a record number of visitors through the doors. On Saturday 27 November, as part of the Christmas in Crediton celebration, we opened from 10:00 until 18:30 and had over 80 visitors during the day.

The exhibition includes a Victorian family scene, with a tree and a table laid ready for the family Christmas meal. Visitors can discover why we have Christmas stockings, advent calendars, crackers, Christmas cards, Christmas trees and so much more. Children have been enjoying a scavenger hunt, quiz and posting letters to Santa in our post box. Local people are also finding our display of photos of past Christmas celebrations, kindly supplied by the Crediton Courier, very interesting. ‘Christmas in the Museum’ is open Thursdays and Fridays 10:00 – 16:00, Saturdays 10:00 – 13:00 and on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd 10:00 – 16:00.

We have already received so much positive feedback and compliments about this exhibition, so are now looking forward to opening in the Spring with an exhibition all about the 1950’s - look out for more information in the New Year.

Sadly, due to ill health, some of our volunteers were unable to take part this time, but we were delighted to welcome two new volunteers who were a great help in setting up and stewarding the Christmas exhibition. As always, we need volunteers as well as donations to help us to keep the Museum open and to continue to make local history available to all, so if you have a few hours to spare please think about joining us next year.




5 December 2021