Heritage Events 2017

November   

To Die For?
21 November - 30 December - Ancient High House, Stafford ST16 2JA

15_To Die For - 21 November - 30 DecemberHave you ever considered what you are wearing may be bad for your health? Over the centuries many fashions have led to serious and often deadly health problems for the people who wore them. Discover whether there really was such a thing as a fashion victim in this fascinating and deadly exhibition.
Supported by Staffordshire Archives and Heritage Service

Looking Back16_Looking Back - Matt Sayers 21 Nov - 31 Dec
Matt Sayers
21 November - 30 December -
Ancient High House, Stafford ST16 2JA

A collection of paintings looking back at the hard working people who made up the character rich streets of working class Britain.

It's a Small World: Tin Soldiers and Dainty Dolls
21 November - 30 December - Ancient High House, Stafford ST16 2JA

It’s a Small World: tin soldiers and dainty dolls
A nostalgic look at miniature figures from times gone by.
Supported by Staffordshire Arts and Heritage Service, Newcastle Borough Museum and local collections

Comic Capers in the King’s Christmas Court: Murder Mystery
24 November - 7.00pm - 9.30pm - Stafford Castle, Stafford ST16 1DJ

Welcome to the King’s Castle somewhere in middle England. Philippe de Gaul, the Queen’s Brother, decides to visit King Henry at Christmas. He has brought the King a present, a Christmas tree! What is a Christmas tree? Is the cry! The celebrations don’t go well and chaos ensues. Followed by a murder most fowl.
£19.95 per person pre-booking essential
Reception 7pm with complimentary wine, two part performance, buffet supper, coffee and mints.
Performed by the Creative Arts Theatre


December

Christmas at the Castle
Saturdays and Sundays 2 December to 24 December - 11.00am - 4.00pm -
Stafford Castle, Stafford ST16 1DJ

Take a walk through the castle woodland and solve our Christmas riddle (answers can be entered into a free prize draw).
Children’s Xmas decoration workshops £2
Cookies and hot chocolate available in the visitor centre throughout this period.
See the wide range of traditional and unusual gifts in our shop.
Free admission to museum and Castle site

Christmas Tree Sales
Saturdays and Sunday 9/10 December and 16/17 December - 11.00am - 4.00pm - Stafford Castle, Stafford ST16 1DJ

Combine a visit to the Castle with choosing your Christmas tree from the dozens of ‘real’ examples on display at the visitor centre. See the wide range of traditional and unusual gifts in the Visitor Centre.
Free admission to museum and Castle site
Tree sales supported by Greenways - All trees are from sustainable sources

Christmas Past
2 December - 10.00am - 4.00pm - Ancient High House, Stafford ST16 2JA

Meet our costumed characters and learn about Christmas in the Tudor, Stuart, Georgian and Victorian periods. Stir a traditional pudding and sing carols in the Victorian Room. Meet Father Christmas in his grotto.
Children’s and adults Christmas craft workshops and family entertainment.
Mince pies and hot fruit punch available in the Edwardian Shop.
No booking necessary
Free admission

The Holly and the Ivy: Christmas Workshops at the Ancient High House
9 December - 10.00am - 4.00pm - Ancient High House, Stafford ST16 2JA

Adult holly wreath making and children’s Christmas decoration making workshops.
‘Drop in’ sessions throughout the day.
Adults £12, Children £2
Hot Fruit punch and mince pies available

Christmas Wreaths Making Workshops
10 December - 11.00am - 4.00pm - Stafford Castle, Stafford ST16 1DJ

Adult holly wreath making and children’s Christmas decoration making workshops.
‘Drop in’ sessions throughout the day.
Adults £12, Children £2
Cookies and hot chocolate available