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Why not let the kids experience something different this Festive season? Step back in time to Christmas 250 years ago and see how children once celebrated in the Poorhouse. Learn about their traditions, gifts, food and entertainment. It’s not the ‘Scrooge’ you’d imagine it to be.

As part of the short tour, you’ll also get to experience our augmented reality app, letting you peek into the nursery where children learned; gaze down into the basement where women and children worked on cotton spinning; and see for yourself the infamous ‘black hole’, where those who were more naughty than nice ended up!

At the end of the short tour, you will get to try your hand at a traditional period Christmas craft, facilitated by Kathleen’s Attic, which you get to take home. This year’s craft will show you how to make wool doll figures. While your kids are happily crafting under the twinkly lights of our Christmas tree, we will have some hot drinks and shortbread for the adults to enjoy.

Clifton House has free onsite parking and is also accessible by bus, including the Hop On Hop Off Tour bus. We are a stone throw away from the bustling Cathedral Quarter, perfect for a pre or post tour treat.

Spaces on these tours are limited, and advance booking is essential.

Tickets are £10 per person for adults and children (max 6 per booking)
Tour and craft suitable for children aged 5+.
Children 3 and under go free.


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