Nearly time for museum Christmas market

4/6/13       Photo essay''Weald & Downland Open Air Museum. Pictured The Market Hall from Titchfield.''Picture: Paul Jacobs  (131517-3) ENGPPP00120130506124021
4/6/13 Photo essay''Weald & Downland Open Air Museum. Pictured The Market Hall from Titchfield.''Picture: Paul Jacobs (131517-3) ENGPPP00120130506124021

The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum’s Christmas Market will be open on the weekend of November 15.

More than 140 trade stands will be on site with arts, crafts, food, and many gift ideas.

There will be a Craftscene marquee where children will be able to make crafts to take home.

Entertainment will be provided by comedian and juggler ‘Dan the Hat’.

The Museum shop will be selling the museum’s ‘On the Hop’ Harvest Ale, brewed using freshly picked Green Golding hops from the Museum’s own gardens.

Many seasonal treats will be on offer including hot chestnuts and a delicious hog roast.

Visitors can also meet some working donkeys and be entertained by live music from bands and musicians.

Richard Pailthorpe, museum director said: “Our lovely downland site is a great backdrop to this bustling Market.

“Visitors enjoy the chance to explore our historic houses as well as to choose some special Christmas treats: and with so many varied and unusual gifts to choose from, there will simply be something for everyone!”

The market will take place from November 15-16 from 10.30am to 4pm. Entry costs will be £6 for adults and £4 for children.