A Very Victorian Christmas

Enjoy some unhurried creative Christmas fun in our immersive museum.

Check out of 2020 and enjoy a couple of hours in a 160 year old mansion!

This experience will appeal to children and adults who love old places, love making things

and like ‘hands-on history’. Ayers House Museum is the sort of place that has something to offer

people of all ages. It is also makes for a wonderful intergenerational outing.



During your two hour session you can;

  • explore all three levels of museum
  • take a family portrait by the Christmas tree
  • dress-up
  • make a salt dough decoration
  • make your own Christmas cards
  • make paper chains
  • play with old toys

You can take the things you make home with you.

Due to Covid we have spread out the dressing up, making and game playing ‘stations’ throughout the museum.

While volunteers and staff will be on hand to help you, your family will work independently at their own pace.

There is no requirement to stay for the full two hours.

Eating and drinking

We have lovely rare objects in our collection so we ask you not to eat or drink ion the museum.

Feel free to take a snack break on the shady veranda (and then you can come back inside.)


Ayers House Museum is a good destination for noise sensitive people. There are quiet rooms to retreat to and it is not a crowded or noisy place.


An accessible toilet is situated off the veranda.

For wheelchair access to the museum please see front of house.

The basement and upper level are accessible only by stairs.


If you are feeling unwell please don’t come to the Ayers House Museum.

(Get in touch with us and we will reschedule your visit.)

We collect contact details when you book.

Please use the hand sanitizers.

Please practice social distancing.

Hot weather

Our museum closes when the temperature exceeds 40 degrees.

In this case we will refund or reschedule your booking.

Capacity: 20 people

Ticket pricing: Family (Groups of 3 or 4 people that include at least one child)

Family of 3 $20

Family of 4 $20

Adult $10

Child (5-15 years of age) $5

Child (under 5) FREE