A Weymouth museum is holding a special Christmas event to celebrate the end of a successful season.

The Tudor House in Trinity Street near Hope Square is preparing a living history experience where visitors can experience how the festive period was celebrated under Elizabeth I.

There will be opportunities for people to try on clothes of the era as well as make pomanders or a traditional Tudor delicacy called marchpane.  Music will also be played using period instruments and the floor is open for people to try joining in with a song. 

It will be open from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, December 9. Admission is free but donations are welcome.

The house is owned and run by the local charity, Weymouth Civic Society. They are hoping to have more volunteers so the house can open extra days in the New Year.

A spokesperson from the charity, Chris Wilson, said: “We’re delighted to have increased the visitor numbers to Tudor House this year, but we’ve only been able to open two days a week. We are looking for additional volunteers to help us welcome people to the house on extra days next year.”

For more information about the event contact the Weymouth Civic Society via their email.