Exploring themes and traditions that may be linked to exhibitions, collections or events in the museum.
The practice of putting up special decorations at Christmas has a long history.
21st century room featuring Snowflake, 2012, translucent cast acrylic, by Leo Scarff
This shows the living room of a young modern family in the 1950s.
Typical bedroom of a young lady who is wrapping her presents in 1930s Christmas paper.
Showing room is dominated by the Christmas tree which is decorated with tinsel.
The "Amsterdam" sleigh was frequently used in the city in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.
The Neapolitan cribs had a special meaning and symbolic importance.
The first Christmas cards were illustrated by John Callcott Horsley in London on the 1st of May 1843.