Christmas at the Museum

Christmas at the Museum 2023
Please note that the entry price for General Admission DOES NOT include entry to Santas Grotto – Tickets to Santas Grotto and all train rides are now SOLD OUT

Christmas has arrived at the Museum!
Ride on our steam hauled train to visit Santa in his grotto, explore the Museum decorated for Christmas and find those last minute gifts in our Christmas and Vintage market.
At your booked time, your train will depart from Reeds Road Station, near the Museum main entrance gates, running around the museum up to North Pole Station, from where the elves workshop and Santa’s grotto are a short walk away through the trees.

Once in the grotto family groups will be called in to meet Santa, whilst you are waiting for your turn, children may take part in craft activities with the elves in the elves workshop.
Children aged from 0-12 years visiting Santa will receive a gift from Santa and a ‘I’ve seen Santa’ sticker. All gifts are unisex appropriate.

Visitors with Santa’s Grotto tickets may explore the whole museum, decorated for Christmas with period decorations in our historic buildings and take part in seasonal family activities before and / or after visiting Santa in his grotto. Our Christmas and Vintage market is also open 10 – 4pm. The Museum opens from 10.00am and closes at 16.00hrs for this event, family activities around the Museum are available from 11.00am until 15.30.

The Market Garden Cafe will be open from 10.00am until 16.00 serving a range of hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks from our festive menu. Seating is both indoor and covered outdoors.
For Museum Members with annual passes, the Santa’s grotto experience is not included in your annual pass. Members wishing to take part in this activity will need to purchase tickets. Members and other visitors who wish to visit the Museum as normal and take part in family activities in our historic buildings may do so by showing their membership cards at reception or by purchasing Christmas at the Museum – General Admission tickets.

Visitors with Annual Passes or General Admission tickets will not be able to access the grotto experience or ride on the train, but there is still lots to do and see!
We look forward to welcoming you!

Tickets for visiting Santa in his Grotto will be released on Friday 29th September.

If you make and sell handcrafted items or sell food, art, drinks, vintage, festive items and would like to have a stall at our Christmas Market, Please use the form below and also download the Stallholders pac

Christmas at the Museum Stallholder Pack





Food and Drink Stalls

Electrical Items


Additional Requirements

The closing date for forms is 24th November 2023.
By submitting this form, you agree to adhere by the terms and conditions set out in the Stallholder’s Information Pack.

Should you need to contact us for any queries then please email or by post, Katie Hill, c/o Rural Life Living Museum, Reeds Road, Farnham, Surrey. GU10 2DL

Data Protection
By submitting this form, you give us permission to contact you with information relevant to this event. Your data will not be passed onto any third parties or used for any other purpose without your express permission.


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