A MUSEUM in York opens a new “first of its kind” Christmas exhibition tomorrow (November 19).
Over 200 miniature mice dressed in traditional handmade 18th century clothing are hidden away Fairfax Houseat Castlegate, as part of their Christmas exhibition.
The exhibition ‘A TownMouse Christmas’ is open until December 23rd.
Starting on Christmas morning, each room in Fairfax House will depict a different time from a traditional Georgian Christmas leading up to a Twelfth Night feast in the Red Drawing Room.
The town mice will be present in every room, stealing cheese and wine, or skiing down the ramps.
Curator Sarah Burnage said: “We are delighted to bring this family-friendly exhibit to Fairfax House.
“We really hope our visitors will enjoy searching for the cheeky mice hidden in the historic interiors. They were expertly crafted by our incredible team of volunteers, in bespoke costumes imitating the human Georgians who also inhabit the rooms.”
Curator Rachel Wallis said: “This exhibit is truly the first of its kind for Fairfax House – it brings the fun back to a Georgian Christmas. It adds a lot of whimsy and means there’s something for the whole family – everyone will love this exhibit.”
Children 16 and under are free and general admission to the exhibition is £7.50.
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