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Don’t forget to hang up your stockings (or socks) ! This young girl darning stockings in front of a cosy fire is Mary Cartlidge, daughter of the Potteries artist, ceramic modeller and decorator, George Cartlidge (1868–1961). The origin of the popular Christmas tradition of leaving stockings out for Santa (or Father Christmas) is attributed to […]
The robin is a much-loved garden visitor and over the years has become a symbol of Christmas. The iconic robins red breast is sported by both males and females. Robins can be spotted in summer and winter but are more fondly associated with winter and Christmas. Here are a few tales that reveal how they […]
Would your school like to be part of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s national schools programme, DesignLab Nation? DesignLab Nation brings together Secondary schools in partnership with the V&A, regional museums and creative industries to inspire students and support teachers through in-depth design projects. DesignLab Nation is a fully funded project and we are looking […]
The tree is up, the lights are on and carols are in the air. Many of the exhibits in the Natural History Gallery lend themselves to a Christmas theme and one of them is the star of one of our most well-known and mysterious Christmas carols – The Twelve Days of Christmas. Though there are […]
On the first day of Christmas, the museum showed to me… …a Partridge. You are very unlikely to see a partridge in any sort of tree, let alone a pear tree, as they are definitely short grass ground loving birds. On the 2nd day of Christmas, the museum showed to me… …Turtle Doves Sadly Turtle […]
This figure is playing a friction drum – or zambomba – a traditional instrument comprising an earthenware pot with a membrane stretched over it. This is then vibrated to produce a sound using the stick which pierces the membrane. The zambomba is a traditional Spanish instrument which was often used at Christmas time to accompany […]
16/11/2019 – 22/12/2019 Step through the wardrobe and enter the enchanted forest of Narnia frozen in perpetual winter. Stand beneath the lamp-post and see the White Witches sleigh surrounded by some magical objects from the museum’s collections.