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The house spending Christmas 400 years in the past

Visitors to Moseley Old Hall this weekend will be treated to a step back in time to experience what Christmas was like 400-years-ago Photo: National Trust

Visitors to Moseley Old Hall this weekend will be treated to a step back in time to experience what Christmas was like 400-years-ago as the house is decorated from top to bottom.

The National Trust site near Wolverhampton dates back to Elizabethan times and is the place where King Charles II hid from Cromwell's troops after fleeing from the Battle of Worcester in 1651.

Visitors will be able to see the house decked in decorations made using the exact method as was used all those years ago.

Last weekend visitors were invited to help staff make swags and garlands from natural materials like they did in the 1600s.

They were also given the option of making a wish in an old tradition of stirring a Christmas pudding.

The house spending Christmas 400 years in the past Credit: National Trust

Moseley Old Hall has welcomed visitors to experience Christmas for many years.

House and Visitor Services Manager, Michelle Fullard will be experiencing Christmas in this ancient house for the first time and is excited to be part of it.

Though visitors may be surprised that there are no Christmas trees as they were not a tradition during that era, they did not feature until many years later when they were brought over by Prince Albert.