Boscastle Old Christmas and Wassail January 6th 2018

We are really looking forward to celebrating Old Christmas here at the Museum on January 6th 2018. There is no need to book to attend anything except the talks in the Museum library.  Everything is free to attend, but normal charges for entry to Museum bewteen 4-7pm apply (last entry 6pm).  If you would like some leaflets or a poster to help promote this event, please email Judith at specifying how many leaflets/A4 posters and your address.  Here is a plan for the evening – hope you can join us!

4-7pm Museum open.

5pm Talk by Alex Langstone in Museum library ‘Midwinter traditions and folklore in East Cornwall’. Music outside the Museum.  

5.30pm Talk by Simon Reed in Museum library ‘Guize traditions’

Talks are free to attend, maximum of 25 people per talk.  To book a seat please email Judith at  Please specify if you want to attend one talk or both talks in your email.

From 6pm Food/Mulled wine outside the Museum.

7pm Torchlit guise procession makes its way to Museum

Events outside the Museum (from around 7.15pm)

Wassail Ceremony performed outside the Museum

Boscastle Breakdown performed on barrel 

Break for food/mulled wine

Serpent Dance led by Merv and Alison Davey around harbour area

Serpent Dance follows/leads Guise procession to the Cobweb for music and drinks, then onto the Wellington for more music, dance and end of night party.

Thank-you so much to everyone who is helping to make this event happen (you know who you are but we will name you all at some point!)