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Christmas at the Old Treasury

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13 Nov 2017, 14 Nov 2017, 15 Nov 2017

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Following a highly successful festive season in 2016, the Old Treasury Building is once again showcasing homemade decorations of the 1920s.

By the 1920s there were quite sophisticated Christmas decorations for sale in the shops, but most people could not afford them. These are the kinds of decorations they made instead. Newspapers of the time printed designs and patterns for cheerful decorations which could be made at home using readily available materials.

As a reminder of times past, the Old Treasury Building has used these patterns to recreate a homely Christmas in the caretakers’ basement flat.

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Memberships:
  • Museums Australia
Accessibility:

  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf