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A Christmas Carol

Explore Stansted House in full Christmas spirit as characters from Charles Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol" welcome you to the house


Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December


Times: 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm & 8:30pm


£25 per adult 

£12.50 per child (ages 6-16)

to include light refreshments


Stansted House


Mr Dickens’ has written a new novel, a Ghost Story of all things! Mrs Dickens is not quite convinced it will sell, so she has invited some friends to read from the first draft so see what her friend’s think. But as she does, the stories come to life, and as you make your way from room to room the characters will recount Scrooge’s experience from the famous book. But the characters will be very keen to get you involved! From the Fezziwig’s Christmas Party to Scrooge’s nephew playing party games this will be an immersive tour around the house. But as you descend into the depths of the building the Ghost of Christmas yet to come shows you what might be, the tour comes to a close and then as Christmas Morning breaks... make your way to the Old Victorian Kitchen to join in some carols, mince pies and mulled wine in the beautifully decorated house. Each tour last about an hour and places are very limited so don’t hesitate and book your space in the story today!


Events FAQs


Is parking included in the ticket price? 

Yes, there is plenty of free parking, including disabled parking but no overnight stay.

Where is parking?

Parking for this event is in the North Entrance Car Park (PO9 6DX) Please follow the road up towards and then through the automatic black gates and then follow the directions to the car park, then make your way by foot to the front of the house.


Is this event suitable for children?

This event is suitable for children aged 6 and over.


Are dogs allowed in the House?

Unfortunately, only assistance dogs are allowed in the house.


How long does the event last?

It will last approximately 60 minutes. Please note that the event starts promptly at your allotted time, so please arrive just before to make sure you don’t miss the beginning.


Is this event accessible?

Yes, the Mansion is accessible by wheelchair lift and an inside passenger lift. We regret that we cannot accommodate large powered wheelchairs in these. We would also advise arriving 10 – 15 minutes early so that we can assist you to the first floor where the event starts. Please call or email ahead of your booking to find out more information on 02392 412265 (opt 5) or


Will there be food and drink available?

We will be serving mulled wine and mince pies in the Old Kitchen at the end.


Q. Can I show my ticket on my smartphone/tablet rather than printing it out?
A. Yes, as long as you are able to fully download and save the ticket to the device, and open it on the screen, the scanners will be able to verify it. Please ensure that you have downloaded the document before you arrive on site, as we cannot guarantee enough coverage to do so once you arrive.

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