Mrs Smith's Cottage Newsletter - November 2023

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School Visits to Mrs Smith's Cottage

Schoolchildren at the Cottage

This month is packed full of school visits to the cottage. It’s fantastic to hear Key Stage 1 start to understand how lives were different in the past, and Mrs Smith is a wonderful figure to help us teach them all about the developments of the 20th Century. From being born in Queen Victoria’s reign to watching man land on the moon, life has grown leaps and bounds from her childhood.

If your school, youth group, or U3A would like to find out more about our learning offer for all ages, please click here:

Navenby Christmas Tree Switch On

Xmas tree

Friday 24th November 5pm-8pm

We won’t be open during this event but it’s lovely to see our wonderful village is getting into the Christmas spirit.

Being a woman of devout faith, Christmas was a significant time of year for Mrs Smith and would have been celebrated at her beloved Navenby Methodist Chapel. That is in between welcoming all her visitors at the cottage, of course!

Christmas is coming to the Cottage

Christmas Cottage

Don't miss the enchanting transformation of Mrs Smith's Cottage for Christmas!

Keep an eye on our social media channels for exclusive glimpses into our traditional Christmas decoration process. Join us as we transform the cottage into a cosy winter hideaway and share in the festive joy.

You can book your visit here:

Upcoming Events

Museum of Memory

During opening times, included with your admission

Step back in time through reminisces of Lincolnshire and beyond.

Listen to tall tales of poachers and teachers, explore Mrs Smith’s diary entries, and add memories of your own to our social history maps.

Who knows what you might discover?

The exhibition is open until May 2024.

NavenBEEs Toddler Club

Christmas Decorations

Friday 10th November, 11am-12pm

Are you excited to meet Father Christmas next month? Let’s make a decoration to put on his tree! Bring your little bees along from 11am-12noon for hands-on learning about our natural world.

With rhymes, crafts, and have-a-go gardening for age 2-5.

£2 per child, adults free.

Want to know more? Join our Facebook group.

Christmas Shopping at the Cottage

Gift shop items

Discover the perfect presents in our charming gift shop, brimming with delightful gift ideas.

It's free to visit and open from 12-4pm every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

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