An Edwardian Easter

AN EDWARDIAN EASTER - Friday 14th to Monday 17th April

Back in Edwardian days Easter was the biggest celebration of the year... even bigger than Christmas. This is your chance to relive some of the magic and excitement of an Easter in the Edwardian age.

This new family focussed event will answer questions that you never thought to ask like, when were chocolate Easter eggs invented and what did families do for entertainment in a world before moving pictures?

With special guests that will help to accurately recreate some of the most mysterious and unusual elements of Edwardian celebrations, and every day life, this event will be An Easter 'eggstravagana' but not as you know it.

Confirmed attractions;

  • Palace of Curiosities - ROLL UP! ROLL UP! Objects that will amaze and astound you all in a feast of disbelief. Some would say they cannot exist, but today before your very eyes - The Palace of Curiosities is proud to demonstrate "that seeing is believing."

  • The Ran Tanners - Enjoy traditional tunes, song and general tomfoolery from Old England!
  • Dendryad Art - Have a go at making a traditional lino print.
  • Rent a Peasant - Take an insight into everyday aspects of rural life during the Edwardian ages.

And of course thanks to our unique collection of historic North East locomotives and carriages you'll be able to travel just as real Edwardians did too... don't believe everything you've seen on TV!

Check back soon for more information on An Edwardian Easter at the Tanfield Railway.