It’s been a really busy day for the Christmas team today, and the marquee build is just about complete. The housemen collected ‘Mooreen’ the cow yesterday, and she seemed very interested in the assembly of her new home. Visitors have been wondering how a cow fits into the theme of Alice’s Wonderland, but all will become apparent when we open on Saturday!

SetOne at Derby have made the Caterpillar for us in their workshop, and it was quite a struggle to fit him into the Oak Room – we’re looking forward to seeing his fibre optic hairs glow, and his shisha pipe start to bubble.

The teapot and the Dormouse have also arrived, ready to go into the Painted Hall. He is sitting on my desk at the moment and is so cute I don’t think I will want to part with him.

Christine Robinson
Head Housekeeper

Christmas at Chatsworth: Alice's Wonderland
8 November 2014 - 4 January 2015
Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January

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