Avoncroft Museum offers a unique opportunity for pupils of all ages to actively learn away from the classroom. Whether it’s children learning about ‘homes through the ages’ or an adult getting their first taste of the skilled art of blacksmithing, we are proud of our strong tradition of  learning through experiences and hand-on activities.

Blacksmithing Courses

Learn blacksmithing at Avoncroft Museum in our 100 year old forge, with our resident experienced blacksmith, Tim Goddard. Courses are suitable for complete beginners and the more experienced, you’ll even have a piece of your own making to take home. Gift vouchers are also available to buy a course as a present for someone special, please call the Museum on 01527 831363 for more information.

School visits

We believe that when children are having fun they learn; Avoncroft Museum offers a wide range of teaching sessions supporting learning in the classroom, covering topics including; the Tudors, the Victorians, the 1940s, building and construction, windmills and food production. We even have sessions suitable for our youngest groups based on familiar fairytales.

Sandford Award Winner 2013

School visits

Plan your class' next visit

Book one or more of our fun teaching sessions or enjoy a self guided visit. Find out everything you need to know about bringing your school group to Avoncroft Museum.

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Learn the ancient art of blacksmithing

Courses are available for both beginners and those who have more advanced skills. Stuck for an unusual gift idea, we also do gift vouchers!


Explore with your family

Whenever you visit Avoncroft, there's always something for all members of the family to discover. From special events and activities to our exciting collections, there's always something for children and parents of every age.