St George’s Day 2016

On Saturday 23rd April 2016 Avoncroft Museum will be celebrating St George’s Day with an event filled with family fun!   St George, England’s patron saint, was an early Christian martyr who was executed by the Romans on 23rd April 303.  He became England’s patron saint in the 14th century and this year St George’s Day coincides with Shakespeare’s 400th birthday.

Join the fun at Avoncroft and you may meet the famous dragon slayer himself as he searches the Museum for dragons! There will also be a traditional mummers play telling St George’s story. Younger visitors will be able to try their hand at willow weaving to make a knight’s shield and meet Flotsam the Fool who will be making balloon animals.

Avoncroft Museum St George's Day 2016 - the 'fierce dragon' starring in the Mummer's play

The ‘fierce dragon’ starring in the Mummer’s play on St George’s Day at Avoncroft Museum

It will be William Shakespeare’s 400th birthday too, so to mark the occasion Avoncroft will be celebrating the funnier side of England’s greatest playwright. Join our ‘Henry V Insult Workshop’ and learn how to hurl authentic Tudor insults, all in good fun of course!

The medieval town house will be brought to life with Tudor re-enactors (please don’t practice your insults on them) and there will a chance to make a tudor rose.  There will be chainmaking demonstrations and the Museum’s windmill will also be open to explore.

There’s no need to book, just come along to join in the fun!

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