All events are at the normal Museum prices, Members are admitted free to the Museum during normal opening times. Membership does not cover ticketed performances, evening events, February half-term events and Halloween Trick or Treat. Additional activities on site may have an additional cost if stated.
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Bank Holiday – Mon 27 May
Come and experience how Henry VIII would have lived and meet the man himself! See fantastic falconry, listen to Tudor music, join in with Tudor dancing and try a spell in the stocks. An Apothecary (medicine maker) will be in the Merchant’s House providing intriguing tales of how ailments were treated in Tudor times. There will be the opportunity for children to have a pony ride and have a ride on the miniature train.
Marvellous Monster Activity Days Tue 28 to Thu 30 May
Try all manner of monstrous crafts and activities at Avoncroft this holiday.
Make monster masks and feet, a big ‘bag’ monster and a Monster University ID pass. A ‘Monster Hunter’ will be reading fun monster stories and children can take part in a monser trail around the Museum.
Bonham’s Valuation Day – Wed 5 June 5th
Experts from top action house Bonhams will be on hand to give their opinion of items that you may be interested in selling. Half price admission for visitors bringing valuation items. Valuers will cover jewellery and silver, pictures and ceramics.
Sixties Sunday Sun 9 June
Swing by our groovy ’60s Sunday event to mark 50 years of Avoncroft Museum. Shop till you drop at our Vintage Fair selling crafts, vintage clothes and retro furniture. Try your hand or just reminisce at the games that became popular in the 1960’s ranging from Mousetrap to Space Hoppers. Owners of 1960s cars will be given free entry to their car and driver on the day. Please contact the Museum to book stall or register your car.
English Civil War Society – Sat 15 & Sun 16 June
For Father’s Day, Avoncroft is welcoming the English Civil War Society to take visitors back to 1661 as King Charles II army is moving closer to Bromsgrove. Throughout Worcestershire, the local militia is being raised to block his path. Skirmishes, living history camps and displays of weaponry each day.
Austin Car Rally – Sun 30 June
Vintage and classic Austin cars will be parked around the site giving visitors the opportunity to see some of the popular models from the golden age of British motoring.
Gruesome History – Vikings, Tudors and Victorians Sat 13 & Sun 14 July
Discover the most gruesome bits of history this weekend. Find out how illnesses and injuries were treated in the sixteenth century. View different types of weaponry and see what ghastly wounds this equipment could cause; take a look at the living conditions and discover why the people were so smelly. Children are encouraged to take part in our activities and take a piece of gruesome history away with you.
Odd Socks Theatre Company present ‘A Comedy of Errors’ – Sun 14 July
Fabulous Summer Holidays Fun!
There’s something for everyone from den building to dragon slaying, Tue-Thu each week of the school’s summer holidays, so come and join the celebration.
Den Building Days Tue 30 July to Thu 1 August Pre-booking advisable
Each Thursday in August
Have a Go Archery with Stourbridge Archery Club (separate charge applies)
Dragon Slayer – Tue 6 to Thu 8 August
Learn the skills you need to fight Dragons at ‘Slayer School’
Gnome Week – Tue 13 to Thu 15 August
Discover the secret world of the Avoncroft Gnomes.
Pirate Adventure Days Tue 20 to Thu 22 August
Come along me hearty’s! Be a pirate for the day at our pirate training camp
Mud, Sticks and Bricks – building activity days Tue 27 to Thu 29 August
Learn how to make bricks and build a house from sticks and mud. Grubby good fun!
Victorian Festival – Sun 25 & Mon 26 August
Get a feel for Victorian life at our 2-day festival
Experience how the Victorians really lived. From the bawdy underbelly to the refinement of the flower festival and the morals of Sunday school. This rich view of life will delight all the family.
Open Air Cinema – Les Miserables (12A) Sun 25 August
Dir: Tom Hooper (UK. 158 mins) with Hugh Jackman & Russell Crowe
Missed it earlier in the year? Do something different for the Bank Holiday weekend and bring a deckchair & picnic and watch this acclaimed film. In conjunction with artrix
Jacobite Rebellion Weekend with Lace Wars – Sat 31 Aug & Sun 1 Sep
Experience the life of an 18th century Redcoat at an authentic military encampment as the soldiers prepare to quell the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion. The living history encampment will be accessible throughout the day showing all elements of military life including authentic cookery.
An Evening of Folk Music Fri 6 September
Wychavon Oil Engine Preservation Society Rally – September Sat 7 & Sun 8 September
Young Tudors – King Edward’s School Birmingham Living History Group Sat 14 & Sun 15 September
Apple Day Sun 29 September
Murder Mystery Evening – Sat 5 October Pre-booking essential
Trick or Treat Nights – Sat 26, Sun 27 & Thu 31 October Pre-booking essential
Trick or Treat Half Term – Tue 29 to Thu 31 October Pre-booking advisable
No Bangs Bonfire Night – Tue 5 November
Dr Who Day – Sat 16 November
Candlelit Christmas – Sat 7 December
Search for Santa – Sat 14 & Sun 15 December
Search for Santa – Sat 21 & Sun 22 December
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