Forthcoming events

  • All events are at the standard Museum admission prices, unless otherwise stated (some on-site activities have an additional cost).
  • Members come in free to the Museum during usual opening times (this excludes ticketed performances or evening events, but we will offer a discounted membership rate where possible).
  • To book tickets please call the Museum on 01527 831363 or visit the Museum shop during opening hours.
  • Occasionally events may be subject to change, please check back here for the latest information or like us on Facebook!



Traditional May Day

Monday 1st May

Celebrate May Day as communities have for centuries with Maypole dancing, Morris-dancing, Spring plays, story-telling, music and merriment!  One of our biggest events in the calendar, this promises to be a wonderful event of some of our most time-honoured folk traditions.



Creative Writing

Tuesday 2nd May

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Fundraising Quiz Night

Friday 5th May, 6.30pm

Bring a team of up to six people to join in our general knowledge quiz night, raising funds for the Museum! The evening in New Guesten Hall will include a fish and chip supper and you are welcome to bring your own drinks. Drinking glasses can be provided and a vegetarian option will also be available.

Tickets £10 per person. Places are limited so please reserve your team’s table in advance.

Please email for more information and to book your table.


Basket Weaving

Tuesday 16th May

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Birds of Avoncroft

Thursday 18th May

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National Mills Weekend

Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th May

See Avoncroft’s historic Lister mill in action and visit our 19th-century Windmill; celebrate our local milling heritage with us.


Avoncroft Air-cooled VW show

Sunday 14th May

Avoncroft hosts the popular VW show for a second year!

Vintage and modern, bugs and vans; celebrate everything Volkswagen at our VW day! Check out the stands selling VW memorabilia, there is lots to keep the kids entertained, including a bouncy castle, our fantastic play areas and a face painter. We will be having a BBQ in the grounds and the Tearoom will also be open for hot and cold refreshments.

Normal Museum admission price applies: £11 for adults, £9.90 for seniors, £6.60 for children, (all including Gift Aid). Annual family membership, allowing up to 5 people entry to the Museum and non-ticketed events, is available at £55.

If you want to show your VW please contact Mark on


A night at the Museum

Saturday 20th May

As part of ‘Museums at Night’ we are once again hosting our popular camping night. Bring your tent, pack your sleeping bag and join us for a night under canvas at the Museum.  There will be camping adventures as the sun sets, before settling down with storytelling round the campfire.

Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 2nd May at 10.30am, there are only 30 pitches available, and a payment must be made to secure booking. Camping tickets are £30 each – This is for one tent maximum of 6 people. There will be an additional £5 charge for any extra people in the tent (max 8 people per tent).



Tuesday 23rd May

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Famous Five go to Avoncroft

Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June

Half term is going to be an adventure! There are mysteries afoot, and we’ll need plucky young explorers to find clues and crack codes to solve them. Pack a picnic and bring your most trusted friends for a week of old-fashioned adventures. Dogs on leads welcome.