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


Avoncroft Explorers – Pre-school fun!

Thursday 19th October

Bring your little ones for great adventures at Avoncroft Museum on Thursdays in term time. The sessions are £3.85 per child, and free for adult Members to accompany children.

There is a group activity starting at 11.15am for 45 minutes (you need to book your place with our Shop). This week’s theme is: The Hibernation Habit – afterwards there is free juice and biscuits in the Edwardian Tea Room for the Explorers! Avoncroft Explorers can stay and play all day, arriving before the session and stay after enjoying:

• Play areas
• Avoncroft Explorers trail
• Edwardian Tea Room
• Explore the buildings

This is the last Explorer session until April – when we will back for more pre-school adventures!



Half term Halloween!

Monday 23rd – Friday 27th October

Creep down to Avoncroft this half term for spook-tacular fun!

Get into your spookiest costume and fly down to Avoncroft in to create creepy crafts, carve pumpkins and make your own witch or wizards broomstick! Complete your scary outfit by getting your face painted too! Brave the Halloween trail around the the extra spooky museum grounds – do you have what it takes to find all the clues? Mwahahaha!

Normal museum admission applies, please note that some of the activities on site may have an additional charge.

Halloween fun at Avoncroft



Trick or Treat – Fright Nights!

Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th & Tuesday  31st October

Are you brave enough to trick or treat with us?

If so join us on Saturday,Sunday or Tuesday when we have a ghoulish evening of scary fright night adventures planned for you!

This is a fun event, however, there will be scares (and sweets), parental discretion is strongly advised, due to the nature of the event it may not be suitable for younger visitors and people of a sensitive disposition.

Tours start at 6.30pm, each tour can take 15 people (due to the small size of some of the buildings). The site will be dark, so wrap up and watch out! Tours will start promptly, the Edwardian Tea Room will be open, but make sure you are ready on time or face the wrath of the Avoncroft spirits! Mwahahahahaha!

Tickets are £9 per person for non-members and £7 per person for members.

Please contact the Museum to book tickets 01527 889970. Early booking is essential as this is always a sell out event!

Clown, pumpkins and ghoulish characters at a table



Firework-free Bonfire Night

Sunday 5th November

We’ve left out the Gunpowder – so our firework-free Bonfire Night is a great draw for all those who don’t like the bangs and whizzes, and our traditional bonfire is complete with a real Guy Fawkes!

Young visitors can create firework crafts and help build our Guy from 3.00pm, then join us round the bonfire as night falls. We will keep rumbling tummies full with a BBQ and jacket potatoes and watch out for Guy Fawkes who is on the run!

Really good family fun, but definitely no fireworks!

Tickets are £3 per person (adults and children)

and are available from our Museum shop or call 01527 889970.



Avoncroft Museum - Firework-free Bonfire Night - large bonfire with crowd watching


Stir-up Sunday

Sunday 26th November

Get the family involved in those early Christmas preparations and make your very own Christmas pudding together. Roll your sleeves up and make your Christmas pudding and don’t forget to stir in a Christmas wish! Creating your Christmas pudding masterpiece will take approximately 30 mins, before/after that you can write your letters to Father Christmas, make Christmas cards and Christmas decorations together.

Leave your family pudding with us and we will get it steamed for you – come back a couple of days later to collect it.

Tickets are £15 per family (up to 5 people) one pudding per family, all ingredients are provided.

Pre-booking is advised please call 01527 889970.


Little girl baking with christmas tree in background



Candlelit Christmas

Saturday 2nd December

Start Christmas with traditional magic at our magical Candlelit Christmas evening. Its easy to get in the festive spirit with carols singers, bell ringers, live music, roasted chestnuts, entertainers and snow!

Browse around the Christmas Fair in the Guesten Hall which will be filled with unique gifts perfect for Christmas. Keep warm with a mulled wine or cider as you walk around the museum site which will lit for Christmas. Visit the Avoncroft residents in our traditionally decorated houses who will be preparing for the forthcoming festive season and discover traditional Christmas preparations through the ages.

A perfect event to start off the Christmas season.This is a sell out event every year, dont miss out.

Pre-booking is essential – tickets on sale Monday 23rd October

Tickets are Adults – £8, Children £5 – please call to book on 01527 889970


Traditional fairground organ



Deck the Halls!

Tuesday 5th – Friday 8th December

Tuesday 12th – Friday 15th December

Tuesday 19th – Friday 22nd December

Christmas is coming and our historic houses will be traditionally  decorated for the festivities, illustrating seasonal traditions through the ages. To meet the residents preparing for the forthcoming celebrations with craft, baking and handmade decorations,  visit in the afternoons.

Normal admission charges apply.





Christmas Carols in the Mission Church

Saturday 16th December, 5.00pm

Join us for a simple and traditional carol service in our Mission Church. Free to attend


Father Christmas at Avoncroft

Saturday 16th, Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd December

Father Christmas has taken time out of his busy schedule to visit his favourite museum. Have a go at festive craft while you wait for ‘the big man’ to arrive with his sack full of presents! Father Christmas will meet everyone as a group and will have a gift for each child, there will also be time for photos before he has to go and check on the reindeer!

Tickets are £7.99 per child, children can be accompanied by a maximum of two adults. Pre-booking essential!

Tickets will be on sale from Monday 23rd October.

Event information.
The event is held in a room accessible only by stairs
Father Christmas will meet all the children in the session as a group
Each child will receive a gift worth a minimum of £4.99