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!

March

Mother’s Day – Free entry for Mums!

Sunday 26th March

Mums can try their hand at a whole host of rural and traditional crafts for free. Make Mum feel really special and book a delicious afternoon tea too! (Pre-booking essential)

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Woodcraft – Garden Borders

Saturday 25th March,

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Woodcraft – Garden Wicker

Sunday 26th March,

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April

The Herbal Garden

Saturday 1st April,

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Creative Writing

Tuesday 4th April, 10.00am – 1.00pm. Tickets £15 (£10 for members)

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Spinning

Thursday 6th April,

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Story Telling Café

Thursday 13th April 7.30 pm – 10 pm

Bringing storytelling back to adult audiences.

We present the best national and international storytellers as well as providing a platform for local and emerging tellers, offering you excellent storytelling and a great night out. Storytelling has traditionally been a sociable occasion, so we create a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and all you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the stories. Delicious refreshments and tempting cakes are available from Avoncroft’s own café staff. All of this in the comfortable and evocative setting of the Coffee lounge in the timber frame string of horses building.

Tickets are £7 and refreshments are available from 7.00 pm

Find out more or book your place by phoning the Museum on 01527 831363 or emailing courses@avoncroft.org.uk

 

The Secret Gardens

Mon 10th – Fri 14th

Spring has sprung, and it’s time to get busy in the garden. Come along in the Easter holidays, get your wellies on and join in with planting, digging and green fingered activities galore.

 

 

Easter Monday – Family Fun Day

Mon 17th

We’ll be recreating the fun of a traditional village fair at our Spring Family Fun day, with swing boats, garden games and traditional food and drink stands. Get out of the house and join the celebrations.

 

The Secret Gardens

Tues 18th – Friday 21st

For the final week in the Easter break head outdoors and be inspired by the natural world, we have plenty of outdoor and wildlife activities to keep you busy.

 

 

May

Traditional May Day

Mon 1st

Celebrate May Day as communities have for centuries with Maypole dancing, Morris-dancing, mummers plays, 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.

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Creative Writing

Tuesday 2nd May,

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Basket Weaving

Tuesday 16th May,

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Birds of Avoncroft

Thursday 18th May,

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Story Telling Café

Friday 19th May 7.30 pm – 10 pm

Bringing storytelling back to adult audiences.

We present the best national and international storytellers as well as providing a platform for local and emerging tellers, offering you excellent storytelling and a great night out. Storytelling has traditionally been a sociable occasion, so we create a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and all you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the stories. Delicious refreshments and tempting cakes are available from Avoncroft’s own café staff. All of this in the comfortable and evocative setting of the Coffee lounge in the timber frame string of horses building.

Tickets are £7 and refreshments are available from 7.00 pm

Find out more or book your place by phoning the Museum on 01527 831363 or emailing courses@avoncroft.org.uk

National Mills Weekend

Sat 13th & Sun 14th

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

14th May

Vintage and modern, bugs and vans; celebrate everything Volkswagen at our VW day. Check out the stands selling VW memorabilia and make a day of it, with craft activities to try and hot and cold refreshments available in the grounds.

 

A night at the Museum

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.

Ticket prices and release – TBC

 

 

Blackwork

Tuesday 23rd May,

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Famous Five go to Avoncroft

29th May – 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.