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



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 puddings with us and we will get them steamed for you – come back a few days later to collect them.

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

Sessions are running between 11.00am and 3.00pm

Pre-booking is essential, please call 01527 889970.

For more information look on our Workshops and Courses page


Little girl baking with christmas tree in background

Christmas Pudding making

Tuesday 28th November

Run by the professional steamed pudding maker, Don Bridges, of “The Pudding Shop” in Upton-upon-Severn. Don will guide you through the ingredients and their uses, as well as the traditions of the Christmas pudding in a friendly, fun and productive course. All materials and seasonal light refreshments are provided and you can pick up your steamed pudding a few days after the course.

Find out more or book your place by phoning the Museum on 01527 889970 or emailing

Pre-booking is essential

For more information look on our Workshops and Courses page


Candlelit Christmas

Saturday 2nd December 7.00pm – 10.00pm

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 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