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

September

Avoncroft Explorers – Pre-school fun!

Thursday 21st September

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: Kick It! – 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

 

A Knight’s tale

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September

Thundering hooves and the clash of lances on steel! Watch in awe as the knights challenge each other in a mounted joust for a fair lady’s favour. Join us for a medieval spectacle straight out of the history books!

Stroll around the museum grounds and immerse yourself in medieval history, take part in the kiddie drills and see the knight practice their skill at arms drills. Visit the tented medieval village and between bouts talk to the knights, ladies, squires and meet the horses.

A spectacle for the whole family!

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Avoncroft Explorers – Pre-school fun!

Thursday 28th September

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: Flying lessons – 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

 

October

Avoncroft Explorers – Pre-school fun!

Thursday 5th 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: Hide and Seek – 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

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Wedding Fayre

Sunday 8th October

Join us in New Guesten Hall at Avoncroft Museum for our fabulous Autumn Wedding Fayre from 11.00am to 3.00pm.

Entry is free and you’ll be able to explore our beautiful grounds and meet with over 30 of the best local suppliers and services offering everything you will need for your big day.

To pre-register and claim your Goodie Bag please click here

Receive a complimentary glass of Prosecco on arrival courtesy of Avoncroft Museum!

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Avoncroft Explorers – Pre-school fun!

Thursday 12th 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: Leaf it Out 2 – 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

 

 

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

 

 

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.

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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!

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