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!


Halloween Half Term

Tuesday 25th October – Sunday 30th October.

Creep down to Avoncroft this half term for ‘spook-tacular’ fun. Make your own witch’s broomstick, listen to Tales from the Crypt, ride the Ghost Train (Tuesday only – charge applies), create your own creepy crafts, brave the hidden horrors trail and carve your own pumpkin (£4).
Dont forget to see if you can frighten the Avoncroft staff by wearing your best Halloween costume!


Halloween fun at Avoncroft



Trick or Treat

Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th & Monday 31st October – Tours start from 6.30pm, last tour 9.00pm.

Are you brave enough to trick or treat with us? If so join us on Saturday,Sunday or Monday night when we have a ghoulish evening planned for you!

This is a fun event, however there will be scares (and sweets), parental discretion is advised as it may not be suitable for very young visitors and people of a sensitive disposition.

Tickets are £8 each for non-members and £6 each for members. Please call to book on 01527 831363. Early booking is advised as this event always sells out!


Avoncroft Halloween graveyard




Bonfire Night

Saturday 5th November, 2.00pm – 6.00pm, £3 (£1 members)

We have the perfect Bonfire Night planned for those that don’t like the bangs and whizzes!


Our Bonfire Night has no fireworks, join us from 2pm – 4pm to make a bonfire lantern and help build the ‘Guy’, then take part in the Lantern procession up to the bonfire.

See if you can spot Guy Fawkes sneaking around, enjoy the music and we have a barbecue for those rumbling tummies!

Tickets are £3 (£1 for members) after 4pm – tickets are available in the shop or by calling 01527 889970

Guy Fawkes at Avoncroft Museum Bonfire Night - 5th November




Workshop: Christmas wreath making

Tuesday 15th November, 10.00am – 1.00pm, £10 (£5 members)

Willow wreaths and kissing boughs are a traditional adornments for the home over the festive season. Steeped in history and cultural significance, these attractive items welcome visitors to your door.

Learn how to make and decorate a Christmas wreath. The structure will last for years and can be redecorated each year to provide that personal touch.

Not only will you have your own creation to take home with you, but you will also learn the basic willow weaving skills to make other items.

The course will be run by our own creative tutors.  All materials and light refreshments from our award- winning Tea Room are provided.

Find out more or book your place by phoning the Museum 01527 831363 or emailing

First World War Food

Thursday 17th November 6.00pm – 9.00pm

An evening of music, films, short talks, exhibitions, tasting and demonstrations exploring what Christmas and everyday life was like 100 years ago, when at the mid-point of the First World War, food shortages had resulted in rising prices and queues for many basic foodstuffs. Housewives with much ingenuity and constant advice nevertheless prepared for Christmas.

There will be opportunities to try local jam and Christmas puddings, take a look at WWI recipes, view exhibitions on WWI, drink some mulled wine and do a little Christmas shopping and to enter our WWI bake-off.
Bread was central to most people’s diet in this era so you will be able to sample WWI style bread made from flour milled in Avoncroft’s working Edwardian Lister Mill.

There is no admission charge for this event but booking is required Book Tickets

Workshop: family Christmas pudding making

Sunday 20th November.  Tickets £15.

Following the enormous success of the full course last year, we are offering families the opportunity to take part in the traditional stirring of the pudding – without all the hassle. We provide the ingredients, the bowl and even steam the pudding for you.  Follow our traditional recipe or make your very own version by using your favourite ingredients and leaving out the ones you’re not so keen on!  You know what is in the pudding, soall of your family can enjoy this popular Christmas tradition.  All ingredients are provided and you can pick the steamed pudding up from our shop a few days later.

Find out more or book your place by phoning the Museum 01527 831363 or emailing



Workshop: Christmas pudding making

Tuesday 22nd November.  Tickets £25.

Following its enormous success last year, we are running this course again.

“Inspiring” was amongst many words of praise for this course 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 01527 831363 or emailing



Workshop: Christmas decorations & gifts

Thursday 1st December, 10.00am – 12.30pm. Tickets £15 (£10 for members)

This excellent course, run by our experienced tutor, proved very successful last year and participants said that it “exceeded expectations”.  Spend the morning making a range of hand crafted traditional Christmas decorations and gifts.  All materials are provided along with seasonal light refreshments.

Find out more or book your place by phoning the Museum 01527 831363 or emailing


Candlelit Christmas

Saturday 3rd December




* Windmill sailing: weather permitting, our team of volunteers will sail the windmill and visitors can see it in action. If the weather is not suitable, volunteers will be available to show visitors around the windmill.

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