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!





Candlelit Christmas

Saturday 3rd December, 7.00pm – 10.00pm.
Tickets Adults £8, Children £5 (Members – Adults £4, Children £2)

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Start Christmas the traditional way with with our magical Candlelit Christmas evening.

Get in the festive spirit with traditional choirs singing carols and live music, browse around the local craft markets and do some early Christmas shopping, see the museum twinkle for Christmas and don’t miss out on the the delicious food and drink on offer.

A perfect way to start off the Christmas season.

This is a sell out event every year, don’t miss out!

Please call the Museum Shop to book on 01527 889970


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Yuletide at Avoncroft

Tuesdays & Wednesdays between 6th – 21st December from 3.00pm – 9.00pm. Tickets £8 per person

Traditional Christmas table in the Toll House

Step back into a traditional Christmas experience at our Yuletide event.

Come and see Avoncroft twinkle for Christmas, visit our re-enactors in the houses and help them to prepare for a traditional Christmas by having a go at tradtional christmas craft activities. Enjoy music in the Church then indulge in a festive treat in our Edwardian Tearoom.

Yuletide at Avoncroft runs on Tuesdays & Wednesdays between the 6th – 21st of December from 3pm-9pm. Tickets are £8 per person and include Christmas activities and a festive treat (glass of bubbly, or alternative soft drink and sweet treat).

Why not extend your stay and indulge yourselves by booking a Christmas High Tea in our Edwardian Tearoom – £16.99 per person (pre-booking essential).

Tickets are available in advance or on the day, book by calling our shop on 01527 889970.


Avoncroft Elves

Fridays & Saturdays between 9th – 23rd December from 3.00pm – 7.00pm

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Santa needs lots of help to get ready for Christmas!

Come and join the Avoncroft Elves and help Santa get ready for the big day. There are activities to get involved in around the museum, including helping to make and decorate gingerbread men and polishing the sleigh bells ready for the reindeer (included in admission price).

You can also visit Santa in his grotto and recieve a small gift too! (Grotto price – £7 per child, gift value is min. £4.99)

Avoncroft Elves runs on Fridays & Saturdays between the 9th – 23rd of December from 3.00pm-7.00pm. Activities around the museum are included in the admission cost. Grotto admission is £7 per child. Grotto tickets can be purchased on arrival.

There is no advance booking for this event.


Christmas Carol Service

 Saturday 17th December, service starts at 5.00pm – FREE Event

Attend the annual Christmas Carol service in our Mission Church. No tickets or prebooking is required for this event but spaces in the Mission Church are limited.


Christmas Ghost Stories

Sunday 18th December, 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Tickets £12 per person

Actor dressed as a vicar in a spooky setting

‘Yule be chilled to the bone!’, Christmas Ghost stories is a Victorian theatre show featuring original spine-chillers in a vintage vein. An evening of vengeful revenants, restless spirits and malevolent ghouls is guaranteed for those brave enough to join us!

Prebooking essential – please contact the Museum shop on 01527 889970.

Read a review of the show here






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