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



Gothic Horrors! Halloween Trick or Treat Nights!

Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th and Wednesday 31st October, gates creek open at 6.30pm

Everything looks different by the light of the waning moon, visit Avoncroft this Halloween for a night of the weird and the macabre as your group tours the Museum on the hunt for treats!

Book your tickets, if you dare, to follow the route around the Museum’s grounds and buildings, who knows who you might meet in the dark! Round off your evening with a trip on the miniature Ghost Train and a hot drink in our Edwardian Tea Room to soothe those jangling nerves!

This event will be spooky, creepy, and some may say scary, therefore discretion is advised for those of a sensitive disposition! 

Tickets on sale now! Please book in advance as places are limited. Tickets are for entry to the booked tour-time only, please arrive at least 10 minutes early to make sure you are ready to set off.

Adults and children £9 per person, Avoncroft Members adults and children £7 per person.

Please note this event takes place when it is dark, so you may like to bring a torch.


Autumn Half Term: Gothic Gargoyles

Tuesday 30th October to Friday 2nd November

Avoncroft has gone Gothic this Half Term holiday! Create your own gothic gargoyle to take home, weave a woollen spider’s web and see what it catches or make a mask fit for a gothic drama. Listen to some spooky tales before you hunt for the bones a couple of careless skeletons have lost on our Bone Collector children’s trail and even create your own gothic masterpiece.

The ponies will be visiting the Museum to give pony rides and our local Model Engineers will also be running their miniature trains (Tuesday to Thursday only).

Book your place for selected craft activities when you arrive, additional charges apply for some activities.



Windmill Sailing

Sunday 4th November

Come and see our historic Windmill in action! Our Miller and team of specially-trained volunteers will be unfurling the sailcloths on our 19th-century Windmill and (weather permitting) will be sailing. Avoncroft’s own stoneground flour is available to buy in our Shop.



Fireworks-Free Bonfire Night

Monday 5th November, 5pm

Remember, remember…. to join us for a traditional bonfire celebration! There are no fireworks at our event so it’s suitable for young children as well as those that don’t enjoy noisy fireworks, and dogs on leads are also welcome!

Our doors open at 5.00pm for children’s craft activities in New Guesten Hall, before everyone gathers for the bonfire being lit at 6.30pm. There will be a barbecue and hot chocolate available near the bonfire or our Edwardian Tea Room will be open too.

If you bring your own sparklers please put them in the water buckets provided when they have gone out and remember to wear gloves too! 

Tickets £3 per person, children under 12 months free

Please note this event takes place when it is dark, so you may like to bring a torch.



Candlelit Christmas Evening

Saturday 1st December, 7.00pm to 10.00pm

Our popular start to the Christmas season returns again this year! Join us for an evening of merry music, delicious food and a glass of something warming, as you wander the Museum’s grounds and historic buildings lit by candles, lanterns and Christmas lights. Pick up some Christmas presents and maybe find some things for your own Christmas list too in our Museum Shop. It’s an evening to put you in a festive mood for the month ahead!

Tickets on sale soon!

Please note this event takes place when it is dark, so you may like to bring a torch.