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


Summer Fun! The great Avoncroft bake-off

Monday 21st – Friday 25th August

Calling all junior cooks! Test your culinary skills and get ‘cooking’ in our bake-off themed week. But before you do, could you help out with our historic household chores around the museum?



Bank Holiday family fun!

Monday 28th August

End August with an awesome day at Avoncroft! Celebrate the end of the summer with traditional Bank Holiday fun for all the family.



Summer Fun! The big Avoncroft dig

Tuesday 28th August – Friday 1st September

Avoncroft needs some young archaeologists to help excavate treasures and important artefacts. Will you discover a Roman mosaic, an English king or a long lost building?





Heritage Open Days

Thursday 7th & Sunday 10th September

Take advantage of our FREE entry days as part of National Heritage Open Days.

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Open air cinema – Their Finest (12A)

Friday 8th September, 7.30pm

A chance to sit back and relax with nibbles under the stars and enjoy the wartime romantic drama Their Finest in the grounds of Avoncroft museum.

This witty, romantic drama set in 1940 stars Gemma Arterton as Catrin, a newly appointed scriptwriter for propaganda films during the Blitz.


Sit back and relax on New Guesten Hall lawn with your bubbles and snacks, and enjoy the magic of the movies under the stars!

The gates will open at 7.30pm and the show will start at 8.00pm prompt.

Tickets are £7 for adults and £5 for concessions.

Tickets are on sale in advance from Artrix box office  – 01527 577330.

Their Finest movie poster



A night at the museum – Camping

Saturday 16th September

Bring your tent, pack your sleeping bag and join us for a night under canvas at the Museum.  There will be camping adventures as the sun sets, before settling down with storytelling around the campfire.

Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 5th Sept at 10.30am, there are only 30 pitches available, and a payment must be made to secure booking.

Camping tickets are £30 each – This is for one tent maximum of 6 people. There will be an additional £5 charge for any extra people in the tent (max 8 people per tent).



A knight’s tale

Sat 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!