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




Deck the Halls!

Tuesday 5th – Friday 8th December

Tuesday 12th – Friday 15th December

Tuesday 19th – Friday 22nd December

Christmas is coming and our historic houses will be traditionally  decorated for the festivities, illustrating seasonal traditions through the ages. To meet the residents preparing for the forthcoming celebrations with craft, baking and handmade decorations,  visit in the afternoons.

Winter admission charges apply.






FREE entry for Lottery Players

Wednesday 13th, Thursday 14th & Friday 15th December

Avoncroft Museum is opening its doors for free to National Lottery players. 

It is one of 350 participating National Lottery funded visitor attractions across the UK in saying ‘thanks’ to people who have raised money for good causes by buying a lottery ticket.

Lottery Players who take advantage of the offer at Avoncroft will have the chance to experience Christmases past. As part of Avoncroft’s festive programme the Museum is hosting ‘Deck the Halls’, a chance to experience Christmas through the ages, with costumed re-enactors in the historic houses demonstrating seasonal traditions each weekday afternoon.

Terms & Conditions

  • One National Lottery ticket provides free entry for one adult (16 +), and children under 16 get in free with a lottery ticket bearing adult.
  • To qualify for this offer, a National Lottery ticket or scratch card must be presented in the Museum Shop on arrival.
  • All National Lottery games qualify for free entry, including tickets from any National Lottery draw based game (Lotto, Euromillions, Thunderball and HotPicks) or National Lottery Scratchcard. Proof of ticket can be paper or digital.
  • The offer is valid on Wednesday 13th, Thursday 14th and Friday 15th December only. Avoncroft Museum is open from 10.30-4pm. Costumed re-enactors will be in buildings from 1pm (Toll House, Town House, Prefab) demonstrating traditional Christmas activities. Activities may vary each day. Normal admission charges apply at all other times.
  • Avoncroft Museum has the right to refuse entry in the unlikely event of venue reaching capacity, as well as unforeseen circumstances.





Christmas Carols in the Mission Church

Saturday 16th December, 5.00pm

Join us for a simple and traditional carol service in our Mission Church. Free to attend


Father Christmas at Avoncroft

Saturday 16th, Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd December

Father Christmas has taken time out of his busy schedule to visit his favourite museum. Have a go at festive craft while you wait for ‘the big man’ to arrive with his sack full of presents! Father Christmas will meet everyone as a group and will have a gift for each child, there will also be time for photos before he has to go and check on the reindeer!

Tickets are £7.99 per child, children can be accompanied by a maximum of two adults. Pre-booking essential!

Tickets will be on sale from Monday 23rd October.

Event information.
The event is held in a room accessible only by stairs
Father Christmas will meet all the children in the session as a group
Each child will receive a gift worth a minimum of £4.99