Workshops & courses

Avoncroft Museum offers a wide range of creative and informative one-day courses for adults, including heritage crafts and traditional skills, as well as workshops and lectures about fascinating historical subjects.

Our current courses are detailed below:

Family Christmas Pudding Making Sunday 26th November £15*
Christmas Pudding Making Tuesday 28th November £35*
Christmas Wreath Making Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th November Friday 1st and Thursday 7th December.      Also evenings 30th November & 6th December £15
Christmas Tree Willow Tuesday 5th December £20

* Member discount applies

Please email courses@avoncroft.org.uk for more details and to book your place.

Correct 14/10/2017

 

 

Family Christmas Pudding Making

Sunday 26th November, 11:00am – 11:20am. Tickets £15 (£12.50 for members)

Sunday 26th November, 11:30am – 11:50am. Tickets £15 (£12.50 for members)

Sunday 26th November, 12:00pm – 12:20pm. Tickets £15 (£12.50 for members)

Sunday 26th November, 1:30pm – 1:50pm. Tickets £15 (£12.50 for members)

Sunday 26th November, 2:00pm – 2:20pm. Tickets £15 (£12.50 for members)

Sunday 26th November, 2:30pm – 2:50pm. Tickets £15 (£12.50 for members)

Following the enormous success of the full course last year we are again offering families the opportunity to take part in the traditional stirring of the pudding – without all the hassle.

The Christmas pudding activity takes around 20 minutes and is designed for families including children of all ages. Each family group has a table, mixing bowls and utensils, and the ingredients are all pre weighed. The family will mix all the ingredients together, following instructions, and will make their wishes! The mixture is then put into a pair of pudding bowls, labelled and left with us. The puddings will be professionally steamed and then available to pick up from the shop a week later.

There are also other activities in the New Guesten Hall including Letter to Santa, Card Making and Decoration Making so there is plenty for families and children to do. The ticket price covers all of the activities mentioned above.

Find out more or book your place by phoning the Museum on 01527 831363 or emailing courses@avoncroft.org.uk

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Christmas Pudding Making

Tuesday 28th November, 10:00am – 1:00pm. Tickets £35 (£30.00 for members)

“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 on 01527 831363 or emailing courses@avoncroft.org.uk

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Christmas Wreath making

Wednesday 29th November 10:00 am – 1:00 pm SOLD OUT

Wednesday 29th November 1:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Thursday 30th, November 10:00 am – 1:00 pm SOLD OUT

Thursday 30th November 1:45 pm – 4:45 pm SOLD OUT

Thursday 30th November (evening) 6,30 pm – 9,30 pm

Friday 1st December 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. SOLD OUT

Friday 1st December 1:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Wednesday 6th December (evening) 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm SOLD OUT

Thursday 7th December 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Thursday 7th December 1:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Tickets £15

Willow wreaths and kissing boughs are 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 Edwardian Tea Room are provided.

Find out more or book your place by phoning the Museum on 01527 831363 or emailing courses@avoncroft.org.uk

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Christmas Tree Willow

Tuesday 5th December, 10:00am – 1:00pm. Tickets £20 SOLD OUT

Tuesday 5th December, 1:45pm – 4:45pm. Tickets £20 SOLD OUT

Christmas Trees are a traditional part of Christmas celebrations. We are pairing up the even more traditional craft of weaving with willow with the Christmas Tree shape. Construct your own willow Christmas table decoration in the shape of a tree. You will be incorporating some battery powered lights and choice of decorations.

The structure will last for years and you can redecorate your tree each year to freshen it up. 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 seasonal light refreshments from our Edwardian Tea Room are provided.

Find out more or book your place by phoning the Museum on 01527 831363 or emailing courses@avoncroft.org.uk

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