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:

Blackwork Embroidery ††Thursday 17th May£45.00

Creative Writing Tuesday 8th May £15.00*
Garden Willow Weaving Wednesday 16th May NEW SESSION £35.00*
Creative Writing Tuesday 5th June £15.00*
Lavender Wand Making Sunday 8th July £17.50*
Creative Writing Tuesday 4th September £15.00*
Corn Dolly Making Sunday 16th September £17.50*
Creative Writing Tuesday 2nd October £15.00*

* Member discount applies †† Course run in an upstairs room

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

Correct 08/03/2018

 

Blackwork Embroidery

Thursday 17th May, 10:30am – 4:00pm. Tickets £45.00

Long Room

Blackwork or Spanish Blackwork is a form of embroidery which uses a simple technique to form intricate and striking surface decoration on fabric.

Our very experienced tutor will guide you in this traditional skill. The workshop will be held in the timber framed Long Room at the Museum which is accessed by a flight of stairs. All materials are supplied and a free lunch is included.

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

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Creative Writing

Tuesday 8th May, 10:00am – 1:00pm. Tickets £15.00 (£10.00 for members)

Granary

Tuesday 5th June, 10:00am – 1:00pm. Tickets £15.00 (£10.00 for members)

Airing Shelter

Tuesday 4th September, 10:00am – 1:00pm. Tickets £15.00 (£10.00 for members)

Threshing Barn

Tuesday 2nd October, 10:00am – 1:00pm. Tickets £15.00 (£10.00 for members)

Toll House

This course will be run in accomodation suitable for people with limited mobility.

Our popular course, inviting participants to explore Avoncroft’s collections creatively, returns for its second year!

Each of the iconic venues we will be using for this series of creative writing workshops offers its own time period and unique stimulus. No prior experience is needed to attend any of the workshops; participants can attend each workshop as a standalone activity, or treat them as a series.

Each session focuses on a particular building but the entire site is available for you to explore and inspire your writing!

Although the formal part of each creative writing workshop runs from 10.00am – 1.00 pm, participants are welcome to stay on after lunch time to take part in informal supported extended writing.

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

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Garden Willow Weaving

Wednesday 16th May, 10:30am – 1:00pm. Tickets £35.00 (£30.00 for members) SOLD OUT

Wednesday 16th May, 1:30pm – 4:00pm. Tickets £35.00 (£30.00 for members) NEW SESSION

Threshing Barn

Create your own garden willow structures to support your climbing plants, as well as adding a decorative aspect to your planting.

Our experienced tutor will guide you through the process of making willow structures that you can take home with you, in readiness for your spring planting. All materials and equipment 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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Lavender Wand Making

Sunday 8th July, 1:30pm – 4:00pm. Tickets £17.50 (£15.00 for members)

 

Lavender wands combine functionality, form and that lovely smell! Produce your own lavender wands and learn about their history, design and making. Our experienced tutors will guide you while you make your own lavender wands. All materials and light refreshments 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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Corn Dolly Making

Sunday 16th September, 1:30pm – 4:00pm. Tickets £17.50 (£15.00 for members)

Threshing Barn

English tradition and culture are woven in with the design, making and hanging of corn dollies. Our expert tutors will cover the history of this ancient skill (believed to date back to pagan times) and teach you how to make your own corn dolly to take home. All materials and light refreshments 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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