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.

Please note, some of our courses will take place in upstairs rooms. For further information please contact our shop 01527889970 or email courses@avoncroft.org.uk.

Dates for our 2018 courses are detailed below, more will be added soon:

Basket Weaving Course Thursday 8th February £50 (members £45)
Medieval Herbal Remedies Workshop Saturday 3rd March £50 (Members £45)
Medieval Herbal Garden Design Saturday 10th March £65 (Members £60)
Felt Making Workshop Thursday 15th March £50 (Members £45)
Garden Hazel Workshop Tuesday 24th April £35 (Members £30)
Garden Willow Weaving Thursday 26th April £35 (Members £30)

* Member discount applies

To book a place on any of the courses above, please call our shop 01527889970

Please email courses@avoncroft.org.uk for more details.

Correct 18/12/2017

 

 

Basket Weaving Course

Thursday 8th February 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Basket weaving is a ancient craft using natural and sustainable resources to produce a wide range of items.

Learn how to weave two types of willow basket and not only will you have your own creations to take home with you, but you will also learn the basic willow weaving skills. The course will be run by our own creative tutors. All materials, lunch and and light refreshments from our Edwardian Tea Room are provided.

Find out more or book your place by phoning the Museum on 01527 889970 or emailing courses@avoncroft.org.uk

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Medieval Herbal Remedies Workshop

Saturday 3rd March, 10:30am – 4:00pm. Price to be advised

This very popular course is back again. Our expert tutor will introduce you to the remedies of yesteryear, how the ideas about medicine developed in Europe and explain some of the theories behind the uses of herbs as remedies. You will then be guided through the production of a range of herbal remedies including oils, ointments and tinctures.

All materials, lunch 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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Medieval Herbal Garden Design

Saturday 10th March, 10:30am – 4:00pm. £65 (Members £60)

This is a new course aimed at those who are keen to plant their own Herbal Garden. You will be guided through the selection of plants you need, tailored to the remedies you would like to make. The day will furnish you with the knowledge and understanding required to grow, harvest and store the ingredients for herbal remedies. During the latter part of the day you will design your own herbal garden with help and guidance from two of our well qualified staff. Due to the nature of this course and the personalisation of the designs to fit your needs and your growing space, we are keeping the group size to a maximum of 8 people.

All materials, lunch 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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Felt Making Workshop

Thursday 15th March, 10:30am – 4:00pm. £50 (Members £45)

The return of the wet felting course to Avoncroft Museum. A very popular course where past participants have been amazed at the quality and beauty of the felt items they have produced. Victoria Barrett who runs the local Simply Alpaca farm is a superb tutor and is able to guide and advise novices and more experienced felters alike.
Lovely colours and textures combined with pattern and structure combine in this most ancient of fabric making techniques to produce items you will be pleased to call your own.

All materials, lunch 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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Garden Hazel Workshop

Tuesday 24th April, 10:30am – 1:00pm. £35 (Members £30)

People have been using hazel to make fences and a wide range of other items for thousands of years. Learn how to use hazel to make garden borders and make and take home your own hazel fence panel.

No previous experience is needed and 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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Garden Willow Weaving

Thursday 26th April, 10:30am – 1:00pm. £35 (Members £30)

Willow is an incredibly versatile material which has been used for thousands of years to make thousands of different objects. Join us to create and take home your own willow structures for your garden, including climbing plant frame, bird feeder and maybe even a dragonfly.

No previous experience is needed and 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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