Important Information for Visitors Regarding COVID-19.

In line with the latest government guidance, the Barn is remaining closed for the time being. We are looking forward to opening again when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, some events are taking place online. See our full events listings here.

When we are able to accept visitors to the Barn, please bear in mind:

  • Admittance is only for visitors with pre-booked tickets to manage numbers.
  • We ask all adults to wear a face mask while indoors (apart from when eating or drinking).
  • Visitors will be asked to check in on the NHS contact tracing app on arrival.
  • When booking for events, you will be able to book for a maximum of 6 people (one bubble per group).

If you have a query about an event, or our safety measures during this time, please contact jasmine.loveys@winterbournebarn.org.uk.

An intriguing medieval site

Winterbourne Medieval Barn is a building of national importance. Built in 1342, just a few years before the Black Death swept across England, the barn is an extraordinary survivor of our medieval past. It was commissioned by Thomas de Bradeston, who was Lord of the Manor of Winterbourne from 1328 until his death in 1360.

Major building works have recently been completed with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and many other generous funders and donors to revitalise the whole Barn complex into a community heritage site promoting the knowledge of medieval history, its architecture, agricultural landscape and people.

What happens at the Barn

As a multi-purpose venue we host a range of activities for the local community including family activities, music and theatre performances, craft workshops, a monthly lecture series, and our flagship events the Medieval Fayre and Orchard Harvest Days.

The Barn makes a unique and beautiful setting for a magical wedding day and is available for hire all year round. The Barn and seminar rooms can also be hired for celebration events, film shoots, and meetings. Get in touch to find out more.

Next Events

Click here to go to our full event listing page.

Tea and Tour February

Date: 4th February 2021

Time: 2pm

Location: The Barn

Tea and Tour February

Join us to find out more about the history of Winterbourne Medieval Barn. We’ll be serving tea in the Main Barn along with a talk about the sites heritage and a chance to look around the recently completed building works.

Apple Grafting Workshop

Date: 27th February 2021

Time: 10am - 4pm

Location: The Barn

Apple Grafting Workshop

Come and learn how to graft apple trees on this course under the tuition of Ben Raskin, a previous commercial fruit grower and an enthusiastic, effective and very knowledgeable teacher, now Head of Horticulture at The Soil Association.

Weddings

We’re now taking enquiries and bookings for wedding celebrations. The Barn and grounds make a spectacular backdrop for a special occasion. At Winterbourne Medieval Barn you have the flexibility to create an event that is as unique as you are. Check out our weddings page for more information.