A unique medieval site

Winterbourne Medieval Barn is a building of national importance. Built in 1342, just a few years before the great plagues swept across England, the barn is a unique survival of the medieval agrarian economy. 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 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

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Under the Sea Family Activities

Date: 26th September 2020

Time: 10am - 5pm

Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn

Under the Sea Family Activities

This September we’re heading below the waves to meet creatures of the deep. Sign up for our family activity day where we’ll be getting arty and crafty!

Wedding Inspiration Day

Date: 3rd October 2020

Time: 10:00 - 15:00

Experience Winterbourne Medieval Barn as it could be on your wedding day. A selection of local suppliers have dressed the barn to impress and will be around to chat, so it’s the perfect time to visit. It’s free to come along, but booking is essential. We can’t wait to meet you!


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.