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 currently running some socially distanced outdoor events, and then indoor events from 17th May, as the government relax restrictions.

See our full events listings here.

When we are able to accept visitors, 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.

Spoon Carving Workshop

Date: 22nd May 2021

Time: 10am - 5pm

Location: The Barn

Spoon Carving Workshop

Come and learn the craft of wooden spoon carving. Spend the day with Jeffrey learning to carve a beautiful and functional wooden spoon. This fun and relaxed day long course includes a lovely lunch.

Lecture: The People’s Mosquito (in person)

Date: 1st June 2021

Time: 7pm

Location: The Barn

Lecture: The People’s Mosquito (in person)

The People’s Mosquito has a vision to build and return a de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito FB.VI to the skies above Britain. Join David Smith to find out all about this exciting project and about the Mosquito’s place in history.

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.