Heritage Open Days

Start date: 18th September 2021

End date: 19th September 2021

Time: 10am - 5pm

Location: The Barn

Winterbourne Medieval Barn, built in 1342, is a unique surviving example of a great medieval Barn built by a gentry family. Constructed using green timber methods, cutting edge technology for the time, it has been described as a magnificent example of the builders craft. Come and look around this beautiful building, set in rural South Gloucestershire, just outside Bristol.

The Main Barn will be open for you to look around at your leisure. Our gardeners will also be on hand to show you around the kitchen garden and there will be materials available for a spot of botanical drawing should you feel like getting creative. Our resident artist for the weekend, Holly Dunham, will be on hand to offer hints and tips as she completes a painting of the local landscape. Holly’s work celebrates nature with canvases filled with colour, vibrant flowers and atmospheric skies, and will be exhibited throughout the Barn site. Find out more about Holly’s work here.

There’ll be plenty on offer for families across the weekend. Drop into the Cartshed Cookery School to find out all about medieval cooking and have a taste of days gone by! Our pop up cafe will also be open for more modern tastes!

Why not combine your visit with a trip to St Michael’s Church next door? Check their listing for times. We’re also located next to Monks Pool Nature Reserve which makes the Barn an ideal starting point for exploring the local landscape.

All activities are free of charge although we are asking visitors to book a free morning or afternoon slot so that we can control numbers if we need to in line with covid restrictions at the time. Morning: 10am to 1.30pm. Afternoon: 1.30 – 5pm. Please arrive at any time within your time slot.

Look out for the A Board and bunting on the lane to direct you to the entrance of the Barn. Limited car parking is available onsite. We have plenty of cycle parking for those travelling by bike. The Barn is a short ten minute walk from Winterbourne High Street.


Please note parking for this event will be on site at the Barn, BS36 1SE