Heritage Open Days

Start date: 9th September 2023
End date: 10th September 2023
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval 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 with some of our volunteer tour guides on hand to answer any questions you have about our beautiful site.

Following the theme of “Creativity Unwrapped” we will have examples of some Medieval Creativity on display, including artefacts kindly leant to us by the University of Bristol and some examples recreated by local school children. There will even be a chance to decorate your own illuminated letter or mosaic.
Our pop up café will also be open serving a small selection of drinks and snacks.

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 morning or afternoon slot so that we can control numbers if we need to. Morning: 11am to 1:30pm. Afternoon: 1.30 – 4pm. Please arrive at any time within your time slot.

Look out for the brown signs on Winterbourne High Street to direct you to The Barn and follow the pink bunting to the entrance!
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