Important Information for Visitors Regarding COVID-19.

In line with the latest government guidance, the Barn will be closed until 2nd December. We very much hope to re-open from 3rd December, lockdown restrictions permitting. In the meantime, our planned events over this time have been rescheduled. Tickets remain valid for the new dates. See our full events listings here.

For 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

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.

Fabric Wreath Making – Afternoon Workshop

Date: 5th December 2020

Time: 2 - 4.30pm

Location: The Barn

Fabric Wreath Making – Afternoon Workshop

A twist on the traditional wreath, in this workshop create a beautiful fabric wreath for your home. Explore festive textiles, colours, and embellishments to make a unique decoration that’s perfect for displaying year after year.

Lecture: Magic in Medieval Communities – now online

Date: 8th December 2020

Time: 7pm

Location: The Barn

Lecture: Magic in Medieval Communities – now online

In medieval England, magic and the supernatural were a part of everyday life. In this talk Dr Tabitha Stanmore will explore what role magic played in medieval people’s everyday experience.


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.