Important Information for Visitors Regarding COVID-19.

We are open! All of our events are run in line with current government guidelines.

See our full events listings here.

For our events, please bear in mind:

  • Pre-booked tickets are preferred so we can manage numbers.
  • We ask 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.

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

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West Gallery Afternoon Performance

Date: 4th December 2021

Time: 3pm

Location: The Barn

Join Bristol Harmony West Gallery Quire for this afternoon concert of festive music from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Talk: A Medieval Christmas: The Christmas Season in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

What was Christmas like in medieval times? Join Ad Putter to discuss the finest Middle English romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, providing fresh insights into the Christmas traditions and customs of former times.


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.