Important Information for Visitors Regarding COVID-19.

Keeping everyone safe is important to us, so we are asking all of our visitors to help us to do that, by following these guidelines:

  • If you have any cold, flu, or COVID-19 symptoms, please take a lateral flow test to confirm your negative status immediately before attending an event. Please show confirmation of your negative result to a member of the team when you arrive.
  • We will ask anyone showing any cold, flu, or other COVID-19 symptoms who visits the Barn to wear a face covering at all times when indoors.
  • Refunds will not be issued routinely, but may be authorised on a case by case basis, and may require proof of a positive test result.
  • We encourage anyone who has any cold, flu, or other COVID-19 symptoms to say at home until they feel better
  • We encourage everyone to wear a face covering while indoors

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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Tai Chi

Date: 24th August 2022

Time: 10:30am and 11:45am

Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn

Tai Chi

We offer 2 Tai Chi sessions each Wednesday. One at 10:30am – 11:30am and the other at 11:45am – 12:45pm. £5 per class, or £30 for 6 classes payable on the door – includes tea and biscuits afterwards. Join Jenny on Wednesday at either 10.30am or 11:45am at Winterbourne Medieval Barn for about half an […]

Berry basket weaving workshop

Date: 27th August 2022

Time: 10am - 4pm

Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn

Berry basket weaving workshop

Join willow sculptor Sarah Edwards for this full day workshop where you will weave a fabulous basket from locally sourced willow. Perfect for collecting home-grown produce, foraging for berries, or a stylish eco-friendly option for popping to the shops. Please bring good secateurs and a stanley knife. All other materials will be provided. Tea & […]


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.