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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Date: 17th July 2022

Time: 2pm

Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn


Family friendly theatre. Escape this Summer with Rapunzel – an exhilarating, heart-warming production about one girl’s longing to break free from her imposed lockdown and explore the world outside.With wicked witches, lovable trolls, a fairytale Prince and miles of golden hair, Rapunzel is the perfect breath of fresh air for all ages. IKP’s trademark “delightfully […]

ZOOM TALK: Medieval trade exports in the Bristol region and their story in our local area

This ticket is to view the talk online over Zoom. Please buy one ticket per device. The viewing link will be sent out at least 1 hour before the start time. Pieces of Ham Green Ware were found on our site by Wessex Archaeology in 2017; what is the story behind them and what has […]


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.