What’s On This Autumn

We have a range of talks, workshops, and craft activities coming up this autumn.  All events are socially-distanced and must be pre-booked online. Adults are asked to wear a face-covering indoors.  The new toilets are open, the site is fully accessible, and there is free car parking on site.  At most events our mini cafe will be open for drinks and snacks.

Monthly Talks

Tues 10 November, 7pm – Talk: 180 Years of the Gloucestershire Constabulary

Sue Webb, force archivist with Glos police force, looks at the Constabulary in the historic county of Gloucestershire (which used to include South Glos).

Tues 1 December, 7pm – Talk: Magic in Medieval Communities
Dr Tabitha Stanmore explores the role magic played in medieval people’s everyday lives.

Tickets are £5 for all Talks.  We are also live-streaming selected talks on Zoom for those who cannot get a ticket, or who do not feel happy going out and about yet. Full details and booking links (for in-person and online talks) can be found on the Barn website



Sat 24 October 10.30am – Make your own Felt Hat from Scratch with Fi Harris

The Hatting Industry was a major employer in the Frampton-Winterbourne area in the 1700 and 1800s. Get a glimpse into what’s involved by using wet-felting techniques to turn wool fibres into felt, and then design and create your very own hat – serious or frivolous!  Expert tuition and fun from Fi Harris of FELTbyFi.

Sat 5 December, 10am – Christmas Fabric Wreath workshop
There are only a few tickets left for all these workshops, so book now!

Family Fun

Halloween Spooktacular on Wed 28th October
Tell Trails – A Medieval Christmas on Sat 28 November

Family activities last around 2 hours and cost £5 per family. They are aimed at children aged 5-11 but pre-schoolers are welcome to join in.  Covid regulations apply and pre-booking a timed slot is essential. Full details on the Barn website or book directly on ticketsource .



Monthly Tea and Tour
First Thursday afternoon of the month. Enjoy a cuppa while your hear about the history of the Barn and medieval rural society. Then have a look around the newly-refurbished West Barn and the rest of the site as well as the Medieval Barn itself.  Book online.

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