Important Information for Visitors Regarding COVID-19.

In line with the latest government guidance, the Barn is remaining closed for the time being. We are hoping to run some socially distanced outdoor events from 12th April, and then indoor events from 17th May, as the government relax restrictions.

See our full events listings here.

When we are able to accept visitors, 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

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Family Crafts: Woodland Wonderland

Date: 14th April 2021

Time: 10am - 5pm

Location: Outdoors at the Barn

Family Crafts: Woodland Wonderland

This month we’re heading for the great outdoors as we celebrate all things Woodland Wonderland! We’ll be planting mini terrariums, creating hanging mobiles for your gardens, and making fairy doors for our woodland friends.

City Nature Challenge Trail

Date: 1st May 2021

Time: 10am - 2pm

Location: The Barn Grounds

City Nature Challenge Trail

Help the Bristol and Bath area defend its title as the best region in Europe for people and nature by joining us in an epic contest: to discover and record as much wildlife as possible. Pick up a trail map from the Barn before heading to Monks Pool.


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.