Medieval Fayre

Date: 9th June 2024
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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Experience the vivid displays of daily life in a medieval military camp as living history group, The Company of Chivalry, portray life in the 14th century.  
There will be a full programme of activities throughout the day including talks and demonstrations about different aspects of medieval life. Live medieval music and a wide range of artisans craft and food stalls. Something for everyone!
For full details keep an eye on our website and social media.
A perfect family day out at this unique heritage site which dates from 1342. Arrive early and stay all day!

Pre book tickets now! £5 adults, £1 children.

Well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome. Dogs remain the responsibility of the owner within the grounds of the Barn. Please ​dispose of dog waste in the relevant bins only.

We will be operating a park and ride service from Winterbourne Academy (BS36 1JL) with a shuttle bus to and from the Barn site all throughout the day. Both the car park and the shuttle bus are free at Winterbourne Academy. Just park up and see our steward for the next bus.

There is plenty of bicycle parking on site for those arriving on two wheels.
Please note there is no car parking onsite or in Church Lane for this event (with the exception of blue badge holders. Contact us to reserve a space if needed. Please be aware that these spaces are limited and must be booked in advance).

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

Make your own Japanese apron – full day sewing workshop

Date: 20th June 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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Improve your dressmaking skills with this Japanese cross back apron sewing workshop. Known as ‘Maekake’, these practical aprons were traditionally used as a work garment and made from old sails for fishermen to wear whilst out at sea.

This beautiful apron is the perfect garment to serve you in your daily household chores, gardening or creative endeavours and features two large front pockets so your essentials are close at hand. Comfortable, absorbent and easy-to-wear, it is sure to be a wardrobe essential for years to come.

In this full day workshop, Lauren will expertly guide you through the process of creating your very own beautiful Japanese apron. Learn how to cut out a pattern from your own fabric along with sewing a variety of seams and finishings.

Sewing machines and accessories will be provided, however you are also welcome to bring your own, please advise on booking.

What you’ll learn:
How to cut fabric using a pattern
Different sewing techniques
Using interfacing
Finishing seams
How to use an overlocker

You will need:
Either cotton, linen or blended fabric of your choice. Knitted fabric (eg. jersey) is not suitable. It is recommended to pre wash the fabric before cutting in order to obtain optimal shrinkage during future use of apron.

Basic knowledge using a sewing machine is advised.

This sewing workshop is ideal for anyone who has a little bit of experience but would like some guidance to help build their confidence in basic dressmaking techniques. If you need that little extra push to dust off your sewing machine then this is the perfect opportunity!
Parking for this event is at the Barn, BS36 1SE.
Tea & coffee will be provided throughout the day and is included in your ticket price. Please bring your own packed lunch.
The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

Summer Barn Dance

Date: 22nd June 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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Celebrate summer with us and come along to our ever-popular Summer Barn Dance.
We are delighted to welcome back Sargent’s Mess who will once again be providing the rousing tunes with Ann on accordion, Naomi on violin, and Nick on guitar. The man in charge of proceedings for the evening is caller Rob. Brush up on your do-si-do and get those dancing feet ready!

Doors and our bar will open at 6pm. You are welcome to bring your own picnics to enjoy in our grounds and our bar will be open from this time. Please note that only drinks bought at The Barn can be consumed on site. Please dispose of any litter responsibly.
Dancing from 7:30pm.

Parking for this event will be on site at the Barn, BS36 1SE

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

ZOOM TALK: Traditional Fairies

Date: 24th June 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Online
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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. 

Join celebrated historian, Prof Ronald Hutton for a fascinating lecture on traditional fairies.

This talk is designed to answer two big questions. The first is what ordinary British and Irish people have traditionally believed about fairies, as distinct from the purely literary images of them which began with Shakespeare and flourished in Victorian and Edwardian children’s tales. The second is what function the telling of stories about fairies actually served, in making people understand each other, and the world around them, better, and to interact with both.

About your speaker: Prof Hutton is an English historian who specialises in Early Modern Britain, British folklore, pre-Christian religion and Contemporary Paganism. He is a professor at the University of Bristol, has written 14 books and has appeared on British television and radio. He held a fellowship at Magdalen College, Oxford, and is a Commissioner of English Heritage. He has also recently been awarded a CBE in the this year’s King’s New Year Honours list for services to history. We are delighted to welcome him back to The Barn!

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

Talk: Traditional Fairies

Date: 24th June 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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Join celebrated historian, Prof Ronald Hutton for a fascinating lecture on traditional fairies.

This talk is designed to answer two big questions. The first is what ordinary British and Irish people have traditionally believed about fairies, as distinct from the purely literary images of them which began with Shakespeare and flourished in Victorian and Edwardian children’s tales. The second is what function the telling of stories about fairies actually served, in making people understand each other, and the world around them, better, and to interact with both.

About your speaker: Prof Hutton is an English historian who specialises in Early Modern Britain, British folklore, pre-Christian religion and Contemporary Paganism. He is a professor at the University of Bristol, has written 14 books and has appeared on British television and radio. He held a fellowship at Magdalen College, Oxford, and is a Commissioner of English Heritage. He has also recently been awarded a CBE in the this year’s King’s New Year Honours list for services to history. We are delighted to welcome him back to The Barn!

Refreshments available. Free parking on site.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

Fused Glass Workshop

Date: 5th July 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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Join local glass artist, Rachael Durkan from The Glass Cabin for one of her popular fused glass workshops where you can make your own unique and beautiful item for yourself or as a gift. You have the option of making a Bristol balloon, flower panel or freestyle hanging. Suitable for complete beginners as well as those who’ve caught the fused glass bug!

You will have 2 hours to create your masterpiece, using a variety of pre-cut glass and glass accessories in an array of beautiful colours. There will be plenty of templates to choose from or you can create your own design. Rachael will have lots of ideas to inspire you and is on hand with design advice throughout the workshop.

PLEASE NOTE – Rachael will take your finished piece away to be fused in her kiln. It will be available for collection from the barn or Rachael directly a couple of weeks after the workshop.

This workshop is suitable for age 16+ (under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult)

For safety reasons, please do not wear open toe shoes such as sandals or flip flops. Also a little reminder for people who wear glasses…. due to close up work, you may wish to bring along your spectacles!

Parking for this event is at the Barn, BS36 1SE. 

Tea & coffee will be provided during the introduction and is included in your ticket price. Due to the nature of working with glass refreshments will not be permitted during the actual workshop.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

Fused Glass Summer Lantern Workshop

Date: 5th July 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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Join local glass artist, Rachael Durkan from The Glass Cabin for one of her popular fused glass workshops. This year we are delighted to bring a Summer Lantern workshop back to The Barn by popular demand.
You will have 2.5 hours to create two panels for your lantern, the door panel and one other panel of your choice. The panels are approximately 9×13 (door) and 10x14cm. You can choose from a selection of templates to help guide your design and then pick from an array of pre cut glass and glass accessories to create your lantern panels. Rachael will have lots of ideas to inspire you and is on hand with design advice throughout the workshop.

PLEASE NOTE – Rachael will take your finished piece away to be fused in her kiln. It will be available for collection from the barn or Rachael directly a couple of weeks after the workshop.

This workshop is suitable for age 16+ (under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult)

For safety reasons, please do not wear open toe shoes such as sandals or flip flops. Also a little reminder for people who wear glasses…. due to close up work, you may wish to bring along your spectacles!

Parking for this event is at the Barn, BS36 1SE. 

Tea & coffee will be provided during the introduction and is included in your ticket price. Due to the nature of working with glass refreshments will not be permitted during the actual workshop.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

Talk: The story of our barn: medieval to modern

Date: 11th July 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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Join our Community Events Coordinator, Ceara, to find out about the turbulent 1400s and what was happening in England, and to the people here, as The Barn was being built.
Hear the fascinating story of how this historic site was almost lost, how and why it was saved, and how it is used today.

Who was Thomas De Bradeston and why did he build Winterbourne Medieval Barn?
How was it built? Why was it so important then and now?
What are the links between The Barn and St. Michael’s Church?

Come and find out the answers to these questions and more at this talk about the history of this amazing heritage site: from medieval to modern!
Includes a talk on the history of The Barn (past & present), interesting features pointed out and discussed plus plenty of time for questions with our friendly volunteers.

About your speaker:
Ceara has been a member of the team here at The Barn for 2.5 years. As a local resident she has grown up loving this beautiful site and had attended many events here before she was in charge of planning them! Since joining as the Community Events Coordinator Ceara has become even more interested in the history of our unique heritage site and, after answering many questions about The Barn from the public, has complied this presentation, with input from many of our longest standing volunteers, to help share it’s story.

Refreshments available. Cash and card payment accepted.

Please note parking for this event will be on site at the Barn, BS36 1SE. The car park will be locked once the event has finished so please ensure your car is moved if you will be exploring the local area after your visit to The Barn.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

ZOOM TALK: The story of our barn: medieval to modern

Date: 11th July 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Online
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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. 

Join our Community Events Coordinator, Ceara, to find out about the turbulent 1400s and what was happening in England, and to the people here, as The Barn was being built.Hear the fascinating story of how this historic site was almost lost, how and why it was saved, and how it is used today.
Who was Thomas De Bradeston and why did he build Winterbourne Medieval Barn?
How was it built? 
Why was it so important then and now?
What are the links between The Barn and St. Michael’s Church?

Come and find out the answers to these questions and more at this talk about the history of this amazing heritage site: from medieval to modern!Includes a talk on the history of The Barn (past & present), interesting features pointed out and discussed plus plenty of time for questions with our friendly volunteers.

About your speaker: Ceara has been a member of the team here at The Barn for 2.5 years. As a local resident she has grown up loving this beautiful site and had attended many events here before she was in charge of planning them! Since joining as the Community Events Coordinator Ceara has become even more interested in the history of our unique heritage site and, after answering many questions about The Barn from the public, has complied this presentation, with input from many of our longest standing volunteers, to help share it’s story.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

Make your own washbag – 3 hour sewing workshop

Date: 15th July 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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Do you want to improve your existing sewing skills and take things to the next level? Are you afraid of sewing the dreaded zipper and need a little helping hand? If so this intermediate wash bag making workshop is just what you need! 

In this three hour experience you’ll learn how to make a beautiful and functional Japanese design wax canvas washbag, complete with outer pockets, waterproof lining and a zip closure. Once you’ve completed the workshop you’ll be able to take your wash bag home to use (or gift to a lucky loved one!).

You’ll be provided with all the materials along with detailed step by step instructions on how to sew your bag. I will guide you through the whole process, providing plenty of tips and tricks on sewing techniques for future projects. All fabric, interfacing, zippers and lining fabric will be provided, along with a variety of thread colours. You are also welcome to bring your own outer fabric if you prefer to make your washbag truly unique to you!

Sewing machines and all accessories will also be provided, so all you need to do is turn up! If you would ​prefer to bring your own sewing machine then please advise us at the time of booking.

You will learn:

  • General sewing techniques
  • Edge stitching
  • Sewing a zipper
  • Boxing corners
  • Achieving a professional finish
  • Making a gorgeous wash bag for all your toiletries

This sewing workshop is ideal if you’ve had some general sewing experience in the past but need some guidance to learn new techniques. Great for challenging yourself and building the confidence to tackle more difficult projects!

Parking for this event is at the Barn, BS36 1SE.Tea & coffee will be provided on arrival and is included in your ticket price.
The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

Shakespeare in the Barn: The Tempest

Date: 18th July 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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We are delighted to welcome The Festival Players back to Winterbourne Medieval Barn as they perform Shakespeare’s The Tempest. 

Shakespeare’s last, and great, play is a triumphant compilation of intrigue, magic, and humour. Prospero, an exiled Duke with supernatural powers, creates a great storm which sees his enemies shipwrecked on his island. Magic abounds, plots are exposed, and a colourful array of characters gain their deserts. Fascinating entertainment.

The Festival Players Theatre Company is a professional theatre company in their 38th year of touring, delivering the best in open-air Shakespeare, committed to presenting the very best in touring theatre.
As in the Bard’s day, Festival Players International will be performing with an all-male company of skilled professional actors, and invite you to share in the fun of this amazing play. A Summer treat for the whole family.

Parking for this event will be at The Barn and a section of private land next door will be used for overflow parking. The private land has kindly been leant to us for this event only so we ask users to follow instructions of parking stewards, only park in designated areas and treat the space respectfully.

Accessible parking will still be in The Barn’s main car park as this has easier access to the main barn. To book accessible parking please email us on ceara.foley@winterbournebarn.org.uk  with your registration number, if you need a wheelchair accessible parking space and any accessible seating for the show and we can book this for you.

There is plenty of bicycle parking at The Barn for those arriving on two wheels and space for drop off / collection if you would like to arrange this.

Please do not park along church lane as this obstructs the road for other users and emergency vehicles.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

The Little Mermaid

Date: 21st July 2024
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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Family friendly theatre.

IKP’s unmistakable brand of “delightfully daft” family theatre is back in The Barn for another adventure for all ages.
Escape under the sea with The Little Mermaid for a huge European adventure to find freedom, truth and love!

Recommended age 5+ but all welcome.

Parking is free and will be at The Barn (BS36 1SE). Space is limited so please follow the instructions from our parking stewards on arrival.
There is plenty of bicycle parking and space for drop off / pick ups at The Barn if you are able to arrange this.
Please do not park along church lane as this obstructs the road for other users and emergency vehicles.

We have toilets on site, including a fully accessible toilet and baby changing facilities.

The Barn Bar will also be open serving a small selection of drinks and snacks. Cash and card payments are accepted.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

Talk: The Piers of Weston-super-Mare

Date: 6th August 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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We are delighted to welcome back Carole Darling to The Barn for another fascinating talk, this time about The Piers of Weston-super-Mare.

Refreshments available on arrival and during interval. Cash and card payments accepted.

Free parking on site. Parking for this event will be at the Barn, BS36 1SE.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

ZOOM TALK: The Piers of Weston-super-Mare

Date: 6th August 2024
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Online
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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. 

We are delighted to welcome back Carole Darling to The Barn for another fascinating talk, this time about The Piers of Weston-super-Mare.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

Make a silver ring or bangle workshop

Date: 7th August 2024
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn - Byre workshops
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Make your own ring or bangle in silver during this summer workshop. 
Spend 2.5 hours under the expert guidance of our on-site, professional jeweller, Aimee, in her cosy studio creating your own personalised jewellery.
Using jewellers piercing saws, hammers, soldering and a selection of finishing techniques you can create a personalised ring or bangle for yourself or as a beautiful gift.

Please advise at the time of booking if you would like to make a ring or a bangle.
You can contact Aimee in advance of the workshop to discuss any specific ideas / designs if you wish. This can be very helpful so that she can ensure she has the relevant materials available, where possible.

All equipment and materials will be supplied.

  • Long hair must be tied back
  • Closed shoes must be worn
  • No loose clothes or scarves must be worn
  • This is a adult event of 16+ 

Parking for this event is at The Barn and the workshop will take place in Aimee’s studio which is located in our Byre workshops. The Byre workshops are located behind the main barn (as you are facing it from the car park) and are signposted once you are on The Barn’s site.

About the host
Aimee Winstone is a jeweller based in Bristol. Outside of running expert jewellery making workshops, you’ll find Aimee in her studio creating original designs running her successful business making commission based fine jewellery in silver gold and platinum.
You can find Aimee on social media via @aimeewinstonejewellery or check out the original creations via Aimee’s Gallery www.aimeewinstone.com.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

Family Mosaic Workshop

Date: 8th August 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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Join us for a two hour mosaic workshop session, where you will learn the basics of mosaic and create your very own unique mosaic artwork. 
This session is suitable for adults and children (5 years +)/ young people to take part in together. Each ticket holder will create their own mosaic masterpiece.

Participants will select and arrange tiles into their unique design before setting these in place with adhesive. 
Three Little Birds will bring a variety of mosaics and samples to serve as inspiration and guidance. 

You will have full access to a wide range of pre-cut tiles and any board or dish of your choosing. These include a range of fun wooden shaped boards or small terracotta trinket dishes. There should be enough time for grouting, but in any incidences that there is not, Three Little Birds will take the mosaics away to grout and seal in their workshop and return them to The Barn for later collection.

Tea, coffee & squash on arrival are included in your ticket.
Free parking is available at The Barn.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

Adults Mosaic Workshop

Date: 8th August 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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Join us for a two and a half hour mosaic workshop session, where you will learn the basics of mosaic and create your very own unique mosaic artwork. 

Participants will select and arrange tiles into their unique design before setting these in place with adhesive. 
Three Little Birds will bring a variety of mosaics and samples to serve as inspiration and guidance. 

You will have full access to a wide range of ceramic and glass mosaic tiles, tile cutters and any board or dish of your choosing. These include a range of wooden shaped boards, terracotta dishes or mirrors.
Three Little Birds will then take the mosaics away to grout and seal in their workshop and return them to The Barn for collection.

Tea & coffee on arrival are included in your ticket.
Free parking is available at The Barn.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

Bat Walk with drink & nibbles

Date: 20th August 2024
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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Join us for an evening guided walk (around 1.5 hrs) with naturalist Ed Drewitt followed by a drink and nibbles at the Barn.Dusk in late summer is a great time for looking for bats such as pipistrelles feeding along the local pathways and nature reserve. Ed will be on hand with a bat detector to ‘hear’ the bats echolocating. We’ll also be listening for any birdsong in a dusk chorus and perhaps the hoot of a tawny owl as sunset approaches.


Ed Drewitt is no stranger to wildlife and over the past 20 years has been showing people flora and fauna and helping them to spot and identify different species. Ed is a freelance naturalist and works across the west showing people wildlife. He is based in the Forest of Dean which he shares with wild board, deer and many different types of birds.

What to bring: outdoor footwear, suitable outdoor clothing , binoculars (not essential as it will be dusk).

You will set off from the Barn at 8pm for an hour and a half walk, followed by a drink from the bar and nibbles. 

The drink from the bar is your choice of a juice carton, tea, coffee, small glass of wine, beer or cider (alcoholic options are strictly for over 18s only). We operate a challenge 25 policy, so please bring ID with you if you will be selecting an alcoholic option.

£20 per person, including a drink and nibbles. Please inform of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.
Recommended for ages 12+

Please note parking for this event is at the Barn, BS36 1SE
The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

Summer Family Craft Sessions

Date: 22nd August 2024
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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Join us at 10am or 1pm for some family friendly summer inspired crafts! 
Recommended for ages 5-11 years (approx) Ticket price is per child.

These workshops will be held in our beautiful main barn so there is plenty of space to move around, get creative but do remember some layers if it’s a chilly day!

A responsible adult will need to remain at the barn with the child / children attending. Under 18s must be accompanied at all times whilst on our site.

Refreshments will be available. Cash and card payments accepted.

Parking is free, but limited at The Barn, BS36 1SE.

We have an accessible toilet and baby changing facilities on site. 

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.

Heritage Open Day

Date: 15th September 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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We are delighted to be taking part in the Heritage Open Days Festival for our 20th year!
This event marks the anniversary of the first ever event to be put on at our site and we are so proud of how much we have achieved since then…and to still be taking part in this nationwide festival.

Come on in to find out the history of this beautiful barn and admire original medieval timbers. Hear the story of how it was all almost lost in the 1980s, then saved by local supporters in the 1990s and how it is used today!

Winterbourne Medieval Barn, built in 1342, is a unique surviving example of a great medieval Barn built by a gentry family. Constructed using green timber methods, cutting edge technology for the time, it has been described as a magnificent example of the builders craft. Come and look around this beautiful building, set in rural South Gloucestershire, just outside Bristol.

The Main Barn will be open for you to look around at your leisure with some of our volunteer tour guides on hand to answer any questions you have about our beautiful site.

Our pop up café will also be open serving a small selection of drinks and snacks. Cash and card payments are accepted,

Why not combine your visit with a trip to St Michael’s Church next door? Check their listing for times. We’re also located next to Monks Pool Nature Reserve which makes the Barn an ideal starting point for exploring the local landscape.

We will be open from 1pm – 5pm. Please arrive at any time within this time slot and stay for as long, or little as you like.

Booking in advance is helpful for us to manage numbers, but drop ins on the day are also very welcome.

Look out for the brown signs on Winterbourne High Street to direct you to The Barn and follow the pink bunting to the entrance!
Limited car parking is available onsite. We have plenty of cycle parking for those travelling by bike. The Barn is a short ten minute walk from Winterbourne High Street.

Please note parking for this event will be on site at the Barn, BS36 1SE.

Silent Cinema with live music accompaniment: Nosferatu

Date: 11th October 2024
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Winterbourne Medieval Barn
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We are delighted to welcome back Chris Green from GreenMatthews. This time Chris will provide his solo live music accompaniment to the cult horror film, Nosferatu which will be played during a showing of the film in our atmospheric main barn.

Nosferatu (1922) is arguably the film that gave birth to the horror genre. Notable as the first cinematic interpretation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, its combination of expressionistic acting and unforgettable images render it just as powerful and unsettling today as when it first thrilled cinema goers 100 years ago.

Chris Green’s new score was commissioned by English Heritage for a live outdoor screening of the film at Dracula’s spiritual home of Whitby Abbey. The music is a haunting blend of electronic and acoustic instruments performed by the composer and combined with FW Murnau’s iconic images makes for a genuinely remarkable and unique cinematic experience.

Please note this is a Park and Stride event. Parking will be at Winterbourne Academy, BS36 1JL. The Barn is approximately a 10 minute walk from the Academy’ car park. The most lit up route will be via Beacon Lane. Please take care along the country roads to The Barn and be sure to bring a torch!

Please do not park along church lane as this obstructs the road for other users and emergency vehicles.

Parking at The Barn will be reserved for accessibility parking requirements and must be pre-booked. If you need to book an accessible space then please email ceara.foley@winterbournebarn.org.uk and advise your vehicle registration, if you need a wheelchair accessible parking space and if you need any accessible seating for the performance.

There is plenty of bicycle parking at The Barn for those arriving on two wheels and space for drop off / collection if you would like to arrange this.

The primary purpose of this event is to raise money for WMBT and to support conservation, management, maintenance and improvement of the WMBT site.