Avoncroft Celebrates Medieval New Year (a little late? or early?) You are invited to experience a Medieval New Year celebration at Avoncroft Museum’s special re-enactment event. The Medieval New Year weekend takes place on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April, between 10.30 and 5pm. Historical re-enactors from The War of the Roses Federation will be hosting their traditional New Year celebrations at Avoncroft. In Medieval times New Year wasn’t celebrated in January, but was generally celebrated on either the Feast of the Annunciation (25th March) or at Easter – so we’re hedging our bets by celebrating in between the two! Visitors can enjoy strolling around the grounds and visit the Medieval living history camps as they mark the occasion. Also a programme of show-and-tell demonstrations and traditional craft displays will be held in the Museum’s 18th-Century Cockpit over the weekend. Avoncroft’s historic buildings will be open to visitors, and the Edwardian Tea Room will be open serving hot and cold refreshments. Normal admission charges apply.