Avoncroft Museum offers a range of creative and informative half-day and one-day workshops for adults, including heritage crafts and traditional skills, as well as talks and lectures about fascinating historical subjects.

We offer a wide variety of workshops and courses for adults, hosted in the unique period settings of our historic buildings, period gardens and beautiful rural grounds. Courses start from just £20 per person and take place throughout the year.

Our courses and workshops are run by enthusiastic and experienced tutors, who make learning a new skill both fun and relaxing.  Course materials are usually included in the price and all full-day courses also include a delicious lunch provided by our Edwardian Tea Room.

Heritage crafts

Blacksmithing • Woodcraft • Using a pole lathe
Garden hurdles and fences • Garden wicker
Basket weaving • Spinning • Rag rugging
Besom brooms • Corn dollies • Straw Hat making
Making lavender wands • Candle making
Paper making • Book making • Leatherwork

Horticultural crafts
Identify that tree! • Making lavender wands
Medieval herbal remedies • Bread making
Hedgerow to jar (jams and preserves)
Flora and Fauna

Crafts & Workshops

Felt making • Crochet • Jewellery making
Upcycling • Straw sculpture • Marquetry
Creative writing inspired by our historic buildings

Blacksmithing courses

Blacksmithing courses are arranged by appointment. From half day introductory sessions to one, two and three day courses.
Please see our separate blacksmithing courses page

Corn Dolly Making September 2020

Saturday 5th September 1:00pm to 3:30pm

English tradition and culture are woven in with the design, making and hanging of corn dollies. Our expert tutor will

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Garden Hazel September 2020 – Morning

Saturday 12th September 10:30am to 1:00pm

Using the traditional hazel material, our expert tutor will show you the process of weaving and twisting hazel rods to

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