FORTHCOMING WORKSHOPS & COURSES

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

Garden Willow Weaving March 2020 – Morning

Saturday 14th March 10:30am to 1:00pm

Create your own garden willow structures to support your climbing plants, as well as adding a decorative aspect to your

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Corn Dolly Making March 2020

Sunday 22nd March 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 April 2020 – Morning

Saturday 25th April 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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Medieval Herbal Remedies – May 2020

Saturday 2nd May 10:30am to 5:00pm

This very popular course is back again. Explore how medieval herbal remedies were prepared and find out more about the

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Felt Making – June

Saturday 6th June 10:00am to 3:00pm

Join us for the return of the wet felting course to Avoncroft Museum. Felt making is the oldest type of

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Basket Weaving June 2020 – Morning

Saturday 20th June 10:30am to 1:00pm

Basket weaving is an ancient craft using natural and sustainable resources to produce a wide range of items. Learn how

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Lavender Wand Making July 2020

Saturday 18th July 10:30am to 1:00pm

Lavender wands combine functionality, form and that lovely smell! Produce your own lavender wands and learn about their history, design

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