All events listed below are at the standard Museum admission prices, unless otherwise stated (some on-site activities have an additional cost). Members come in free to the Museum during usual opening times (this excludes ticketed performances or evening events, but we will offer a discounted membership rate where possible).

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February Half Term

Avoncroft Museum will be holding its ever-popular February Half Term activities again in 2019 with themed workshops and activities on a theme of Who Wore It Better? – Fashion Policing the Past will run from Tuesday 19th – Friday 22nd February.

The week’s activities will focus on what ordinary men and women wore in the past (as well as some of the extremes of fashion from British History) from Anglo Saxon times to the 20th Century.

Young visitors will have a chance to find out more about clothing of the past including opportunities to try on clothes of the types their ancestors would have worn, and if they want to, strike a pose on our catwalk or take a selfie in our little photographer’s studio!

Activities in our Guesten Hall will include hands-on workshops to make a hat inspired by the past and a chance to design their own fantastic outfits, as well as turn an odd sock into their own puppet to take home. Workshops run 11.00am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.00pm, book your place and pick up your token when you arrive.

Outdoors, visitors can explore the historic houses where our costumed volunteers will show off their clothing, there are more free demonstrations and crafts, and see what you find on the free Fashion Fab or Fail Trail around the Museum grounds. The Model Engineers are also running their miniature trains on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11.00am to 3.00pm and it’s only 50p per ride!

Activities are aimed at families with children aged 5 and above and parents are welcome to get involved.

Winter admission prices apply and Guesten Hall workshop activities are £3.50 per child.