FORTHCOMING EVENTS

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).

To book tickets please call the Museum on 01527 831363 or visit the Museum shop during opening hours. Occasionally events may be subject to change, please check back here for the latest information or like us on Facebook


June

Dads go free this Fathers’ Day

Sunday 16th June 2019

We will be celebrating Fathers’ Day on Sunday 16th June, with FREE entry for all Dads accompanied by one paying visitor!

The Museum is open from 10.30am until 5pm, with normal admission applicable for all other visitors.

Avoncroft is the ideal day out for history-lovers of all ages!

 

Austin Car Rally

Sunday 23rd June 2019

We’re joining in the Austin 8’s 80th birthday celebrations by hosting an International Rally!

We’re expecting at least 20 of these characterful little cars to come from around the UK and abroad, including; Saloons, Tourers, vans and hopefully the unique Woody Estate from Germany!

If  you wish to join the event with your Austin Eight, please download and send your entry by 10th May latest, to get your car listed in the event programme.

You can download the detailed Program and Entry Form here.

For more information, please email Hermann Egges at austineightregister@gmail.com

For visitors, the Museum’s normal admission applies https://avoncroft.org.uk/product/admittance-to-the-museum/

 

 

June – July

Avoncroft Museum joins forces with Bromsgrove Festival

Thursday 20th June 2019 at 7.30pm

The opening concert of Bromsgrove Festival…

Strings on a Summer Evening in the New Guesten Hall

Bromsgrove Festival jointly with Festive Classics presents a marvellous evening of classical favourites played by the Astaria String Quartet.

Tickets:

Concert and a glass of wine – £20 (must be booked at least 7 days in advance).

On the door – £22.

For further information call Graham Mackenzie on 07901 550577.

Wednesday 26th June 2019 – Music at Noon, Lunch at 1.00pm

Roll Over Beethoven in the New Guesten Hall

Michael Lunts takes an irreverent look at classical music, finding humour in an art-form that can take itself rather seriously.

Tickets:

With lunch and a glass of wine – £20 (must be booked at least 7 days in advance).

In advance or on the door, but with no meal – £10.

For more information, please visit www.festiveclassics.co.uk, email info@festiveclassics.co.uk or call Colin Butterworth on 0121 453 2898 or 07926 202307.

 

Wednesday 3rd July 2019 – Music at Noon, Lunch at 1.00pm

Mozart & Dvořák Serenades

The Orchestra of St John Chamber Ensemble plays Mozart’s Serenade No 12 (‘Nacht Musik). Full of dramatic contrast and textures; and Dvořák’s Serenade for Wind – a perennial favourite, composed in the Slavonic style with almost too many tunes to count!

Tickets:

Including lunch and a glass of wine – £20 (must be booked at least 7 days in advance).

In advance or on the door, but with no meal – £10.

For more information, please visit www.festiveclassics.co.uk, email info@festiveclassics.co.uk or call Colin Butterworth on 0121 453 2898 or 07926 202307.

Sunday 7th July 2019 – 6.30pm performance (doors open 5.30pm)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Oddsocks Productions (with Avoncroft Museum).

Avoncroft’s ever-popular open-air Shakespeare returns this year with A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Join Oddsocks Productions as they celebrate their 30th Anniversary tour with another high-energy, feel-good, family theatre production. Bring picnics and enjoy your own midsummer evening relaxing as Shakespeare’s classic is presented as you have never seen it before!

Tickets:

Adults: £16 (£18 on the door)

Concessions: £13 (£15 on the door)

Children: £10 (£12 on the door)

Available from: www.oddsocks.cloudvenue.co.uk//amidsummernightsdreamavoncroftmuseum

 

Wednesday 10th July – Music at Noon, Lunch at 1.00pm

‘Horn Showcase’

The Birmingham Horn Sound  –  This talented group of eight horns visits for a second time, after pleasing the large audience in 2016.  The emphasis this time will be to provide an enjoyable alternative to more serious classical music, with musical showmanship to the fore.

Tickets:

Including lunch and a glass of wine – £20 (must be booked at least 7 days in advance).

In advance or on the door, but with no meal – £10.

For more information, please visit www.festiveclassics.co.uk, email info@festiveclassics.co.uk or call Colin Butterworth on 0121 453 2898 or 07926 202307.

 

Wednesday 17th July 2019 – Music at Noon, Lunch at 1.00pm

Light Jazz Classics

The Prewer Trio – Claire Prewer and son, Aaron, will be known to many from choral performances in the Orchestra of St John. In this concert, they present their talent in many well-known, easy-listening jazz favourites.

Tickets:

Including lunch and a glass of wine – £20 (must be booked at least 7 days in advance).

In advance or on the door, but with no meal – £10.

For more information, please visit www.festiveclassics.co.uk, email info@festiveclassics.co.uk or call Colin Butterworth on 0121 453 2898 or 07926 202307.

 

 

July

Family Camping

Friday 19th July

Come and join us for an evening of family fun – watch Avoncroft transform into a giant campsite, pitch your tent and sleep under the stars!

Watch this space for more details…!

 

 

July – September

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Monday 22nd July to Friday 30th August

School Summer Holidays

Come and join us for six weeks jam-packed with family fun for all ages!

We are celebrating three themes throughout the six weeks holidays:

The Great Outdoors

Week One – Monday 22nd – Friday 26th July & Week Four – Monday 12th – Friday 16th August:

Following on from our family camping event, we will be utilising our 19 acre setting and exploring the great outdoors!

Come and join in activities including, but not limited to:

  • Bug hunts
  • Animal trails
  • Forest school
  • Tree identification
  • Make your own woodland critter
  • Pond dipping

… and much more!

Bygone Buildings

Week Two – Monday 29th July – Friday 2nd August & Week Five – Monday 19th – Friday 23rd August:

Come and celebrate our range of historical buildings by joining in fun activities including:

  • Lego construction
  • Brickmaking
  • Building in Art competition
  • Build a Tudor House
  • construction trails

…. and more

Historical Hygiene

Week Three – Monday 5th – Friday 9th August & Week Six – Monday 26th – Friday 30th August

We’ll be taking a step back in time and investigating how people lived (and smelled!) hundreds of years ago!

Come and join in :

  • Soap making in our Tudor Town House
  • Victorian washing displays
  • Privies of the past trails
  • Making nosegays
  • The differences between rich and poor hygiene in bygone times

… and more.

As well as all this, there will also be regular train rides on the miniature railway* (Tues-Thurs) and pony rides* (on selected days and times).

*Some activities may incur a small additional cost.

Watch this space for further details on our August Bank Holiday family fun event!

 

 

Lavender Wand Making August 2019

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

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