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



Easter at Avoncroft

Join us over the Easter period for a range of activities and events at Avoncroft!

Spring has Sprung!

Tue 16th – Friday 26th April

Spring is in full bloom at Avoncroft this Easter so be on the lookout for all sorts of animals who will be coming out after the long winter, and take part in a range of crafts and activities including our special Easter trail!

(Please note the previously advertised Knights and Dragons week is no longer occurring – we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause)

Easter Monday

Mon 22nd April

Join us on our big Easter Family Fun day here at Avoncroft where we will have lots to explore and do throughout the day including:

– Bird of Prey displays throughout the day plus your chance to meet the Birds up close!
– Musical Mayhem Workshops where you can show off your musical talents and have a     go with a variety of instruments
– Traditional Fairground Swingboats
– Our Easter bunny trail around the museum
– Craft Activities to participate in.
– Ride the rails on the Miniature Railway


Traditional May Day

6th May – Bank Holiday Monday

Join us as we celebrate May Day the traditional way this May Bank Holiday featuring the sights, sounds and most importantly fun of a proper May Day!

– Join in with the Maypole dancing and try not to get tangled!
– Morris dancing displays throughout the day
– Back by popular demand Fabularium will return this May Day with their fabulous children’s plays
– Try out new instruments and show of your musical talents in our Musical Mayhem workshops
– enjoy Pony rides and Traditional Swing-boats
– Take a trip on the Miniature Railway

Plus more activities on the day.

National Mills Weekend

11th & 12th May

Come join us at Avoncroft where we will be showing off one of our much loved residents the Danzey Green Windmill as part of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings annual National Mills Weekend.

The Danzey Green Windmill will be in operation (wind permitting!) throughout the weekend plus the chance to climb up inside and see it working close up.

We will also be offering a behind the scenes look at the museums very own milling operation plus the chance to have a go at grinding your own flour!


Avoncroft Aircooled – Flat 4 VW Club Show

19th May

Avoncroft Gets Aircooled with the VW Show!

Avoncroft will be celebrating everything Volkswagen this May with a Volkswagen show organised by the Flat 4 VW Club. From vintage to modern, bugs to vans, Volkswagens of all shapes, sizes and colours (as long as they’re air-cooled!) will be on display in the Museum grounds.

Visitors will be able to browse the stands selling VW memorabilia and make a day of it, with family entertainments and hot and cold refreshments available in the Museum grounds.