Outlook – Heritage and Culture Events for Adults and Young People

 

August

Knit and Natter

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 7th August  1.30pm – 3.30pm

Have a go at knitting or crochet at the museum for a good cause. Join fellow crafters for an afternoon to develop your skills, make friends and make items that will be donated to a local charity. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.  10% off in the cafe.

 

Market Hall Museum Lates

Thursday 8th August 7pm – 9pm

Join us every 2nd Thursday of the month for activities, workshops, talks, music and more. Cafe and bar open. Click here for details of each month’s theme. Free event, donations welcomed to support the museum.No need to book, just drop in.

 

Recollections Café

Market Hall Museum – Monday 12th August 2pm – 3.30pm

ReCollections is a Dementia Café using museum collections and creative activity to engage and inspire people living with dementia and their carers. Join us for object handling, crafts, games and socialising. £5 per couple, includes refreshments. Spaces are limited so please book.

 

Show and Tell: Warwickshire’s Jurassic Sealife

Market Hall Museum Tuesday 27th August, 1pm – 1.30pm

Two hundred million years ago, Warwickshire was under a shallow Jurassic sea. Sea-life thrived, including a huge diversity of shellfish and at the top of the food chain – marine reptilian predators known as ichthyosaurs. This talk focuses on Warwickshire’s Jurassic past, illustrated by fossils and rocks from the museum’s collection. FREE, donations welcome.

Knit and Natter

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 21st August 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Have a go at knitting or crochet at the museum for a good cause. Join fellow crafters for an afternoon to develop your skills, make friends and make items that will be donated to a local charity. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.  10% off in the cafe.

 

September

 

Knit and Natter

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 4th September 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Have a go at knitting or crochet at the museum for a good cause. Join fellow crafters for an afternoon to develop your skills, make friends and make items that will be donated to a local charity. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.  10% off in the cafe.

 

Recollections Café

Market Hall Museum – Monday 9th September 2pm – 3.30pm

ReCollections is a Dementia Café using museum collections and creative activity to engage and inspire people living with dementia and their carers. Join us for object handling, crafts, games and socialising. £5 per couple, includes refreshments. Spaces are limited so please book.

 

Market Hall Museum Lates

Thursday 12th September 7pm – 9pm

Join us every 2nd Thursday of the month for activities, workshops, talks, music and more. Cafe and bar open. Click here for details of each month’s theme. Free event, donations welcomed to support the museum.No need to book, just drop in.

 

Heritage Open Days Discover Chesterton Windmill

Chesterton Windmill

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 10.30am – 4.30pm, last entry 3.30pm

A unique chance to look at Chesterton Windmill, a local landmark that was built between 1632 and 1633. Subject to weather conditions.  First come, first-served basis. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.

 

Show and Tell: Trinkets and Treasures: 13th  – 17th century

Market Hall Museum – Thursday 19th September 1pm – 1.30pm

Back by popular demand. Join volunteer and historian Christine to hear about some of the ‘treasure’ and exciting finds on display at Market Hall museum. Many of these pieces have been found by metal detectorists in Warwickshire and represent precious personal items that might otherwise have been lost to us. FREE, donations welcome to support the museum.

 

Knit and Natter

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 18th September 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Have a go at knitting or crochet at the museum for a good cause. Join fellow crafters for an afternoon to develop your skills, make friends and make items that will be donated to a local charity. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.  10% off in the cafe.

 

County Record Office volunteeringHeritage Open Days – Behind the Scenes – Archives

County Record Office

Thursday 19th September 7pm – 8pm

Find out how we care for Warwickshire’s precious documents at the County Record Office and go behind the scenes to visit our strong rooms with senior archivist Rob Eyre. FREE event, donations welcome. Spaces are limited so please BOOK TICKETS

 

Heritage Open Days – Discover St John’s

St John’s House – Saturday 21st September 10am – 3pm

Discover St John’s House Museum and explore the Victorian kitchen and school room. Book onto a session with our Victorian school mistress or laundry maid to find out more about life in the Victorian era.

Schoolroom sessions at 10.30am and 11.30pm

Laundry sessions at 12.30 pm and 1.30pm

FREE event, just drop in. Spaces are limited for the schoolroom and laundry sessions so please BOOK TICKETS, donations welcome.

 

Show and Tell: The Disappearing Dwelling of Stretton on Dunsmore

County Record Office – Thursday 25th September 1pm – 1.30pm

Older photographs of Brookside, Stretton on Dunsmore, show images of a timber framed building that is no longer there. But what happened to it? Join Our Warwickshire Web Editor Benjamin Earl in his quest for its past as he seeks to uncover not only what happened to the building, but also tries to offer an explanation as to why its existence took some unexpected turns. FREE, donations welcome to support the County Record Office

 

Warwick Words – Life in the Madhouse: Warwick County Lunatic Asylum

County Record Office – Monday 30th September, 10.30am – 12.30pm

The history of the Hatton Asylum provides an insight into how the Victorians treated the mentally ill. The Hatton Records are kept at the Record Office and include admission notes, case books and photographs.  Learn about this intriguing collection and view some of the original documents. £7, book via Warwick Words Box Office on 01926 334418

 

October

Knit and Natter

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 2nd October 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Have a go at knitting or crochet at the museum for a good cause. Join fellow crafters for an afternoon to develop your skills, make friends and make items that will be donated to a local charity. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.  10% off in the cafe.

 

Show and Tell: 20th century Domesday – The 1910 Finance Act

County Record Office – Wednesday 9th October 1pm – 1.30pm

The Finance Act 1910 prompted a snapshot of land ownership and land use in the Edwardian era which remains a valuable source for family, local and social history. Take a look at some of the Domesday books held at the record office and discover what they can tell us about Warwickshire in the early 20th century. FREE, donations welcome to support the County Record Office.

 

DNA Testing to Further Your Family History Research

County Record Office – Thursday 10th October, 2pm – 4pm

Join this informative workshop that will provide you with an understanding of DNA testing for family history research. Learn about the types of tests available, how they work, an overview of the main companies providing the tests and what questions the tests can help with. £12. BOOK TICKETS

 

Market Hall Museum Lates

Thursday 10th October 7pm – 9pm

Join us every 2nd Thursday of the month for activities, workshops, talks, music and more. Cafe and bar open. Click here for details of each month’s theme. Free event, donations welcomed to support the museum.No need to book, just drop in.

 

Recollections Café

Market Hall Museum – Monday 14th October 2pm – 3.30pm

ReCollections is a Dementia Café using museum collections and creative activity to engage and inspire people living with dementia and their carers. Join us for object handling, crafts, games and socialising. £5 per couple, includes refreshments. Spaces are limited so please book.

 

Warwick Words – Study Day: Historic Pubs in Warwick

Starts at County Record Office – Tuesday 15th October, 9.30am – 4pm

Pubs, inns and taverns have been part of Warwick’s culture for over 1,000 years. Travellers, tourists and townsfolk ate, drank and laughed in them. But they were also places for plotting, scheming and fighting. Local historians Aaron Manning and Adam Busiakiewicz host a Study Day exploring the history of Warwick’s drinking culture and the development of the town. The Study Day will include the chance to see real historic documents, a tour of Warwick’s past, present and lost pubs, and the opportunity to sample locally brewed beer and ale. Plus, guest speaker Warwick Court Leet’s official beer taster, Graham Sutherland. Comfortable footwear is advised. The Study Day includes steep steps and walking. There are limited places available for the Study Day. £35.00 includes lunch and beer tasting samples, book via Warwick Words Box Office on 01926 334418

 

Knit and Natter

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 16th October 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Have a go at knitting or crochet at the museum for a good cause. Join fellow crafters for an afternoon to develop your skills, make friends and make items that will be donated to a local charity. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.  10% off in the cafe.

 

Show and Tell: Second South Warwickshire Roman hoard

Market Hall Museum – Thursday 17th October 1pm – 1.30pm

The Second South Warwickshire Roman Denarii hoard is home! Sara Wear, Curator of Human History will be talking about the hoard of 440 silver coins found in the Edge Hill. Find out more about this new discovery and what it tells us about Roman History and the lives of Warwickshire people 1900 years ago. FREE, donations welcome to support the museum.

 

Family History: Kill Off Your Ancestors

County Record Office – Saturday 19th October, 10.15am – 12.45pm

Join family historian Jennifer Cranfield for a look at a range of records for death and burial and explore how they can help your own family history research. £12. BOOK TICKETS 

 

Traditional Patchwork Workshop

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 23rd October 7pm – 9pm

Join experienced textile tutor Jane Cobbett for an evening exploring traditional patchwork. Discover English Paper Piecing, study some beautiful antique quilts, learn about their history and make a pincushion or needle case with pretty vintage style fabric. £25. BOOK TICKETS

 

The Second South Warwickshire Roman hoard

Market Hall Museum – Thursday 24th October 7.30pm

Dr Stanley Ireland of Warwick University will talk about the recently acquired 440 silver denarii coins uncovered during an archaeological dig at Edge Hill. It contains 78 coins dating to AD 68-69, a turbulent time in Roman history. £7.50. Museum open 7pm – 9pm. BOOK TICKETS

 

Child Labour in Warwickshire

County Record Office – Saturday 26th October, 2pm – 3pm

Anne Langley explores the history of children (some as young as 5 years old) working in the mining and textile industries in Warwickshire, and some of the problems encountered by child pauper apprentices. Join us for this fascinating talk and view the records cared for by the County Record Office. £7.50. BOOK TICKETS

 

Escape Game

St John’s House

Thursday 31st October, Friday 1st November and Saturday 2nd November. Time slots available at: 10am, 11.15am, 12.30pm, 1.45pm, 3pm and 4.15pm. Thursday and Friday only: 5.30pm and 6.45pm

Challenge yourselves to solve puzzles, crack codes and find hidden treasure before your time runs out. Set in the Edwardian era, this escape room-style game will test your skills and team-work as you find the missing present that will save St John’s House. Game lasts up to 45 minutes. Please arrive no more than 15 minutes before your time slot. Suitable for 2-6 players, ages 7+. £25 per team. BOOK TICKETS

 

November

 

Knit and Natter

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 6th November 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Have a go at knitting or crochet at the museum for a good cause. Join fellow crafters for an afternoon to develop your skills, make friends and make items that will be donated to a local charity. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.  10% off in the cafe.

 

Recollections Café

Market Hall Museum – Monday 11th November 2pm – 3.30pm

ReCollections is a Dementia Café using museum collections and creative activity to engage and inspire people living with dementia and their carers. Join us for object handling, crafts, games and socialising. £5 per couple, includes refreshments. Spaces are limited so please book.

 

Europe After WWI

County Record Office – Monday 11th November 6pm – 8pm

There are many connections between our world and the one of 1919.  Join us for a fascinating talk by historian Simon Jarman MBE exploring the continuing conflict in Europe and other parts of the World after the end of hostilities of WW1 in 1918, and the impact today. Take two very different episodes in the summer of 1993. In the Balkans, Serbs and Croats tore apart the state of Yugoslavia. In London the immensely rich inhabitants of the island of Nauru in the Pacific backed an unsuccessful musical based on the life of Leonardo da Vinci. Yugoslavia and Nauru both owed their existence as independent states to the Paris Peace Conference. The arrangements made then have been coming apart ever since. And so many of the dilemmas then are still with us today! £7.50. BOOK TICKETS

 

Show and Tell: Protect and Survive – Civil Defence in a Nuclear Age

County Record Office – Wednesday 13th November, 1pm – 1.30pm

War is over and an iron curtain has descended over Europe.  Here we look at some of our more recent papers which belonged to 2 members of a local civil defence team providing a glimpse of the preparations to keep the country going in the wake of a nuclear attack. FREE, donations welcome to support the County Record Office.

 

Market Hall Museum Lates

Thursday 14th November 7pm – 9pm

Join us every 2nd Thursday of the month for activities, workshops, talks, music and more. Cafe and bar open. Click here for details of each month’s theme. Free event, donations welcomed to support the museum.No need to book, just drop in.

 

Page from the ‘Known Thieves’ album

Family History: Crime, Criminals and Victims

County Record Office – Saturday 16th November, 10.15am – 12.45pm

Widen your family history knowledge with a trail through trials, law and order. Family historian Jennifer Cranfield will show you where to find records and how they can help your research. £12. BOOK TICKETS

 

Knit and Natter

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 20th November 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Have a go at knitting or crochet at the museum for a good cause. Join fellow crafters for an afternoon to develop your skills, make friends and make items that will be donated to a local charity. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.  10% off in the cafe.

 

Stir-Up Sunday

St John’s House – Sunday 24th November 10am – 12noon

Make your Christmas pudding in our Victorian kitchen.  Find out what we used to cook and look at some of the recipes from our archives. Price includes festive refreshments.  Please bring your own pudding basin. £20. BOOK TICKETS

 

Warwick Winter Food Festival

Market Hall Museum – Sunday 24th November 10am – 5pm

Let the kids take part in some craft activities (10am -11.30pm) before the gin tasting starts with Warwickshire Gin Company! For full details visit www.cjseventswarwickshire.co.uk Free event.

Show and Tell: From Baddesley to Bretford. The Quest for Objects and Stories From Around the County

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 27th November 1pm – 1.30pm

Come rain or shine, the Warwickshire Bytes outreach team has been crossing the county, looking for objects and stories to complement the museum’s collection of 100 objects for the project. Marvel at the museum, while immersing yourself in the stories the team has uncovered. FREE, donations welcome to support the museum.

 

Victorian Evening and Christmas Art & Craft Fair

Market Hall Museum – Thursday 28th November 5pm – 9pm

Browse stalls selling a variety of arts and crafts and visit Father Christmas. Warm up with a mulled wine and mince pie from our outside market stall. 10% off in the museum shop. FREE entry.

 

Rustic Indoor Wreath Workshop

St John’s House – Saturday 30th November 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Come and unleash your inner artist in this creative Christmas class, as Lois Golding of Little Garden Flowers guides you to craft a decorative indoor wreath. Starting by weaving either willow or hazel to create a base, we will then design using moss, fresh and dried foliage, twigs, berries and grasses to create a real show stopper. Embracing nature’s own charm, we will work with asymmetric shapes and movement to create our unique festive masterpieces – suitable for hanging on a porch, internal door or interior wall. Using only locally sourced British ingredients and sustainable materials. Price includes tuition, equipment, and unlimited materials, alongside festive snacks and mulled wine. £45. BOOK TICKETS

 

December

Knit and Natter

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 4th December 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Have a go at knitting or crochet at the museum for a good cause. Join fellow crafters for an afternoon to develop your skills, make friends and make items that will be donated to a local charity. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.  10% off in the cafe.

 

Recollections Café

Market Hall Museum – Monday 9th December 2pm – 3.30pm

ReCollections is a Dementia Café using museum collections and creative activity to engage and inspire people living with dementia and their carers. Join us for object handling, crafts, games and socialising. £5 per couple, includes refreshments. Spaces are limited so please book.

 

Show and Tell: Twelve documents of a Warwickshire Christmas

County Record Office – Wednesday 11th December 1pm – 1.30pm

A seasonal show and tell for Christmas.  Discover what went into a traditional mince pie and see other records held at Warwickshire County Record Office with a Christmas theme. FREE, donations welcome to support the County Record Office.

 

Market Hall Museum Lates

Thursday 12th December  7pm – 9pm

Join us every 2nd Thursday of the month for activities, workshops, talks, music and more. Cafe and bar open. Click here for details of each month’s theme. Free event, donations welcomed to support the museum.No need to book, just drop in.

 

Knit and Natter

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 18th December 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Have a go at knitting or crochet at the museum for a good cause. Join fellow crafters for an afternoon to develop your skills, make friends and make items that will be donated to a local charity. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.  10% off in the cafe.