Special Events

Watch this page for information on special events from our team at Market Hall Museum.


Poetry and Porcelain – Ceramic Workshop

Market Hall Museum

Wednesday 27th February and Wednesday 13th March, 7pm – 9pm

Shake off the winter blues at this two-part workshop with ceramicist Carey Moon. Learn how to make small white porcelain tiles which you will decorate with black clay slip using two different techniques:- ‘Mishima’ a Japanese word for a sort of inlay and ‘sgraffito’ or scratching/ scraping back.

Find inspiration from poetry, museum displays and natural history treasures from our handling collections. Session one: explore the museum and experiment with clay work. Session two: finish your final decorated tile. No experience necessary, all materials included. £40 for both sessions. Book at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/heritageboxoffice


Heritage Afternoon Tea

Market Hall Museum

Sunday 28th April 12.30pm or 1pm

Step back in time and taste cakes and bakes from the past. Using original recipes from the Warwickshire archives ‘Caking and Baking’ have recreated recipes from Mary Wise’s mid-18th century cookbook for you to enjoy. Recipes from Mary’s cookbook and kitchen gadgets from our museum collections will also be on display for you to view. The museum is closed to the general public during this event so you will be able to wander through the galleries throughout the event. Museum closes at 2.45pm.

Cost £15. Bar serving prosecco wine, beer and gin also available. Due to the nature of the old recipes there are no gluten or dairy free options. Please email hcwcommerical@warwickshire.gov.uk if any of your party require vegetarian sandwiches. Tables will be allocated with the number of spaces on this booking. If you are booking individually for the same party, please email hcwcommerical@warwickshire.gov.uk  with your party number. Book at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/heritageboxoffice