Events for adults and young adults

 Discover your heritage, have fun, and learn something new at our events. There’s something for everyone. From walks, talks and tours that celebrate our history, to crafty workshops and one-off events marking special occasions, new exhibitions and events that highlight and share Warwickshire’s heritage and culture.

Places must be booked in advance unless stated online at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/heritageboxoffice or call 01926 412500/738959

 

Warwickshire Open Studios

Market Hall Museum  – Friday 22nd June to Sunday 24th June 10am – 5pm (10am – 4pm Sunday)

Browse Warwickshire’s finest quality paintings, ceramics, sculptures, jewellery, textiles, glass, furniture and more in the unique surroundings of our historic museum.  An event to support Warwickshire Open Studios.  Refreshments available in our café. FREE entry.

 

Show and Tell: Dinosaurs in Warwickshire

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

An exploration of our Jurassic past and the evidence for dinosaurs in our county. Real dinosaur bones and other fossils will be available, and the talk will also be illustrated by the Market Hall Museum’s displays of locally collected fossils. FREE, no need to book, donations welcome.

 

Make your own Personalised Stamped Bangle

Market Hall Museum – Tuesday 3rd July 7pm – 9pm

Make an impression and learn how to create a lovely stamped bangle. Janet Royle will lead you through how to stamp a themed or personalised bangle – and also demonstrate other design ideas. Tools and stamps provided – and you will leave with a shiny aluminium bangle which you will have made all yours! £25 including all materials

 

Make a Poppy for Warwick Poppies

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

Make poppies for St Mary’s Church World War One commemorative poppy installation. Have a go at knitting, crocheting or felt poppies. Can’t knit or crochet? Our friendly assistants will help. Come and join in the fun, whatever your age and ability, and find out more about the Warwick Poppies Campaign. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.  10% off in the cafe.

 

Recollections: Dementia Café

Market Hall Museum – Monday 9th July 2pm – 4pm

ReCollections is a new Dementia Café using museum collections and creative activity to engage and inspire people living with dementia and their loved ones. Join us for object handling, crafts, games, songs and socialising on the 2nd Monday of every month from 2pm – 4pm. FREE, tea & coffee provided, donations welcomed to support the museum. Spaces are limited so please book. These sessions are for family and friends looking after their loved ones. If you are from a care home please contact us directly on 01926 412355 to discuss our bespoke visits and reminiscence loan boxes.

 

Show and Tell Archaeological Finds

Market Hall Museum – Thursday 12th July 1pm – 1.30pm

A free talk exploring the amazing archaeological finds at Market Hall Museum and the stories behind their discovery. FREE, no need to book, donations welcome

 

Family History: Exploring County Record Offices

County Record Office – Saturday 14th July 10.15am – 12.45pm

Jennifer Cranfield shows you what is hiding in County Record Offices to aid your family history research. £12

 

Fiendishly Friendly Clay: Finding a Roman Farmstead

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 18th July 7pm – 9pm

With Archaeology Warwickshire’s Pete Thompson and Jodie Duffy.
How easy was it for archaeologists, particularly those with a fresh perspective and new to the field, to find out more about farmers who lived in Southam nearly 2000 years ago.  How did archaeologists recover facts and finds from the local clay? £7.50

 

A View From A Hill

Market Hall Museum – Monday 23rd July 7pm – 9pm

Archaeology Warwickshire’s Bryn Gethin presents a talk on using aerial LiDAR imagery to find new archaeological sites and better understand old ones. Hear how LiDar gives archaeologists a view of earthworks in the landscape, helping them uncover hillforts, barrows, castles and deserted medieval villages. £7.50

 

A Transition in Rural Settlement Life along the Fosse Way

Market Hall Museum – Thursday 26th July 7pm – 9pm

Excavations carried out in Shipston on Stour along the Fosse Way have shed light on the change in agricultural and settlement activity with the advent of Roman rule in Iron Age Britain. Archaeology Warwickshire’s Ed Pearson and Bekky Hillman talk about the new evidence for this time of change. £7.50

 

World War One Day

St John’s House – Saturday 28th July  10am to 5pm

Visit the Birmingham Pals Living History Association on the Front Lawn, take part in our Battlefield Medicine Workshops (suitable for families), join in with some family friendly craft activities and enjoy a garden performance of Local News 1915 by Tell Tale Theatre Company. Explore the Home Front stories our Warwickshire at War volunteers have uncovered in our exhibitions downstairs and discover the extraordinary stories of soldiers from the Royal Warwickshire Regiment upstairs.  Find out how to research your family military history at a talk with an expert from the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum. Craft activities  and battlefield medicine workshops run 10 am to 3 pm. ‘How to Research your Family Military History’ talk at 2 pm, ‘Local News 1918’ by Tell Tale Theatre Company at 2.30  pm.  Light refreshments available.  Booking on the day required for some events.

A joint event by Heritage and Culture Warwickshire and the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum, Warwick. FREE entry to both museums.

 

Busking at the Museum

Market Hall Museum Saturday 28th July 1pm -2.30pm

Join us at Market Hall Museum on the weekend of the Warwick Folk Festival and enjoy ‘Busking at the Museum’. Drop in and listen to local musicans, they will be busking to raise funds to support our ReCollections Dementia Cafe. Free entry.

 

Museum Stores, Montague Road – Natural History Adventures

Behind the Scenes: Store Tour – Monday 30th July 10.30am – 12noon

Join Curator of Natural Sciences Jon Radley for a behind-the-scenes look at the Warwickshire Museum’s store at Montague Road. Discover the story of Warwickshire’s prehistoric past and see the objects that tell us about our county millions of years ago. Adults and families welcome, suggested for ages 7+ £7.50

Warwick’s Roman Past – SOLD OUT!

Market Hall Museum – Thursday 31st July 7pm – 9pm

Archaeology Warwickshire’s Caroline Rann and Eri Kleisoura talk about how the recent Roman villa discovery has changed what we know about Warwick. The discovery of a large stone building south of the River Avon in Warwick suggests a villa complex and changes what we thought we knew about the origins of the town. The excavations were well documented and the archaeologists will share a glimpse of their work.  Interpretation of the evidence gathered is ongoing and we hope it will reveal more about the people living in Warwick nearly 2000 years ago. £7.50

 

Recollections: Dementia Café

Market Hall Museum – Monday 13th August 2pm – 4pm

ReCollections is a new Dementia Café using museum collections and creative activity to engage and inspire people living with dementia and their loved ones. Join us for object handling, crafts, games, songs and socialising on the 2nd Monday of every month from 2pm – 4pm. FREE, tea & coffee provided, donations welcomed to support the museum. Spaces are limited so please book. These sessions are for family and friends looking after their loved ones. If you are from a care home please contact us directly on 01926 412355 to discuss our bespoke visits and reminiscence loan boxes.

 

Family History: Illustrating your Research

County Record Office – Saturday 18th August 10.15am – 12.45pm

Add some colour to your family tree as family historian Jennifer Cranfield helps you find some ideas to illustrate your research. £12

 

Show and Tell: Living Jurassic Fossils in Warwickshire

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 22nd August 1pm – 1.30pm

Plants and animals that have hardly changed since the age of the dinosaurs are living amongst us in Warwickshire today. This talk will discuss what they look like and why they’re living here, illustrated with real examples from the museum collections. FREE drop in, no need to book.