Events for adults and young adults

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Join us for a range of talks, walks and workshops.

Places must be booked in advance unless stated by calling or visiting at the County Record Office on 01926 738959 or Market Hall Museum on 01926 412500. Some events may be booked online

  

 

Show and Tell: Bringing Warwickshire’s Past Alive in Three Dimensions

County Record Office

Wednesday 25th October 1 pm to 1.30 pm

The Warwickshire County Record Office’s large collection of mid-Victorian stereo photographic cards of Warwickshire has been digitised and put together with some recent stereo photography to produce some 3D Audio Visual shows contrasting the past and present of our photogenic county.  In this Show and Tell with Dr Bob Pryce we will focus on some of our most recent work on Warwick itself. FREE, donations welcome. No need to book.

 

Show and Tell: Warwickshire Pebbles

Market Hall Museum

Thursday 9th November 1 pm to 1.30 pm

Explore the wide-ranging significance of commonplace Warwickshire pebbles found in our fields, parks and gardens. What they can tell us about ancient environments, climate change, and devastating mass extinctions. FREE, donations welcome. No need to book.

 

Family History: Findmypast Website

County Record Office

Saturday 11th November 10.15 am to 12.45 pm

Are you getting the best out of the findmypast website?  This hands-on session with family historian Jennifer Cranfield will give you the tools to use this website effectively for your family history research. Cost: £12

 

Museum After Hours: The Warwickshire Lute

Market Hall Museum

Thursday 16th November 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm; doors open 7 pm; building closes 9.30 pm.

Warwickshire Museum has an original and incredibly rare lute. The lute, an early type of stringed instrument, was one of the primary instruments of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and was made in Bologna by German-born luthier Hans Frei over 450 years ago. Frei is considered one of the closest lute equivalents of ‘Stradivarius’, making the Warwick lute extremely special and unique. Join art historian and lutenist Adam Busiakiewicz for an engaging talk on the history of the Warwickshire Museum lute, interspersed with live lute music performed on a faithful reproduction. Music will include pieces composed during the instrument’s creation in mid sixteenth century Italy, and other melodies composed by contemporary British lutenists and composers.  Attendees will have a chance to browse the museum’s new displays before and after the presentation. Cost: £5  This event can be booked online

 

Make Your Own Christmas Decorations

Market Hall MuseumSaturday 18th November 1 pm to 4 pm

Handmade gifts are always a pleasure to make and receive. In this workshop you will learn the art of handmade cards, gift tags, Xmas decorations for your table and tree, plus taking home lots of inspirational ideas too. This creative workshop is run by specialists from STRADFAS (Arts Society). Cost: £20 This event can be booked online

 

Behind the Scenes at the Archives

County Record Office

Monday 20th November 10.30 am to 12 noon.

Learn how to use the record office, tour the strongrooms, view original records and discover how we care for Warwickshire’s records.  This session will focus on documents from the parish collections, to celebrate 25 years since the ordination of women Church of England priests. Cost: £5

 

Show and Tell: The Beauchamp Charter 

County Record Office

Wednesday 22nd November 1 pm to 1.30 pm

A brief look at the illumination of medieval charters, focusing particularly on our own Beauchamp Charter. FREE, donations welcome. No need to book.

 

Lost Traditions: Stir Up Sunday

St John’s Museum

Sunday 26th November 10 am to 12 noon

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.Cost: £20 This event can be booked online

 

Market Hall Makers Fair

Market Hall Museum

Saturday 9th December to Sunday 10th December 10 am to 5 pm

Buy unique Christmas gifts from a selection of Warwickshire’s finest artists.  Browse quality paintings, ceramics, sculptures, jewellery, textiles, glass and more in the unique surroundings of our historic museum.   Refreshments available in our cafe.  FREE, no need to book.

To book a stall, contact rowanfisher@warwickshire.gov.uk or visit our webpage

 

Unless otherwise stated, all places for our events must be booked in advance by calling or visiting during opening hours: Warwickshire County Record Office on 01926 738959 or Market Hall Museum on 01926 412500. Some events may be booked online.