Events for adults and young adults

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

  

 

 

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. £20 This event can be booked online

 

Image courtesy of Colin Underhill

Victorian Evening
Market Hall Museum – Thursday 30th November, museum closes at 9pm.
Visit Market Hall after hours and let the kids make a Victorian Christmas card. FREE event, no need to book just drop in, donations welcome.
The cafe will be open for eat in and take away  drinks, snacks and cakes and our Victorian staff will be serving mulled wine, mince pies and gingerbread supplied by Thomas Oken Cakes on a stall outside.

 

ReColllections Dementia Café

Market Hall Museum – Monday 27th November 2 pm – 4 pm

Join us for object handling, crafts, games, songs and socialising. Using museum collections and creative activity to engage and inspire people living with dementia and their carers. FREE, tea & coffee provided. Spaces are limited so please call 01926 412500 to book.

 

Make a Poppy for Warwick Poppies

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 6th December 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.

 

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

 

Show and Tell: Vaccination Registers: The Early Years of Public Vaccination

County Record Office – Thursday 1st February 1pm to 1.30pm

Learn more about this important aspect of public health in the early years of vaccination, and the information which can be gleaned from these Poor Law Union’s records. FREE drop in, no need to book.

 

Exploring Garden History

County Record Office – Monday 5th February 10am to 1pm

This session looks at records and artefacts from the Warwickshire Museum’s collection to start you on a journey to understand more about the history of gardens. Using original documents at the Records Office, find out more about how Warwickshire owners across time set about developing their parks and gardens.  £12 This event can be booked online.

 

Make a Poppy for Warwick Poppies

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 7th February 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.

 

Family History: Family Tree Maker

County Record Office – Saturday 10th February 10.15am to 12.45pm

Family historian Jennifer Cranfield shows you how to organise your family tree research using this software programme. £12

 

Show and Tell: Love and Marriage

Market Hall Museum – Tuesday 13th February 1pm to 1.30pm

A look at love, relationships and marriage through our collections. FREE drop in, no need to book.

 

Store Tour: Warwickshire’s Jurassic Treasures

Montague Road, Warwick – Wednesday 21st February 10.30am to 12pm

Come and have a look behind the scenes at the Warwickshire Museum store at Montague Road. See some of the fossils and treasures of Warwickshire’s Jurassic past with Curator of Natural History, Jon Radley, and have a go at making your own Jurassic treasure to take home. Families welcome, suggested for ages 7+ £5, everyone attending must pay. This event can be booked online. 

 

Behind the Scenes: Votes for Women

County Record Office – Monday 26th February 10.30am to 12pm

Come and see some of the records relating to women’s suffrage at the County Record Office and have a behind the scenes tour of our strong rooms. £5

 

Warwickshire Women and the Fight for the Vote

Market Hall Museum – Thursday 1st March – Talk 7pm to 8pm, Museum closes at 9pm

What role did Warwickshire women play in the fight to gain the vote at the beginning of the twentieth century? This talk by Dr Sarah Richardson of Warwick University will uncover some of the fascinating characters and their stories as women struggled against the political establishment to win the argument for female enfranchisement. The women used a wide range of tactics such as boycotting the 1911 census, challenging voter registration, holding bazaars and garden parties, and more militant methods such as mass rallies, stone throwing and defacing works of art. Although the focus of the women’s suffrage movement is often London and on major figures such as Emmeline Pankhurst and Emily Wilding Davison, this talk will demonstrate that it involved ordinary men and women right across the country. £5 This event can be booked online.

 

Friends of CRO Talk: Art From The Castle

County Record Office – Saturday 3rd March 3.15pm

Art historian Adam Busiakiewicz talks about his work on the unlisted boxes of the Warwick Castle archive. This collection was purchased by the Record Office some years ago. £3 payable at the door, visitors are welcome to join the Friends’ AGM before the talk.

 

Make a Poppy for Warwick Poppies

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 7th March 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.

 

Show and Tell: The Parish Constables

County Record Office – Thursday 8th March 1pm to 1.30pm

Learn about the responsibilities of the parish constable in 18th century England. FREE drop in, no need to book.

 

Archives Online

County Record Office – Friday 16th March 10.30am to 11.30am

Find out how you can use Warwickshire’s Past Unlocked, the County Record Office’s own online catalogue. FREE

 

Vintage Fair

Market Hall Museum – Saturday 17th March 10am – 5pm

Love vintage? Market Hall Museum in Warwick invites you to fall in love with classic styles of the past at our Vintage Fair.  There will be vintage stalls throughout the museum to browse for that authentic vintage look.  Refreshments available in our cafe.  An event for adults, families and children. FREE entry.  To book a stall, contact rowanfisher@warwickshire.gov.uk or visit our webpage for more details.

 

Show and Tell: The Wilmcote Plesiosaur

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 21st March 1pm to 1.30pm

Back in the nineteenth century, limestone quarries in and around Wilmcote, near Stratford-upon-Avon, were a rich source of fossils dating back to the dawn of the Jurassic Period. Among the fossils, a near-complete skeleton of a sea-going reptile, known as a plesiosaur, was recovered and acquired by the Warwickshire Natural History and Archaeological Society for their museum at Warwick’s Market Hall. A newly constructed life-size replica of the fossil is now on display in the Market Hall Museum, whilst the original skeleton is safely housed in the museum’s stores. This talk explores the life and times of this amazing animal, and how it came to be entombed in the rock layers of a local quarry. FREE drop in, no need to book.

 

Family History: ancestry.co.uk

County Record Office – Saturday 24th March 2018 10.15am to 12.45pm

Learn how to research your ancestors using this popular website. £12

 

Make Do and Mend – Textile Workshop

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 28th March 7pm to 9pm

Be creative with vintage fabrics and embellishments, cut, fold and add a few stitches to create new and useful projects. All materials supplied at the workshop for 2-3 projects. £20 including all materials. This event can be booked online

 

Make a Poppy for Warwick Poppies

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 4th April 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.

 

Show and Tell: James Speight, Photographer

County Record Office – Wednesday 11th April 1pm to 1.30pm

Learn more about life in Edwardian England and the First World War trenches through James’ photographs, diaries and letters. FREE drop in, no need to book.

 

Selina Cooper: Working Class Suffragist

Market Hall Museum – Monday 16th April – Talk 2pm to 3pm, Museum closes at 4pm

Family historian Jennifer Cranfield talks about her great aunt, who was one of the few women suffragists who spoke on a national platform. £5

 

TOFT Crochet Workshop: Ichthyosaur  

 Image from previous TOFT workshop

Market Hall Museum – Thursday 19th April 7pm to 9.15pm

Crochet your very own ichthyosaur in this exclusive workshop with the TOFT team and find out about the Warwickshire Ichthyosaur with Curator of Natural History Jon Radley. This workshop includes everything you need to crochet your ichthyosaur, as well as demonstrations of the skills and techniques used. The TOFT team will be on-hand to help you learn how to read a crochet pattern, how to start and finish each body part and how to sew them all together along with any special stitches or techniques to complete the design. . £35 including all materials. This event can be booked online

 

Show and Tell: Gorgeous Georgians

Market Hall Museum – Tuesday 24th April 1pm to 1.30pm

A look at the late 18th and early 19th century costume in the Museum collections. FREE drop in, no need to book.

 

Family History: They Went Abroad

County Record Office – Saturday 28th April 2018 10.15am to 12.45pm

This session will focus on what family history research records are available in Australia, New Zealand, Canada & the USA. £12

 

Make a Poppy for Warwick Poppies

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 2nd May 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.

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.