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

 

 

 

Show and Tell – Archaeological Archives

Market Hall Museum – Tuesday 23rd October 1pm – 1.30pm

Join us for a talk about our archaeological archives. Find out about what we have, how it gets to us and what we do with it when it gets here. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.

 

Archives Online

County Record Office – Friday 26th October 10.30pm – 11.30am

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

 

County Guitars Group

Market Hall Museum – Saturday 3rd November 12.30pm – 1pm

We will be welcoming the Warwickshire County Guitars Group after a special make and create session. The group, which is made up of guitar students aged 13 to 21, will be playing a set of Baroque and classical pieces. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.

 

Knit and Natter

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 7th 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.

 

Show and Tell: The Armistice in Warwickshire

County Record Office – Thursday 8th November 1pm – 1.30pm

The signing of the Armistice on 11th November 1918 was a significant moment marking the end of over four years of conflict. Learn about how Warwickshire reacted to the news through original records held at the County Record Office. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.

 

Art from Warwick Castle

County Record Office – Saturday 10th November 2pm to 4pm

The Friends of the Warwickshire County Record Office welcome visitors for a talk by Adam Busiakiewicz. Adam, an art historian working as a guide lecturer for the Wallace collection, is currently using the Warwick Castle archive at the County Record Office for his research into the Art collection at the Castle. His talk will cover the fascinating discoveries he has made so far. £5, light refreshments will be served.

 

Recollections: Dementia Café

Market Hall Museum – Monday 12th 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. This month we will be exploring Stir Up Sunday: join us to make a Christmas Pudding! Refreshments provided, pay what you think. Spaces are limited so please book.

 

Show and Tell: Horns and Antlers

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

A discussion around modern and ancient animals with horns and antlers. What functions do they serve, what do they look like and how do they grow? Specimens from the museum collection will be on hand for people to handle. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.

 

Knit and Natter

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 14th 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.

 

Family History: 20th Century Military Records

County Record Office – Saturday 17th November 10.15am to 12.45pm

Learn about the records and resources available for researching your military ancestors with family historian Jennifer Cranfield. £12

 

Portable Antiquities Scheme: 20 Years of Treasures

Market Hall Museum – Monday 19th November 7pm to 9pm

Since 1997 the Portable Antiquities Scheme has identified and recorded over 27,500 archaeological finds from Warwickshire. These finds include stone implements, metalwork, pottery and glass dating from prehistory to more recent times. They give us a glimpse into aspects of everyday life, including the economy, fashions, migration, trade and home life; all evidence of long forgotten communities and ways of life. This talk highlights some of the artefacts recorded through the Scheme, giving us an insight into the stories and ways of life of those past communities. £7.50

 

Explore Your Archive: Behind the Scenes

County Record Office – Tuesday 20th November 10.30am to 12pm

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. Join senior archivist Rob Eyre for a close look at our collections and to find out about the work of our archivists. £7.50

 

Knit and Natter

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 21st 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 25th November 10am to 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

 

Show and Tell: The Sheldon Tapestry 

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 28th November 1pm – 1.30pm

Join our talk to hear about the Sheldon Tapestry map of Warwickshire. Find out about the conservation work done to protect the Elizabethan tapestry and what we learnt about it. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.

 

Victorian Evening and Craft Fair

Market Hall Museum – Thursday 29th November 5pm – 9pm

Get ready for Christmas and  browse art and craft stalls throughout the museum selling gifts. Visit Father Christmas (4.50 per child, includes gift, drop in and pick up a timed ticket, take part in our childrens craft activity while you wait) or just take part in our ‘Make and Create’ craft activity, £1 donation. Warm up with a mulled wine and mince pie from our outside stall and enjoy hot drinks and cakes and savouries in the museum cafe. 10% off all purchases in the museum shop. FREE entry.

 

Knit and Natter

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 5th December 1.30pm to 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: Roman Coins

Market Hall Museum – Thursday 6th December 1pm to 1.30pm

A chance to get an up-close look at some of the coins from the South Warwickshire Roman Hoard. This talk will cover the iconography commonly found on coins from the period, in particular how figures such as Julius Caesar and Augustus used them to spread their own political messages and cultivate their public image. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.

 

Family History: Victorian Crime and Punishment

County Record Office – Saturday 8th December 10.15am to 12.45pm

Were your ancestors criminals or victims of crime? Join family historian Jennifer Cranfield for a look at available records to help explore your family history. £12

 

Recollections: Dementia Café

Market Hall Museum – Monday 10th 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.  This month we will be making Christmas Decorations. Refreshments provided, pay what you think. Spaces are limited so please book.