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: Gorgeous Georgians

Market Hall Museum – Tuesday 24th April 1pm – 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 10.15am – 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.

 

Show and Tell: Mary Wise’s Recipe Book

County Record Office – Wednesday 9th May 1pm – 1.30pm

Hear about the recipe books in the county archives including Mary Wise’s book of culinary, medicinal and household recipes. FREE, no need to book, donations welcome.

 

Family History: The National Archives

County Record Office – Saturday 12th May 10.15am – 12.45pm

Family historian Jennifer Cranfield introduces you to the National Archives website. Learn how the resources available can be used to develop your family tree. £12

 

Exploring Garden History

County Record Office – Monday 14th May 10am – 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

 

Recollections: Dementia Café

St John’s House – Monday 14th May 2pm – 4pm

ReCollections is a new 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. FREE donations welcome to support the museum. Spaces are limited so please book.

 

Image courtesy of Colin Underhill

Drinks After Dark – Museums at Night

Market Hall Museum – Friday 18th May 6.30pm – 9pm

See Market Hall Museum in a new light enjoying a relaxed evening with friends. Explore the Museum after dark with glow sticks to guide your way, get crafty with our activities or just relax with a drink in our cafe/bar. £5, over-18s only.

 

Show and Tell: Royal Victorians

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 23rd May 1pm – 1.30pm

Hear about some of the items in the museum collection relating to Queen Victoria and her visits to Warwickshire, including a handkerchief supposedly belonging to the Queen herself. FREE, no need to book, donations welcome.

 

Warwick Festival: The Legend of Guy of Warwick

Market Hall Museum – Saturday 26th May – Sunday 27th May 10am – 5pm

Market Hall Museum is taking part in this years Warwick Festival, The Legend of Guy of Warwick on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May.
View the modern influences of Guy through a visual arts exhibition created by Warwickshire College students all weekend. On Saturday bring the kids along for our ‘Make and Create’ – make a Guy or your very own superhero mask. £1 donation to take part in the craft activity and on Sunday browse food stalls throughout the museum, part of the Warwick Food Festival. FREE entry. For more details on the festival visit www.warwickfestival.co.uk

 

Make a Poppy for Warwick Poppies

Market Hall Museum – Wednesday 6th June 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: Breaking Down Brick Walls

County Record Office – Saturday 9th June 10.15am – 12.45pm

Join family historian Jennifer Cranfield to explore some ideas on how to track down those elusive ancestors. £12

 

Recollections: Dementia Café

Market Hall Museum – Monday 11th June 2pm – 4pm

ReCollections is a new Dementia Café at Market Hall Museum 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. FREE donations welcome to support the museum. Spaces are limited so please book.

 

Mary Quant: Her Early Life, Career and Designs

Market Hall Museum – Tuesday 12th June 7pm – 9pm

“If You Remember The 1960s Then You Weren’t There” – take a trip down memory lane with us to see some of the fashions of the 1960s. Ruth Lowe takes Mary Quant’s career through the late 1950s up to the 1970s. This talk covers her early life, time at Goldsmiths College, London, life with Alexander Plunkett-Green whom she married in 1957 and the fashions of the eras that sparked the fashion revolution. Ruth brings along some real Mary Quant fashion items to re-awaken the memory of the 1960s. £10

 

(c) National Trust, Charlecote Park

Show and Tell: George Lucy and the Gainsborough portrait

County Record Office – Thursday 14th June 1pm – 1.30pm

In 1760 George Lucy of Charlecote sat for the famous portrait painter Thomas Gainsborough. The Lucy archive contains a number of letters on the subject written to Phillipa Hayes, his housekeeper at Charlecote, revealing his opinions on the portrait and other subjects. FREE, no need to book, donations welcome.

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. To book a stall, contact rowanfisher@warwickshire.gov.uk or click here

 

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 at Market Hall Museum 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. FREE donations welcome to support the museum. Spaces are limited so please book.

 

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

 

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

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 at Market Hall Museum 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. FREE donations welcome to support the museum. Spaces are limited so please book.

 

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.