Events for adults and young people

Regular Events at Market Hall Museum

All events require booking in advance unless otherwise stated. Book at Heritage and Culture Warwickshire Eventbrite page.

Sketch in the Museum

Market Hall Museum

Third Thursday of the month 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Join us to sketch in or outside Market Hall Museum. Guided by Angela Amesbury, local designer and artist. Artist supplies provided and all abilities are welcome.

Just drop in, no need to book. This is a free event, donations are welcomed. Afterwards, you are welcome to stay and visit the cafe to enjoy 10% off. 

Knit and Natter

Market Hall Museum

First and third Tuesday of the month. 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Have a go at knitting or crochet for a good cause. Join fellow crafters for an afternoon to develop your skills and make friends. All are welcome from beginners to experts.

It is a free event with no need to book, simply drop in and also enjoy 10% off in the cafe. 

Market Hall Museum Highlight Tours

Market Hall Museum

Hear about the history of the building and the highlights of its collection, from the infamous Warwickshire Bear to the amazing South Warwickshire Roman Hoards. You are also welcome to browse our museum shop and treat yourself to some refreshments in our Museum Café. Tours last between 30 to 45 minutes and are provided by our team of Volunteer Tour Guides.

Free, donations welcomed.

Events for January – April 2022

Show and Tell - Vaccination - the Fight Against a Deadly Disease

County Record Office

Tuesday 25th January 1pm to 1.30pm

A look at some of our records showing how parishes dealt with outbreaks and the introduction of vaccination.

Free, donations welcome. Spaces are limited so please book in advance through the Heritage and Culture Warwickshire Eventbrite page.

Show and Tell- Roman Hoards Collection

Market Hall Museum

Thursday 27th January 1pm to 1:30pm

The Romans conquered Britain in AD43. There is evidence of a Roman settlement in the southern part of Warwickshire, a place now called Edge Hill. It is here where our two Roman Hoards were found. Come along and hear more about these finds by our knowledgeable and engaging Volunteer Chrissie.

Free event, donations welcome. Spaces are limited so please book in advance through the Heritage and Culture Warwickshire Eventbrite page.

Show and Tell- Dorothy Cadbury 

Market Hall Museum

Thursday 10th February 1pm to 1:30pm

Come and explore our new exhibition display ‘Dorothy's Day Out’ and learn more about the far-reaching achievements of local botanist Dorothy Cadbury (1892 - 1987). Led by our very knowledgeable and engaging Volunteer Chrissie. 

Free event, donations welcome. Spaces are limited so please book in advance through the Heritage and Culture Warwickshire Eventbrite page.

Cars For Speed and Glamour - the Story of the Donald Healey Motor Company - SOLD OUT

Market Hall Museum

Tuesday 15th February Museum open from 7pm, talk at 7.30pm to 8.30pm

Rob Eyre, senior archivist at Warwickshire County Record Office will present his talk on Donald Healey and his company on the ground floor of Market Hall Museum where an exhibition celebrating Donald Healey is currently on display. The talk draws on archives and photographs now held at the record office.

Tickets cost £8 per person. Spaces are limited so please book in advance through the Heritage and Culture Warwickshire Eventbrite page.

Show and Tell – Volcanoes and Eruptions

Market Hall Museum

Thursday 17th February 1pm to 1.30pm

In the light of recent widely reported volcanic eruptions, this talk looks at why volcanoes erupt, their power, the different materials that erupt from volcanoes, and how they impact upon us and the natural world. 

Free, donations welcome. Spaces are limited so please book in advance through the Heritage and Culture Warwickshire Eventbrite page.

Stoughton’s Treasure Escape Game

St John’s House Museum

Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th February. Slots at 10am, 11.15am, 12.30pm, 1.45pm, 3pm and 4.15pm  

A new escape game for St Johns House. Clues have recently emerged hinting at a treasure hoard, lost in St Johns many years ago. Can you solve the puzzles, search out the artefacts around the curator’s office and find the treasure before your time runs out?  

Game lasts up to 45 minutes. Please arrive no more than 15 minutes before your time slot.    

Suitable for 2-6 players, ages 7+. 

Tickets cost £30 per team. Spaces are limited so please book in advance through the Heritage and Culture Warwickshire Eventbrite page.

Weaving Workshop - SOLD OUT

Market Hall Museum

Thursday 3rd March 7pm to 9pm

Come and have a go at Loom weaving on this workshop with Julie Hicks. You will create a tactile wall hanging which is all about colour and texture. You will learn all the techniques to get you started on your weaving journey including, tabby weave, soumak braid, Rya knots and fringing. You will be shown how to warp up your frame ready for weaving and how to finish and hang your woven masterpiece. Included in the price are a hand made loom frame to take home with you and all materials. 

Tickets cost £30 per person. Spaces are limited so please book in advance through the Heritage and Culture Warwickshire Eventbrite page.

Show and Tell  - National Service Appeals: Warwick District Appeal Tribunal 1916-1918

County Record Office

Tuesday 8th March, 1pm to 1.30pm

Men, their families and employers could appeal their conscription to fight in World War One for a variety of reasons, medical or commercial as well as moral, and their appeal papers show a different side to the conflict by illustrating the impact of the war at home. Take a look at some original cases to find out more about the work of the Warwick District Appeal Tribunal and the consequences of its decisions for those men who did not want to fight. 

Free, donations welcome. Spaces are limited so please book in advance through the Heritage and Culture Warwickshire Eventbrite page.

The Origins of Place Names

Market Hall Museum

Wednesday 23rd March 7pm to 8pm

A talk exploring the origins of place names. Discover what it takes to research the topic and how a book of local place names was produced. Bring along your place names questions and intrigues for a lively and humorous discussion. 

Tickets cost £8 per person. Spaces are limited so please book in advance through the Heritage and Culture Warwickshire Eventbrite page.

Cornflower - Toft Crochet Workshop - SOLD OUT!

Market Hall Museum

Wednesday 6th April 7pm to 9.15pm

Inspired by the watercolours of botanist Dorothy Cadbury , the Toft team have created a new pattern for you to cro-your-own cornflower. This workshop includes everything you need to make your cornflower, full instructions and plenty of help from the Toft team. Beginners and experienced crochet fans welcome. 

Tickets cost £45 per person including all the materials. This event is now fully booked, if you would like to join the waiting list please go to the Heritage and Culture Warwickshire Eventbrite page.

Archives Online

County Record Office

Thursday 7th April, 10.30am to 11.30am

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

Free, donations welcome. Spaces are limited so please book in advance through the Heritage and Culture Warwickshire Eventbrite page

Show and Tell - Digging for Victory

Market Hall Museum 

Thursday 28th April 1pm to 1.30pm

A talk focussing on the Women's Land Army in Warwickshire during the Second World War through a recently donated personal collection. 

Free, donations welcomed. Spaces are limited so please book in advance through the Heritage and Culture Warwickshire Eventbrite page.