Events for adults and young people

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

Warwickshire County Record Office, Warwick

A look at some of our records showing how parishes dealt with outbreaks and the introduction of vaccination. Admission is free so just drop in.

Show and Tell – Life and Death in the Jurassic

Market Hall Museum, Warwick

Thursday 21 October 2021, 1pm to 1.30pm

A look at the realities of survival in Warwickshire's jurassic seas: how to eat and how to avoid being eaten. Admission is free so just drop in.

Sketch at the Museum

Market Hall Museum, Warwick

Thursday 21 October 2021, 1.30pm - 2.30pm

Join us to sketch in and outside Market Hall Museum. Guided by Angela Amesbury, local designer and artist. Artist supplies provided and all abilities are welcome. There is no need to book but donations are welcomed. Meet by our museum bear. Afterwards, you are welcome to stay and visit the cafe to enjoy 10% off. Please note the event is for adults only.

Knit and Natter

Market Hall Museum, Warwick

Tuesday 2 November 2021, 12 noon - 2pm

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.

History of the British Sports Car

Market Hall Museum, Warwick

Wednesday 10 November 2021 - The museum opens at 7pm with the talk starting at 7.30pm

How do you define the sports car? The first car to be accredited as Britain's first true sports car is the Vauxhall Prince Henry in 1910, but the desire for motoring speed, glamour and danger goes well back before this date through the racing carriages in the 18th Century and as far back as the classical mythological Egyptian and Roman periods.

We investigate the development of the British sports car over 100 years, from the earliest times to the current day. All the old favourites, Jaguar, MG, Triumph, Morgan, etc. have their place, moulded by an ever changing social, political and economical landscape.

Join us as we journey through the golden age of 'two-seater workmanlike cars' maintained, loved and almost worshiped by many enthusiasts, as well as those limited and high profile / high value 'status cars'. Such cars have almost unbelievable levels of 'engineering excellence', but can only be afforded, owned and maintained by few people.

Admission is £7.50.

Spaces are limited so please book in advance through Eventbrite.

Sketch at the Museum

Market Hall Museum, Warwick

Thursday 18 November 2021, 1.30pm - 2.30pm

Join us to sketch in and outside Market Hall Museum. Guided by Angela Amesbury, local designer and artist. Artist supplies provided and all abilities are welcome. There is no need to book but donations are welcomed. Meet by our museum bear. Afterwards, you are welcome to stay and visit the cafe to enjoy 10% off. Please note the event is for adults only.

Show and Tell: Status Symbols in Time

Market Hall Museum, Warwick

Thursday 18 November 2021, 1pm to 1.30pm

Discover how people in the past showed off their wealth and place in society using objects and clothes with our Curator of Human History and new displays at Market Hall Museum.

Admission is free so just drop in.

Stir Up Sunday

St Johns House Museum, Warwick

Sunday 21 November 2021, 10am to 12pm

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.

The cost of admission is £20 which includes festive refreshments. Please bring your own pudding basin.

Spaces are limited so please book in advance through Eventbrite.

Rustic Indoor Wreath Workshop

St Johns House Museum, Warwick

Saturday 27 November 2021, 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Come and unleash your inner artist in this creative christmas class, as Lois Golding of Little Garden Flowers guides you to craft a decorative indoor wreath. Starting by weaving either willow or hazel to create a base, we will then design using moss, fresh and dried foliage, twigs, berries and grasses to create a real show stopper. Embracing nature’s own charm, we will work with asymmetric shapes and movement to create our unique festive masterpieces – suitable for hanging on a porch, internal door or interior wall. Using only locally sourced British ingredients and sustainable materials.

The cost of admission is £45 which includes tuition, equipment, unlimited materials, alongside festive snacks and mulled wine.

Spaces are limited so please book in advance through Eventbrite.

Knit and Natter

Market Hall Museum, Warwick

Tuesday 7 December 2021, 12 noon - 2pm

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.

Quilled Christmas Decorations Workshop

Market Hall Museum, Warwick

Tuesday 7 December 2021, 7pm to 9pm

Come and explore the wonderful world of paper quilling, and learn to make some wonderful Christmas decorations. At this workshop you will learn various techniques to shape the paper and build your design, opening a world of possibilities. These will make gorgeous hanging decorations, either for yourself, or as the perfect festive gifts for friends and family.

The cost of admission is £25 which includes all the materials needed.

Spaces are limited so please book in advance through Eventbrite.

Saturnalia

Market Hall Museum, Warwick

Friday 17 December 2021, 7pm to 8pm

Io Saturnalia! Come along and find out how the Romans celebrated the midwinter feast of Saturnalia. Long before the Christians adopted this week long festival for their own purposes it was a time associated with much merrymaking, eating and drinking and of course gift giving! Candles and flames were a feature of mid winter celebrations as in many cultures today. Social rules were relaxed and slaves were even allowed to exchange roles with their masters. Local Romans Geminus (and maybe also Cinnama) will be pleased to show how they are making preparations for the feast and to share some of their favourite family recipes of the food that they have prepared especially for Saturnalia.

The cost of admission is £8.

Spaces are limited so please book in advance through Eventbrite.

Sketch at the Museum

Market Hall Museum, Warwick

Thursday 16 December 2021, 1.30pm - 2.30pm

Join us to sketch in and outside Market Hall Museum. Guided by Angela Amesbury, local designer and artist. Artist supplies provided and all abilities are welcome. There is no need to book but donations are welcomed. Meet by our museum bear. Afterwards, you are welcome to stay and visit the cafe to enjoy 10% off. Please note the event is for adults only.