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Spring into March and enjoy the Heritage & Culture Warwickshire Showcase!

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Enjoy a range of workshops, talks & tours from the 4th - 23rd March.

Please note spaces are limited and therefore require booking in advance.

In at the Deep End – Kenilworth Abbey excavations

St John’s House, Warwick CV34 4NF

Monday 4 March: Doors open at 6pm, talk starts at 6:30pm

Uncover the history of Kenilworth Abbey with archaeologist Bryn Gethin (Archaeology Warwickshire) and learn about the new discoveries after the recent archaeological work during the rebuilding of the swimming baths at Kenilworth Abbey Fields. Refreshments provided before the talk.

£8.50, book at


St John’s House Tour

St John’s House, Warwick CV34 4NF

Wednesday 6 March: 3pm – 4pm

The story of St John’s House in Warwick spans 900 years of history, from medieval hospital to family home, schoolhouse, and museum. Hear about the medieval hospital established on the site in the 12th century; of the Stoughton family who built the current house in the 17th century; and see the recreated Victorian kitchen and schoolroom, refurbished in 2022.

£8.50, book at


Warwickshire Folklore Brew

St John’s House, Warwick CV34 4NF

Tuesday 12 March: 6.30pm - 8pm

Join performance storyteller Pyn Stockman and medical herbalist Arlene Burnett on a fantastical journey through Warwickshire’s old folk tales. Use all your senses and let your imagination run wild as you sip and savour unique herbal teas, blended by expert herbalist, to help bring the stories to life.

£18, book at


Hatton Hospital - Life in Central Hospital

County Record Office, Priory Park, Cape Rd, Warwick CV34 4JS

Wednesday 13 March: 6:30pm – 7.30pm

Learn about how the mentally ill were treated in 19th century Warwickshire from our collections, which include admission orders and case books from Central Hospital, Hatton.

£8.50, book at


Show & Tell: Estate Maps

County Record Office, Priory Park, Cape Rd, Warwick CV34 4JS

Thursday 14 March: 1pm - 1.30pm

This talk will explore Warwickshire's landscape and history looking at some of the gems of the record office's estate map collection.

Free, no need to book.


Warwick Suffragettes

County Record Office, Priory Park, Cape Rd, Warwick CV34 4JS

Friday 15 March: 6:30pm - 7.30pm

This talk will focus on the Warwick women who fought not just for the right to vote but to be seen as useful contributors to society; independent people not solely defined by their gender. Women like Westward Heath born Cicely Lucas, whose strong principles ultimately won admiration and respect.

£8.50, book at


Irish Family History Workshop

County Record Office, Priory Park, Cape Rd, Warwick CV34 4JS

Saturday 16 March: 9.30am - 11.30am

Commemorate St Patrick’s day by discovering more about your Irish Ancestors. Get advice on sources at the Record Office and online, and tips on how to develop your research skills.

£10, Book at


Notebook Making Workshop

County Record Office, Priory Park, Cape Rd, Warwick CV34 4JS

Saturday 16 March: 2pm – 4.30pm

Enjoy an afternoon of crafting, creating your own notebooks at the County Record Office. Learn about Japanese and western binding structures and folding methods to create different styles of notebooks with the expertise of Senior Conservator, Donata Santorini. Some good manual dexterity is required as the booklets will be hand-sewn with needles and thread and accurate folding of the paper is also needed. All materials will be provided.

£15, book at


Show and Tell: Fire of Warwick

Market Hall Museum

Thursday 21 March: 1pm – 1.30pm

On the 5th September 1694, a fire spread through Warwick that would rival the Great Fire of London and change the town forever. Discover more with this talk and see how the fire spread throughout the town with the new augmented reality interactive.

Free, no need to book, just drop in.

Published: 19th December 2023