News from Winterbourne Barn: November 2020

October 28 2020
News from Winterbourne Barn: November 2020

TOURS, talks and activity sessions are on offer at Winterbourne Medieval Barn in the coming weeks.

The barn trust is organising a series of covid-secure events, which all need to be booked in advance, with numbers strictly limited.

Socially distanced seating and contract tracing are in place, so groups of up to six who want to be seated together need to book together.

Adults need to wear a face covering indoors, and hand sanitizer and toilet facilities are available.

The next two monthly talks are on November 10 and December 1, at 7pm each time.

November's talk is on 180 years of the Gloucestershire Constabulary, with force archivist Sue Webb.

December's is on magic in medieval communities. Dr Tabitha Stanmore will explore how magic and the supernatural were seen as a part of everyday life and look at some common spells and beliefs.

The trust is streaming the talks for anyone who does not yet feel ready to get out and about, or has transport difficulties.

Upcoming activities include a medieval Christmas family activity trail day on November28, including a chance to have a go at centuries-old crafts and carolling, and an adults' fabric wreath informal workshop on December 5, led by Amy from Bath Artists Studios. All materials are provided and no sewing experience is needed.

The barn is also hosting 'Tea and Tour' open afternoons on November 5 and December 1, at 2pm, where people can hear about the history of Winterbourne Medieval Barn.

For more information and to book any of the events, visit the barnwebsite at or Ticketsource.

As the barn can be cool at this time of year, visitors need to dress appropriately.