Winterbourne Medieval Barn
Winterbourne Medieval Barn is an amazing survivor of a large raised-cruck barn built in 1342 by lord of the manor Sir Thomas de Bradeston using green-timber construction methods, the cutting-edge technology of that period. It is now managed by a volunteer-run charitable (WMBT) trust who aim to preserve it and keep it available for community uses.
This summer there are "have-a-go" craft workshops for Fused Glass, Pottery, and Basket-weaving, and craft sessions for families with children under 12 based around A Midsummer Night's Dream. The Festival Players (touring Shakespeare) will perform A Midsummer Night's Dream in the Medieval Barn on Tuesday 2nd August.
On Saturday 30th July there is a traditional Barn Dance in a real heritage barn. Lots of fun for all ages! There are monthly talks in the Barn - hear about the export of Ham Green Pottery and Dundry Stone from the local area in medieval times, or learn how you can help hedgehogs in our gardens, or find out about the fascinating local inventor Harry Grindell Matthews - way ahead of his time or a fraud?
The Barn will be open as part of Heritage Open Days in September, and the good weather season rounds off in October with the annual Orchard Harvest Day. More details about all these events can be found on the website. Advanced booking is advised.
For more information visit www.winterbournebarn.org.uk