Heritage and Culture Events at Market Hall Museum

There are many Heritage and Culture events throughout the year. Please check the web sites for individual details and for tickets and further information.

Show and Tell: Digital Preservation
Warwickshire County Record Office
Thursday 20th September 1pm - 1.30pm
The digital age has been gathering pace for a while, and for better or worse it seems it's not going to stop. Come and hear about some of the challenges of preserving digital records and what the record office is doing to tackle archiving in the digital era.
FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.

Family History: Elusive Ancestors
Warwickshire County Record Office
Saturday 22nd September 10.15am - 12.45pm
Family historian Jennifer Cranfield shares some ideas on how to break down those brick walls and move forward with your family history research. £12

Show and Tell: The Sheldon Tapestry
Market Hall Museum
Wednesday 26th September, 1pm - 1.30pm
Join our talk to hear about the Sheldon Tapestry map of Warwickshire. Find out about the conservation work done to protect the Elizabethan tapestry and what we learnt about it.
FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.

Local History Forum
Warwickshire County Record Office
Saturday 29th September 2pm - 3pm
The Friends of the Warwickshire County Record Office welcome visitors for two local history talks. Mark Booth, a long-serving Archivist and now regular volunteer at the County Record Office will talk about Warwick Castle through researching into the archives. After an interval for some light refreshments, Rowan Fisher, Learning and Community Engagement Officer, and volunteer Sue Tall will give a talk about the “Warwickshire at War Project”, which uncovered everything from stories of Belgian refugees who fled to Rugby and set up their own community there, to letters home from Warwickshire men (and women) serving in some capacity on or near the Front. £3 payable at the door.

Warwick Words Festival
Austin Healey Motor Company

Warwickshire County Record Office
Tuesday 2nd October 10.30am - 12noon
The Donald Healey Motor Company is best remembered for the world famous Austin Healey sports cars - but did you know that the company was based in Warwick? Join Rob Eyre, Senior Archivist, as he explores the history of the company and its founder, Donald Healey, with reference to the archive material now held at the County Records Office, Warwick. £7.00, book via Warwick Words Box Office on 01926 334418

Knit and Natter
Market Hall Museum
Wednesday 3rd October 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Have a go at knitting or crochet at the museum for a good cause. Join fellow crafters for an afternoon to develop your skills, make friends and make items that will be donated to a local charity. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.  10% off in the cafe.

Recollections: Dementia Café
Market Hall Museum
Monday 8th October  2pm – 3.30pm
ReCollections is a Dementia Café using museum collections and creative activity to engage and inspire people living with dementia and their carers. Join us for object handling, crafts, games and socialising. Refreshments provided, donations welcomed. Spaces are limited so please book.

Show and Tell: Make your own Paper Booklet
County Record Office
Wednesday 10th October, 1pm - 2pm
Come and join our conservation team to create your own simple paper booklet (materials provided). Please note that some dexterity will be required and the session will last around an hour.
FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.

Family History: The Written Word
County Record Office
Saturday 13th October, 10.15am - 12.45pm
Join family historian Jennifer Cranfield to find out how books and newspapers can help you to develop your family history research. £12

Warwick Words Festival
The Earls of Warwick in 25 Objects

Meet at Warwickshire County Record Office
Tuesday 16th October, 9am - 3.15pm
They were knights, warriors and kingmakers. But they were also scholars, poets, playwrights, actors, and patrons of the arts. Over 1,000 years, the Earls of Warwick shaped the cultural and artistic worlds they lived in, both locally and nationally.
Exploring the story of 25 objects in the town of Warwick and its archive, this Study Day will offer an alternative narrative of the Earls of Warwick. The objects include architecture, artefacts, historic manuscripts, music and readings to unlock the personal tastes and private lives of the earls of Warwick from the Norman Conquest to the present day
The day will include a delicious afternoon tea at the Thomas Oken Tea Rooms and access into Warwick’s historic attractions..
Comfortable footwear is advised. The study day includes steep steps and walking.
Adam Busiakiewicz and Aaron Manning are local historians of Warwick Castle and its Earls.
£30.00, includes lunch at the Thomas Oken Tea Rooms
Book via Warwick Words Box Office on 01926 334418

Show and Tell - Archaeological Archives
Market Hall Museum
Tuesday 23rd October 1pm - 1.30pm
Join us for a talk about our archaeological archives. Find out about what we have, how it gets to us and what we do with it when it gets here.
FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.

Archives Online
County Record Office
Friday 26th October 10.30pm - 11.30am
Find out how you can use Warwickshire’s Past Unlocked, the County Record Office’s own online catalogue.
FREE, donations welcome.

County Guitars Group
Market Hall Museum
Saturday 3rd November, 12.30pm - 1pm
We will be welcoming the Warwickshire County Guitars Group after a special make and create session. The group, which is made up of guitar students aged 13 to 21, will be playing a set of Baroque and classical pieces.
FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.

Knit and Natter
Market Hall Museum
Wednesday 7th November, 1.30pm - 3.30pm
Have a go at knitting or crochet at the museum for a good cause. Join fellow crafters for an afternoon to develop your skills, make friends and make items that will be donated to a local charity. FREE event, no need to book, donations welcome.  10% off in the cafe.

Show and Tell: The Armistice in Warwickshire
County Record Office
Thursday 8th November, 1pm - 1.30pm
The signing of the Armistice on 11th November 1918 was a significant moment marking the end of over four years o

Address
Market Place, Warwick, CV34 4BJ
Telephone
01926 412500
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Car Park
Linen Street
Dates
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Times
Various - see text
Admission
Some Free
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