Heritage and Culture Events

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

Warwick Food Festival

Market Hall Museum
Sunday 26th May 10am - 6pm
Browse stalls throughout the museum selling a variety of locally produced food and drink. Part of the Warwick Food Festival by CJ’s events. Free entry.

Market Hall Volunteers Showcase
Market Hall Museum
Saturday 1st June 10am  - 3pm
Meet our Market Hall Museum Volunteers and enjoy a variety of talks, demonstrations and displays plus find out how you can become a volunteer.
Day includes:
*Meet Mike the Beekeeper and find out about the museum bees and their lives. Plus see how a traditional skep is made.
* Enjoy our 10-minute talks throughout the day on, The Fire of Warwick, The Roman Hoard and Industries modern art display
* Explore our range of handling boxes full of objects and artefacts from the museum stores.
* Try on costumes and hats from the past.
*10am -12noon Corn Dolly Make & Create, make a simple corn dolly find out their significance in folk lore and traditions. Free, suggested £2 donation.
Free event, suitable for all ages. Donations welcomed to support the museum.

Show and Tell: Trinkets and Treasures: 13th  - 17th century
Market Hall Museum
Thursday 6th June, 1pm - 1.30pm
Join volunteer and historian Christine to hear about some of the ‘treasure’ and exciting finds on display at Market Hall museum. Many of these pieces have been found by metal detectorists in Warwickshire and represent precious personal items that might otherwise have been lost to us.

Folksongs and Folklore of Warwickshire and Worcestershire
Market Hall Museum
Monday 10th June Museum open 7pm - 9pm, Talk starts 7.30pm
The Coventry Carol may be well known, but many other songs and tunes from Worcestershire and Warwickshire are largely forgotten. Richard Churchley brings these songs and tunes back to life and explores their context and background in this talk at Market Hall. With an emphasis on fun and participation, come along and enjoy the songs as they were intended. £7.50

Show and Tell: The Willans Works: Volunteers unlocking the company's power and influence
County Record Office
Wednesday 12th June, 1pm - 1.30pm
Hear our volunteers present some of their favourite discoveries made in the papers of this Rugby based engineering company from its beginnings, its work during two world wars and its links to some of the influential pioneers of aviation.

Family History: Ancestry and Find My Past
County Record Office
Saturday 22nd June, 10.15am to 12.45pm
You may be familiar with these two popular websites for family history, but are you getting the best out of them for your research? Jennifer Cranfield shares tips to help you enhance your family history knowledge in this workshop. £12

Fascinator Making Workshop
Market Hall Museum
Tuesday 25th June 7pm - 9.30pm
This evening workshop is the perfect way to dip your toe into the wonderful world of millinery! Using a fabulous material called sinamay, we will learn to make romantic roses, beautiful bows and luscious loops, before putting it all together for your finished fascinator to take away with you. Suitable for complete beginners. £30, includes all materials.

Festival of Archaeology
Roman Tiddington Rediscovered
Market Hall Museum
Monday 15th July Museum open 7pm - 9pm, Talk starts 7.30pm
This talk by Archaeology Warwickshire’s Eri Kleisoura will feature recent work at Tiddington which has uncovered evidence of the Roman settlement which was in existence between the 1st and 4th centuries AD. The excavations carried out by Archaeology Warwickshire revealed traces of a system of enclosures and post-built structures possibly associated with metalworking activities. £7.50

Show and Tell: Moon Rock at Market Hall Museum
Market Hall Museum
Wednesday 24th July, 1pm - 1.30pm
Thursday 25th July, 1pm - 1.30pm
This time 50 years ago, men had landed on the Moon for the first time and returned safely to Earth. After five more successful missions the programme stopped, and no-one has returned ever since. One of the legacies of NASA's Apollo missions was a large quantity of rock and soil from the lunar surface, which has shed light on the history of the Moon and our own planet. This talk focuses on some lunar samples that are on display in the museum, and similar rocks found closer to home, here on Earth.

By the Light of the Silvery Earth: our moon in science and science fiction
Market Hall Museum
Wednesday 24th July, 7pm - 9pm
A fascinating exploration of the science of the moon and space travel in science-fiction with Associate Professor Elizabeth Stanway from Warwick University’s Astronomy and Astrophysics group. Curator Jon Radley will also give a short talk on the moon rock specimen on loan to the museum for the summer. Part of our celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the first moon landing. £7.50

Busking at the Museum - part of the Warwick Folk Festival
Market Hall Museum
Saturday 27th July
Drop into the museum throughout the day to hear a variety of musicians. Free, donations welcomed to support our Recollections Dementia Cafe.

Festival of Archaeology
Ashlawn Road, an Iron Age and Roman Landscape
Market Hall Museum
Tuesday 30th July Museum open 7 - 9pm, Talk starts 7.30pm
This talk by Archaeology Warwickshire’s Bryn Gethin will cover the results of two large archaeological excavations between Dunchurch and Hillmorton which have uncovered evidence of Iron Age and Roman farming along with Roman pottery production. £7.50

Show and Tell: Warwickshire's Jurassic Sealife
Market Hall Museum
Tuesday 27th August, 1pm - 1.30pm
Two hundred million years ago, Warwickshire was under a shallow Jurassic sea. Sea-life thrived, including a huge diversity of shellfish and at the top of the food chain - marine reptilian predators known as ichthyosaurs. This talk focuses on Warwickshire's Jurassic past, illustrated by fossils and rocks from the museum's collection

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