Events

Details of Forthcoming Events

The Abbey ‘Barn’ Museum

The Abbey Barn
The Abbey Barn

Kenilworth’s Abbey Museum and Heritage Centre, at The Barn, Abbey Fields, will re-open for the 2017 season on Easter Sunday 16th and Easter Monday 17th April from 2.30 to 4.30 pm and will remain open every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday afternoon thereafter until the 17th September.

Admission is free – any donations are very welcome.

Come along and learn about Kenilworth’s past from the Bronze Age right up to the 20th century. There is also a detailed interpretation of Kenilworth Priory (later Abbey) with some beautifully carved and decorated stones and tiles on display which have been found during excavations of the site.

 


Free Guided Walk of Kenilworth Abbey Ruins – SATURDAY 30th JULY 2017

Members of KHAS will be hosting a free guided walk of the Kenilworth Abbey ruins in support of the CBA’s Festival of Archaeology 2017 and talking about archaeological excavations which have taken place there.

Festival of Archaeology 2017
Festival of Archaeology 2017

Take a walk back in time to when Kenilworth’s St. Mary’s Priory (later Abbey) was one of the wealthiest and most prestigious Augustinian houses in the Midlands. Hear about the men who lived here, what their lives were like and what happened to them and their once beautiful buildings. Learn about the archaeological excavations which have taken place at the Abbey and see some of the items discovered now on display in the Abbey Museum & Heritage Centre.

The walk will commence at 3 pm and lasts approximately one hour. We will meet outside the Abbey Museum & Heritage Centre at The Barn, Abbey Fields, Kenilworth (just beyond the children’s play area).

 


Heritage Open Days 2017

FREE GUIDED WALK OF KENILWORTH ABBEY RUINS ON SATURDAY 9th SEPTEMBER 2017

Kenilworth Abbey Museum & Heritage Centre at The Barn, Abbey Fields, will be open both Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September between 2.30 and 4.30pm and on Saturday 9th there will also be a free guided walk of the Abbey ruins at 3pm in support of Heritage Open Days.

If you have ever wondered who built Kenilworth Abbey, why it is sometimes called a Priory, what it looked like, who lived there and why it is now a ruin then do come along and join your KHAS guides on 9th September.

Buck Engraving of St Mary's Abbey, Kenilworth
Kenilworth Priory ruins as they appeared in 1729, in an engraving by Samuel and Nathaniel Buck

We will meet outside the Museum & Heritage Centre (just beyond the children’s play area) at 3 pm.

 


Private Group visits to the Museum & Heritage Centre and Guided Walks

Private Group visits to the Museum & Heritage Centre and Guided Walks of Kenilworth Abbey Ruins and ‘old’ Kenilworth (High Street, Castle Hill, Castle Green) are available by prior arrangement between Easter and mid-September. Please contact ku.oc1563450859.sahk1563450859@nimd1563450859a1563450859 for further information.

 

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