The photo above comes once again from the aerial imagery snapped by the late John Webster, kindly provided to us by his son Steve Webster, now living in New Zealand. This fantastic image shows the old Abbey Fields swimming pool as it appeared up until its redevelopment in the 1980s. The ‘now’ image is taken… Read More The Swimming Pool from Above – Then & Now
This Then & Now comparison is one which, at first glance, appears to be little changed, due perhaps to the relatively small timescale between the two images, but on closer inspection the differences begin to appear. The undated ‘then’ image may perhaps have been taken some time in the late nineties or early noughties, the… Read More Abbey Fields Playground – Then & Now
The Abbey ‘Barn’ Museum will be open again for Heritage Open Days on Saturday September 21 and Sunday September 22, from 2.30 to 4.30 pm. Kenilworth Weekly News today ran a feature on the Society’s forthcoming activities over the weekend. The article also covers the ever successful Abbey Ruins walks last weekend, which were hosted… Read More Abbey ‘Barn’ Museum open for final weekend of Heritage Open Days
A reminder that, as part of the commemorations of the 900th anniversary of the founding of the Abbey, members of KHAS will be hosting free guided walks of the Priory/Abbey ruins today, Sunday 15th September 2019. Take a walk back in time to when Kenilworth St. Mary’s Priory, later Abbey, was one of the most… Read More Barn Museum and Abbey Walk
So, you know all about Kenilworth’s history? But do you know about Kenilworth’s only car? The answer is to be found in the Abbey ‘Barn’ Museum’s new exhibit.
This year we are commemorating the 900th Anniversary of the initial founding of Kenilworth Priory as described in Canon John Strecche’s 15thC Chronicle. Members of KHAS will be hosting free guided walks of the Priory/Abbey ruins on the following dates: Sunday 28th July and Saturday and Sunday 14th and 15th September 2019. Take a walk… Read More Forthcoming Events
If you have been through the Abbey Fields in recent weeks you cannot fail to have noticed that the Abbey ‘Barn’ Museum & Heritage Centre has been closed for repairs. The structure has been shrouded in a temporary canopy while repairs to the roof took place underneath, but is now set to open following the… Read More ‘Barn’ Museum to Reopen on 26th May
Dear KHAS Member, Just a reminder that there will be a KHAS meeting on Monday September 10th at 7.45pm, in the Senior Citizens’ Club at Abbey End. Dr Gillian White will be speaking to us on the subject of “The most dissolute man in London: 1st Duke of Devonshire and the building of Chatsworth”. We look forward to… Read More KHAS Meeting on Monday September 10th
Kenilworth Abbey ‘Barn’ Museum & Heritage Centre, Abbey Fields, will be open on Easter Sunday and Monday, 1st & 2nd April, from 2.30 to 4.30 pm. Admission free. Hosted by volunteers. Please come and learn more about Kenilworth’s fascinating history. The museum will now be open every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday afternoon until mid September. Private visits outside… Read More Abbey ‘Barn’ Museum Reopens for 2018!
A reminder that 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… Read More Abbey ‘Barn’ Museum Reopens This Weekend
Sunday 4th, Saturday the 10th and Sunday 11th of September will be the final three opening days of the season for the Barn Museum and Heritage Centre in Abbey Fields. On these three days a copy of the Dictum of Kenilworth will be on display so that you can get up close to the text that helped… Read More Dictum of Kenilworth copy on display at the Barn Museum
Heritage Open Days 2016 Kenilworth Abbey ‘Barn’ Museum & Heritage Centre open both Saturday and Sunday 10th & 11th September 2.30 to 4.30 pm. On Saturday 10th there will also be a free guided walk of the Abbey ruins at 3pm. If you have ever wondered who built Kenilworth Abbey, why it is sometimes called… Read More Free Guided Walk of the Abbey – 10th September
This shot from 1963 shows the Abbey building known as the ‘barn’, clad in ivy and bathed in the July sun. There appears to be a rickety fence and style between the barn and the stone wall opposite. Other than that, and the loss of a stone cross grave stone head, the scene is relatively… Read More The Abbey ‘Barn’ – Then & Now
A quick reminder that the Abbey ‘Barn’ Museum and Heritage Centre will be open both Easter Sunday and Monday from 2.30 to 4.30 pm and every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday afternoon thereafter until mid September. Admission is free!
It’s springtime, and that means many of us will be out and about in the park this weekend looking to fill our bank holiday weekends. So, just a quick reminder that the ‘Barn’ Museum and Heritage Centre in the Abbey Fields will be open on Sunday 27th March at 2.30 pm. We hope to see… Read More Easter Sunday ‘Barn’ Museum and Heritage Centre opening hours
Kenilworth Abbey ‘Barn’ Museum & Heritage Centre open both Saturday and Sunday 10th & 11th September 2.30 to 4.30 pm. On Saturday 10th there will also be a free guided walk of the Abbey ruins at 3pm. If you have ever wondered who built Kenilworth Abbey, why it is sometimes called a Priory, what it… Read More Heritage Open Days 2016