St. John's House Museum

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St John's House Museum occupies the ground floor of this 17th century historic house, with its gardens, a grassy picnic area and a nearby spacious car park. There is a Victorian school room and a kitchen, full of drawers to open and cupboards to explore; a real experience of how people lived in the past. Displays include a gallery of dolls and toys which changes annually.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Tues-Sat 10.00-17.00 (all year round)
Sun 14.30-17.00 (Apr-Sept only)

Closed: Mondays
(except Bank Holidays)

Admission charges

No admission charge.

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Medicine, Personalities, Social History, Toys and Hobbies, Weapons and War

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Victorian Activities at St John's Museum

  • 9 September 2013 — 31 May 2016 *on now

St John’s Museum offers the chance for school children to experience life as a Victorian with the following interactive sessions:

The Victorian Schoolroom: Experience life as a Victorian student, with a ‘Victorian’ teacher taking the children through the elements of a typical school day in 1888; the 3Rs, drill, an object lesson and even vocal gymnastics!

Victorian Schoolroom Extension Activities: This enables the class to have some extra time to get to grips with life in a Victorian schoolroom. Children can discover what a Victorian art lesson involved, try their very best copy-book handwriting or turn their hand to sewing.

Victorian Laundry: Experience doing the washing without electricity with Charlotte our laundry-maid! Children take turns to pump the water, grate the soap, use the dolly and the posser in the tub and mangle the washing before hanging it out to dry.

Upstairs, Downstairs: Investigate everyday life in two very different Victorian households; a small terraced house and a grand town house.

Mop Caps to Top Hats: Explore what Victorian children and adults wore through trying on a range of replica and real clothing from our handling collection!

Discover St John’s Museum: Children take a discover pack, with quiz cards, and look around this historic building– inside and out. (This session is free of charge)

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Cost £2 per pupil for LEA Warwickshire schools, £3 per pupil for all non Warwickshire schools, academies and private schools. Minimum charge £30 per session.

To make a booking or for more information, please telephone Heritage Education on 01926 412069. Email us at heritageeducation@warwickshire.gov.uk

Website

http://heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk/heritage-education/victorian-activities-at-st-johns-museum-warwick/

calligraphy

Lost Traditions: Calligraphy

  • 5 September 2015 From 1pm

Learn how to create your own design using simple calligraphy styles, inspired by our own collections, at this workshop run by experienced calligrapher, Jane Upson.
Cost: £20.00 light refreshments provided
Book tickets in advance by calling 01926 412132 or online at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/heritageboxoffice

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£20, Book tickets in advance by calling 01926 412132 or online at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/heritageboxoffice

Website

http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/heritageboxoffice

World War One Postcard

Fallen Voices: Echoes from the First World War

  • 30 October 2015 7:45-9pm

Experience the sights, sounds, stories and emotions of those living during the First World War, as they are re-told and performed by local performers. Presenting actual records held by Heritage and Culture Warwickshire, this evening mixes a range of well-known war poems with excerpts from original letters, postcards, diaries, newspapers, hospital records and other written material from Warwickshire’s archives, accompanied by a backdrop of stunning First World War photographs from our collections.
This event is suitable for adults and a young adult audience. This event has been made possible with funding from Warwick District Council’s Art Fund.
Cost: £7.50 book via Spa Centre box office. 01926 334418 or online at http://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalspacentre/events/full

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Where

Spa Centre
Newbold Terrace
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
CV32 4HN

Admission

£7.50

Website

http://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalspacentre/events/full

St John's Museum at Night

St John's Museum by Torchlight

  • 30 October 2015 5-9pm

Explore the museum by torchlight and follow the spooky trail. There will be showings of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb at 5.00 pm and 7.00 pm. Spaces limited for film showings, collect a timed ticket upon arrival. You will need to bring your own torch. Free entry, donations welcome. A joint event with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers (Royal Warwickshire) Museum.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk

St. John's House Museum
St John's
Warwick
Warwickshire
CV34 4NF
England

Website

www.warwickshire.gov.uk/museum

E-mail

museum@warwickshire.gov.uk

Telephone

01926 412021

01926 412132

Fax

01926 419 840

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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