St. John's House Museum

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

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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/

photograph of archaeological excavations

Dig St John's

  • 25 July 2014 10am-3pm *on now
  • 26 July 2014 10am-2pm

The removal of a temporary building and the laying of a water pipe earlier this year, at St Johns House, gave Archaeology Warwickshire a tantalising glimpse of what might be walls from parts of St Johns House no longer standing.

Tickets £6.00 per person for a booked 1 hour time slot. Spaces are limited for this popular experience, early booking is recommended.

Workshops run every hour, starting at 10:00.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • Any age
  • 16-17
  • 11-13
  • 5-6

Admission

£6.00 per person. Call 01926 412132 to book

St Johns Museum

Craft and Vintage Fair

  • 26 July 2014 11am-4:30pm

Shop for unique gifts, vintage items and art work.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk

History Detective Agency

History Detectives Agency- Fun holiday club

  • 29 July — 7 August 2014

Into Battle Tuesday 29th July
Find out how battles were fought in the past, from the Romans to the First World War. Get the chance to make a trebuchet, Roman shield, and embroider a World War One postcard.

Beasts and Birds Wednesday 30th July
Find out about the beasts and birds all around us. Come on a hunt round Priory Park and see if you can see them, or the tracks they've left behind.

A Grand Day Out Thursday 31st July
What did Victorians do on their days off? Everything from day trips to the seaside to sporting activities. Make ice cream the Victorian way in St John's kitchen and make puppets for your own Punch and Judy show.

Dig! Tuesday 5th August
Become an archaeologist for the day and explore ancient civilisations, including Romans and Egyptians, and learn about the techniques used by archaeologists. Make a Roman mosaic, Egyptian amulet and Anglo Saxon jewellery

Pills and potions Wednesday 6th August
Discover how medicine and the way that people have looked after themselves have changed over time. Try making old remedies and make your own film about your findings.

Princesses to Pot Cleaners Thursday 7th August
Discover everything about castle life in the past: what people ate, how they amused themselves, what jobs they did. Make treats for a feast, a miniature castle, a princess hat and a sword.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • Especially for children

Admission

Places at the Agency are £24.00 a day. Book two or more sessions and receive a 20% discount on the overall cost per child. Suitable for children aged 6 - 12 years. Please bring a packed lunch, snacks and a drink. To make a booking or for further information about the History Detectives day workshops, please telephone Warwickshire Museum on 01926 412501 or 412132 during normal museum opening hours.

Website

http://heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk

Shark teeth

Family Fossil Hunt

  • 8 August 2014 10am-4pm

You can keep anything you find on this fossil hunt! The price includes travel to and from the quarry site. Meet and collect from the Wattlewood Room at St John’s Museum, Warwick. Please bring a packed lunch.

Suitable for ages 8+. Spaces are limited, early booking is essential for this popular trip. Call 01926 412501 or 412132 during normal museum opening hours.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Tickets £18.00 per person. 20% discount for groups of three or more (groups must include at least one adult).

Website

http://heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk

WWI soliders

Warwickshire at War

  • 9 August 2014 11am-3pm

A day of family friendly activities to commemorate World War One and launch of our volunteer-led exhibition showing collections from Heritage and Culture Warwickshire and The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum (Royal Warwickshire). Meet World War One characters, have a go at playing 'Christmas Truce' Football, explore our museum trail and get crafty with make and take activities. FREE entry.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 5-6
  • Any age
  • 11-13
  • 16-17

Admission

FREE Cost: £2.50 per child for the make and take activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No need to book, just drop in.

Website

http://heritage.warwickshire.gov.uk

Pride and Prejudice

Heartbreak Theatre Pride and Prejudice

  • 12 August 2014 7:30-9:30pm

From the sweet-natured eldest daughter Jane to the coquettish and petulant Lydia, we are delighted to present a fresh and contemporary adaptation of Pride & Prejudice - an insight into the amorous exploits and enduring etiquette between family, friends and lovers.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Cost: Adults £15.00, Concessions £13.00, Children £11.00. The productions will continue whatever the weather. Disabled parking is available. Refunds will be issued should either Heartbreak Productions or Heritage and Culture Warwickshire cancel the performance.

Peter Pan

HeartbreakTheatre Peter Pan

  • 21 August 2014 6:30-8:45pm

All aboard the Jolly Roger! Fasten your lifebelts for a fast and frenzied journey back to your childhood. This amazing adaptation gives audiences a chance to team up with the Lost Boys, Indians or Fairies.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Cost: Adults £15.00, Concessions £13.00, Children £11.00. Family ticket (Peter Pan only) £49.00 (2 adults and up to 3 children). The productions will continue whatever the weather. Disabled parking is available. Refunds will be issued should either Heartbreak Productions or Heritage and Culture Warwickshire cancel the performance. Call 01926 412132 to book.

Website

http://hertiage.warwickshire.gov.uk

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