Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust

Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust

Charity information

Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust

Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust (WMBT) was established to restore the Grade II* Winterbourne Barn, built in 1342, creating a community centre for everyone.
Volunteer-run, the team organise activities such as the annual Medieval Fayre and Orchard Harvest Day which help promote the history and heritage of the site.

Founded 2005

  • Mission statement

    Our vision for Winterbourne Medieval Barn is to create a multi-purpose rural heritage venue which will celebrate the history and heritage of this extraordinary site and its environment, making it accessible to people of all ages. Past and present will come together through a range of memorable and diverse experiences and opportunities to participate.

    Once fully restored, Winterbourne will be many things to many people: a beautiful and peaceful place to discover the medieval history and heritage of Winterbourne and its surrounding landscape; an inspirational setting for children and adults to learn and be creative through heritage and rural craft-themed activities and courses; and an important historic environment where natural habitats have been shaped by the activities and practices of past generations. Add to this our varied programme of family-friendly community events, music, theatre and guided tours and there will be something for everyone.

    Artisans practicing traditional craft skills such as willow weaving and blacksmithing will be based in craft workshops in the Cow Byres, helping bring the site back into daily use. The Barn and its outbuildings will be available for hire by community groups and individuals looking for somewhere special to hold their own event or activity. This, together with the year-round programme of events and activities, will help local people take Winterbourne to their hearts, ensuring it is saved for future generations.

  • Aims

    Winterbourne Medieval Barn Trust aims to:

    • To restore and bring back into use this fascinating building which reflects 600 years of history
    • To create a self sustaining community resouce which will be used be all sections of the community for all manner of purposes - making, doing, learning and enjoying
    • To provide a site where leisure, learning and employment sit side by side
  • Overview

    Established: July 2005

    Registered Charity Number: 1112908

    Board members: 7

    Volunteers: 50

    Phone number: 07903339341

    Address: Winterbourne Medieval Barn, Church Lane, Winterbourne, South Gloucestershire BS36 1SE

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  • Save Winterbourne Barn for future generations

    We must save this Medieval Barn, built in 1342, and create a multi-use attraction where he... More