A Tudor House built for the pleasure of Henry VIII
Acton Court is believed to be the most original Tudor house in Britain. The East wing was built by Nicholas Poyntz in 1535 for a weekend visit by Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.
Acton Court is planning to open to the public 22 August to 12 September 2021 for self-guided tours and a Heritage Open Day.
Full details and booking information can be found on the Tours and Events pages of our website below.
Latteridge Road, Iron Acton BS37 9TL
Tel: 01454 228224
Berkeley Castle is perfect for a family day out. The Castle and Gardens are open from Easter to October, and you can visit the Butterfly House from May to September.
In addition the Castle promotes a programme of special events throughout the year and is a unique and distinguished venue to hire for special occasions.
Check our website for opening times, prices and events.
Berkeley Castle, Berkeley GL13 9BQ
Tel: 01453 810303
Berkeley Heath Farm, Berkeley GL13 9EW
Tel: 01453 810510
The Birthplace of Vaccination
The Chantry, Church Lane, Berkeley GL13 9BN
Tel: 01453 810631
High Street, Thornbury BS35 2AJ
Tel: 07500 684689
Due to the Coronavirus crisis the museum is closed to the public now, but emails will still be answered as quickly as possible. Please do not leave messages on the museum's phone as volunteers will be attending the building but will not be able to respond quickly to enquiries. Very best wishes, and stay safe, from all volunteers here.
Thornbury Museum needs your assistance with a history project - please help us gather and keep the history of Coronavirus (Covid-19) 2020.
We are experiencing one of the worst times in our lives, just as people did during WW1 and WW2 because we are fighting a deadly virus.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) will become history and in classrooms children will be learning about what happened to us in 2020.
As a museum, it is our responsibility to gather, document and keep preserved for the future any aspects of this awful time with regards to Thornbury and the surrounding district.
We are hoping that those of you who are willing and able to do so, would be interested in keeping notes or a diary, photos, of any/ all that you or your friends and family experience, good and bad, during this time relating to shopping, medical, travelling, communication, entertaining and schooling at home, working, etc. We would like to hear about anything, no matter how insignificant you may think it is.
You can send us information at any time, or you may prefer to wait until this episode in our history has passed.
Send it by email or post to Thornbury & District Museum, c/o The Town Hall, 35 High Street, Thornbury BS35 2AR.
By submitting information, the museum will assume that your permission is given for the material to be used in the future. This could be in print, on-line or in one of our exhibitions.
The museum was started in 1986 to house a collection of artefacts bequeathed to The Thornbury Society, and rapidly expanded. It is managed by the Thornbury & District Heritage Trust, a registered charity as well as a Trust company, and is supported by South Gloucestershire Council and Thornbury Town Council. It is an independent museum and financed by grants and donations. Come to visit our exhibition rooms, chat to our volunteers, visit our shop, enjoy your local museum.
The museum is next to the Armstrong Hall, and opening times are Tuesday to Friday 1-4pm, and Saturday 10-4pm. We have a small shop with books, leaflets, pamphlets, postcards, all of local interest.
Postal address: Thornbury & District Museum, c/o The Town Hall, 35 High Street, Thornbury, BS35 2AR
Chapel Street, Thornbury
Tel: 01454 857774
Thornbury Arts Festival is one of the longest running multi-arts festivals in the country.
Entirely run by volunteers, the Festival is an established part of the Thornbury calendar and the organising committee is also responsible for the annual Thornbury Eisteddfod, and the Severn Vale Art Trail, which showcases the work of local artists.
Woodchester Mansion is a 19th Century Victorian Gothic Masterpiece mysteriously abandoned mid-construction in 1873. Hidden in a secluded Cotswold valley, it is untouched by time and the modern world.