Almonry Statement

Following recent newspaper articles we would like to reassure all our visitors, supporters and local residents that the Almonry Museum is not closing and the Almonry building is not under threat.  The return to VEHS of their collection is part of a wider process to ensure that the collections and the museum are maintained and developed to current best practice standards in line with museum ethics.  There is an urgent need to carry out repair works on the fabric of the building before embarking on a full programme of restoration for which we will be approaching different funding bodies.

If you have any questions or concerns about objects in the collection that you or family member may have donated or loaned then please contact the Almonry Manager Ashleigh Jayes on 01386 446944 or via email

For any other questions please contact the Town Clerk 01386 565700 or via email

Reflections on a Summer of Music, Monks and Mayhem at The Almonry

It’s been a busy time here at the Almonry over the Summer with a wide range of events in all weathers! We welcomed back the Evesham Festival of Words  with a packed house for the bookshop launch evening on the 16th June and the Festival of Words fringe event ‘Teens Tackle Shakespeare’ on the 4th July. Luckily the weather was good to us and the teens were able to perform to a sell out audience in the Almonry Garden.





Meanwhile the Almonry also hosted a series of workshops in conjunction with storyteller Peter Chand and textile artist Sue Chand. They worked with St Andrew’s School, Hampton and adult groups to produce stories and textile art on the theme of ‘Caring, Sharing & Giving’. We welcomed some of the children to tell their special stories at the exhibition launch on 15th July.

The resulting exhibition is on show until late September.






Evesham Wildlife Week heralded the start of the school holidays with bug related kids activies, and the launch of our pop up bugs in museums exhibition looking at what pests could invade and their potential effects.  Worcester Wildlife Trust braved the rain on July 26th to sweep the garden on a bug hunt and our visitors took home bee friendly plants to encourage nature into their own gardens back home. St Lawrence’s Church held a partner Fantastical Creatures event too. WWT were back hunting for wildlife again on 16th Aug in the sunshine this time! We have been creating our own ‘Almonry big bug B&B’ in the back garden throughout the summer; a cozy place for them to hibernate for the winter.


Kids visiting us have enjoyed making our spider and caterpillar crafts and hunting for the BIG BUGS hidden around the building.






With summer in full swing August brought visitors enjoying looking for the lovely hand knitted monks around the Almonry ; and finding out facts about former Abbots of Evesham (thank you to Pat who lovingly knitted all 12 unique characters) on our Summer Monks Trail.

Lucy Worsley spent a morning filming for a BBC4 documentary on Evensong to be aired this autumn featuring our unique bible. More changeable weather chased us in and out from the garden at the launch event for Tim Heath’s book ‘Hitlers Girls ‘; well attended despite the weather.



It was time to step back to the Tudor and Medieval Period. Saturday 5th August heralded sunshine, showers and Gloriana – Music and Dance Troupe in the front garden and out and about around town.

Later that evening we welcomed back Musyck Anon,  for a popular concert of Medieval Singing with the audience boasting some beautifully clad members of Gloriana still in costume!

The Almonry’s first valuation day in association with Fieldings Auctioneers was held on 17th August and gave visitors a chance to bring in their items for the specialists to value. We are hosting another Valuation day on 14th October.

Easter Fun at The Almonry

Easter Fun at The Almonry

It was a busy Easter for us here at The Almonry with lots of visitors to the museum. It was lovely to hear the sounds of excited children discovering our naughty chicks hidden around the building! The keen eyed kids were brilliant at spotting  our runaways and enjoyed their chocolate rewards. Some even discovered all forty hidden chicks!

Our egg themed kids trail was popular with all ages and now we all know the difference between a blackbird’s egg and one from a platypus.

Lots of families had a great time at our craft table gluing and sticking to create some wonderful Easter bonnets and many sent in entries to our Easter Bonnet competition. Thank you to everyone who took part.

And the winner is Jacoby!

Jacoby wins a selection of Easter eggs and goodies.

Here’s his winning creation featuring a chick nest on the top.

February Half Term – Sowing Seeds for Summer

It may still be cold outside but the signs of spring are around in the Almonry garden which is bursting back to life after the winter.

Lots of young visitors braved the cold weather and the effects of  Storm Doris for some seed planting fun during February half term. They followed our Almoners Trail and discovered what he would have used in his medicines then decorated their own plant pots filled with marigold seeds ready for summer! To all those who took part, don’t forget to send us updates of your seedlings via our Twitter and Facebook pages @almonryevesham

Christmas at the Almonry 2016

A huge thanks to everyone who came to the Almonry to help us celebrate the festive season. We all enjoyed browsing the christmassy craft stalls, sampling home made cakes, singing about reindeer and listening to the “Night Before Christmas”.

We had a great day rounded off with a beautiful concert by Musyck Anon to put us all in the festive mood.

Click the link below for clips from the singing workshop and evening concert.

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More Almonry events are being planned for 2017 so please check for updates on our events page and social media.