Sunday, 22 April 2012

Avoncroft Museum


The Avoncroft Museum can be found just 2 miles from Bromsgrove off the A38. It is signposted from Junctions 4 and 5 of the M5 motorway. The museum features historic buildings in an open air site situated in the beautiful Worcestershire countryside.

The museum was opened in 1967 to provide a location for the reconstruction of a 15th century timber-framed house in Bromsgrove. Since then the collection has grown magnificently into a diverse range of interesting buildings which have been relocated from their original sites.

The collection includes a working windmill, a 1940's prefab house, a church, barns and houses, telephone kiosks of all types including a real live Dr Who Tardis! In fact, this is also the home of the National UK Collection of telephone kiosks, including a complete working telephone exchange.

The museum does its best to depict what West Midlands working life must have been like through the ages. There are workshops from the chain making trade and nail industries. This truly is an insight into the social history of the region as much as it is for the architecture.


On event days there are often demonstrations and crafts people who portray the domestic, working and religious lives of our ancestors. The museum also features a children's playground, gift shop and tea room and a picnic site.

There are buildings from many different periods and the unique setting and diversity of the museum should be of interest to all age groups. Check with the Avoncroft Museum website for the latest news and events.
http://www.avoncroft.org.uk/

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Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 4JR. Tel: 01527 831363

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