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WORCS HIDDEN GEMS

A captive audience

A captive audience

Contact

Elizabeth Broadway

01562 69028

Address

Stour Vale Mill,
Kidderminster,
Worcestershire,
DY10 1AZ

Details

We are always delighted to welcome groups who wish to the Museum of Carpet together.

Bringing Kidderminster’s history and heritage as the Woven Carpet Capital of the World to life, the Museum of Carpet is a hidden gem, loved by all those who visit.

From the moment a visitor enters, the Museum of Carpet gives a real feel for what it was like to work in the industry; a carpet timeline charts the industry’s development from its roots in the 18th century to modern times. Throughout the galleries, display boards, graphics and interactive exhibits tell the story of the town’s carpet companies with life-sized figures share the dyer and bobbin winder’s tales helping reveal what life was really like.

There’s even the chance to have-a-go at designing your own carpet! And no visit is complete without the chance to marvel when our huge Jacquard Wilton and the Spool Axminster looms weave carpet before your eyes!

At the Museum, we like to extend a warm welcome to groups and offer:

• Introductory talk about how the town’s carpet weaving history with a complimentary cuppa!
• Your own Tour Guide to help you navigate the Museum
• Demonstrations by our hand loom weavers and power loom weavers to see carpet woven before your eyes

Our minimum group booking is 10; our maximum is 50 visitors on any one tour. The cost is £6.00 per person. Open Tuesdays - Saturdays, 10.30am - 4.30pm with tours taking place every day, we recommend you allow up to 2 hours for a visit


Refreshments or privileged access outside museum hours can be arranged for an additional fee.

All we ask is that you book in advance for a minimum of 12 people so that we can offer you the best possible experience.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Opening details

The Musuem is open Tuesday - Saturday 10.30am - 4.30pm.

Group visits can be arranged at any point during these hours; out-of-hours visits can also be arranged. Contact us for details.

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SO 833745  Lat: 52.36855 Long: -2.24549

By Road:

Follow signs to Kidderminster, we are at the bottom of Comberton Hill off the Ringway. We are next to Morrisons, go through their entrance nearest to the road (Green Street) to find us.

We do not have a car park, the nearest is Pike Mills Long Stay (SAT NAV DY10 1AF)

By Train:

Come out of the stations and walk down Comberton Hill. Go through the underpass towards Morrisons Superstore. You will be walking alongside the Museum of Carpet on the left.

At the pedestrian lights, go around the building and enter through the Morrisons entrance nearest to the road.

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality