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Avoncroft Museum: rescuing 700 years of history
Avoncroft is an award-winning open-air museum with a collection of rescued historic buildings spanning 700 years of history. Also home to the National Telephone Kiosk Collection.
Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings near Bromsgrove is an award-winning museum with a collection of rescued and restored buildings spanning seven centuries of history.
The Museum is conveniently situated between Birmingham and Worcester and set in 19 acres of picturesque grounds with a large, free car park, a shop and an award-winning Tea Room.
There are 30 restored and re-erected buildings including a working 19th century windmill, a Medieval Town House, a fully-furnished 1940s prefab and the National Telephone Kiosk Collection. There are also tributes to the Midlands’ industrial heritage, including a 100 year forge and a 19th century chain-making shop.
As well as the collections of exhibits, Avoncroft Museum has a children’s play area, an orchard containing traditional varieties of cider apples and perry pears, a picnic area and a wild flower meadow.
There is a lively programme of events throughout the year, including historical re-enactments, open-air theatre and family fun days.
Friendly dogs on leads are welcome in the grounds at Avoncroft Museum. For full details and to see what is happening on the day of your visit, please see: www.avoncroft.org.uk
Stoke Heath Bromsgrove