Avoncroft Museum

History & Heritage

Avoncroft Museum

Avoncroft Museum is home to over 30 historic buildings and structures which have been rescued and re-built in rural Worcestershire.

The Museum is spread over 19 acres of beautiful Worcestershire countryside and includes a wildflower meadow, period gardens, a traditional cider and perry orchard as well as the collection of historic buildings.

In 1967 Avoncroft Museum was opened to the public following the rescue and reconstruction of a medieval merchant’s house from Bromsgrove, and soon became England’s first open-air museum.

Then, as now, our priority was to retain historic buildings in their original location.

Over five decades, Avoncroft Museum has continued to rescue structures where this had not been achievable and the museum now displays and cares for over twenty five historic buildings that range in date from Worcester Cathedral’s fourteenth century Guesten Hall roof to a post second world war prefab from Birmingham, covering over 700 years of Midlands history.

Visitors will be able to enjoy the peaceful countryside as well as explore the historic buildings, enjoy the Edwardian Tea Room and discover the past.

Bromsgrove

Visit Bromsgrove offering events throughout the year which take place in the town’s parks and open spaces.

An active community promotes a vibrant music and arts scene, cinema, arts comedy centre. Great food and drink, real ale pubs, canal restaurants and country pubs provide a great choice for visitors.

An interesting and fun place to live and visit. Whether you are a first-time visitor or a local born and bred, you will discover plenty of things to do in Bromsgrove.

Visit Worcestershire a great destination for family fun with lots of attractions, great events and action-packed outdoor activities.

In the south are the Cotswolds and their enchanting stone-built villages and heart-lifting rural scenery. And to the west is the Malverns; dark, brooding hills that rise suddenly over the valley of the River Severn that courses north to south down to the Bristol Channel.

Worcester is the main city with its cathedral and medieval charm, and to the north of the county is Worcestershire’s 19th-century industrial legacy, at restored mills and canals.

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Bromsgrove B60 4JR Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B60 4JR, UK
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OPENING HOURS: January & February Saturday & Sunday 10.30am – 4pm March – June Tuesday – Sunday 10.30am – 5pm July & August Daily 10.30am – 5pm September & October Tuesday – Sunday 10.30am – 5pm November & December Tuesday – Sunday 10.30am – 4pm