Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings
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Avoncroft Museum is a unique home for historic buildings which have been rescued from demolition and rebuilt in a beautiful corner of Worcestershire's rural countryside.
Why did Avoncroft start collecting buildings?
The beginnings of the Museum go back to 1962 when a local architect and expert on Worcestershire's timber-framed buildings tried to prevent the demolition of an important 15th-century wool merchant's home in Bromsgrove town centre.
Although he wasn't successful, a group of enthusiasts joined him and were able to halt the demolition and rescue the building which was reconstructed a few miles away. It was opened as Avoncroft's first building in 1967 and since then, many other historic buildings spanning seven centuries have been taken apart and restored on this wonderful site.
September - October
Tues - Sun 10.30-17.00
Fri- Sun 10.30 - 16.00
- Museums Association
Our library is open to the public by appointment only.
Please pre-book groups and guided tours.