Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings

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Avoncroft Museum of Historic buildings is an award-winning museum spanning 700 years of Midlands' heritage set in a stunning rural location over 19 acres. Our collection includes a windmill, a Tudor town house and a fully furnished prefab.

The museum was England's first ever open-air museum and is no home to 30 exhibits of architectural and historic significance that have been rescued from destruction or demolition and rebuilt at Avoncroft. The site is also home to the National Telephone Kiosk Collection, a traditional cider and perry orchard and wildflower meadow.

There is ample free parking, a children's play area and an award-winning Edwardian Tea Roo.

Situated in Bromsgrove between Birmingham and Worcester, Avoncroft is easily accessible from the M5, M40 and M42. For cyclists it is just a short ride from National Cycle Routes 5 and 46.

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Opening hours

Tues-Sun 10.30-17.00

Mon-Sun 10.30-17.00

September - October
Tues-Sun 10.30-17.00

Sat & Sun 10.30 - 16.00

Admission charges

Adults: £8.80
OAPs: £7.70
Children: £4.50
Students: £4.50
Family(2+3): £25.00
Members: Free
Under 5 years : Free


  • Museums Association

Additional info

Our library is open to the public by appointment only.

Please pre-book groups and guided tours.

Collection details

Archaeology, Science and Technology, Social History

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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Avoncroft Museum

  • 11 September 2015

Free entry to award-winning Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings on Friday 11th September to celebrate England's biggest festival of history, architecture, heritage and culture.

Avoncroft is England's first open-air museum and home to 30 rescued buildings, all carefully taken from their original sites and rebuilt at the Museum. The collection includes a working 19th century windmill, a fully-furnished prefab and a medieval town house.

Our most recent exhibit is a traditional Bromsgrove nailer's cottage, which can be viewed from the outside while we raise funds for the completion of the interior.

The Museum is also home to the National Telephone Kiosk Collection of working classic phone boxes.

Suitable for

  • Any age



Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings
Stoke Heath
B60 4JR

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