Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings

Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings
Stoke Heath
Bromsgrove
Worcestershire
B60 4JR
England

Website

www.avoncroft.org.uk

E-mail

General information

admin@avoncroft.org.uk

Family activities and events information or enquiries

activities@avoncroft.org.uk

Telephone

01527 831886

Fax

01527 876934

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
Blue Police Box at Avoncroft
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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.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

March-June
Tues-Sun 10.30-17.00

July-August
Mon-Sun 10.30-17.00

September - October
Tues-Sun 10.30-17.00

November-February
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

Discounts

  • 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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Worcestershire World War One Hundred

Back to Blighty

  • 1 — 31 July 2014 *on now

An extended temporary exhibition using individual buildings to focus on life on the Home Front and the immediate post war society.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.avoncroft.org.uk/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Knight and horse in armour, Warwick Castle, Warwick, England

Heroes and Villains: King Arthur

  • 31 July 2014 10:30am-5pm *on now

Take part in the Camelot Games! Test your skills and wits with Arthurian themed fun for all ages and abilities. 45 minute workshops throughout the day, starting at 11.00am, last workshop starts 3.15pm. Pre-booking recommended, please call 01527 831363.

Additional craft activity and a themed trail to follow around the Museum’s grounds.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.avoncroft.org.uk/whats-on/events-programme/

Robin Hood Festival

Heroes and Villains: Robin Hood

  • 5 — 7 August 2014

Join Robin’s band of Merry Men to hear tales of derring-do and practice the skills you’ll need to be an outlaw in the forest! 45 minute workshops throughout the day, starting at 11.00am, last workshop starts 3.15pm. Pre-booking recommended, please call 01527 831363.

Additional craft activity and a themed trail to follow around the Museum’s grounds.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Pre-booking recommended, please call 01527 831363.

Website

http://www.avoncroft.org.uk/whats-on/events-programme/

Girl peering through the trees

Heroes and Villains: Cavaliers and Roundheads

  • 12 — 14 August 2014

Whose side are you on? Visit our English Civil War re-enactors as they live their lives and prepare for war in the 17th century. Join in the activities, trying on armour in the Threshing Barn, learning about crime and punishment in the Chainshop, and crafting gifts and coins or try your hand writing with a quill pen in the Town House. Follow the trail around the Museum and solve the clues by talking to the historic characters you meet. Come back at the weekend to see even more as the battles commence!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Pre-booking recommended, please call 01527 831363.

Website

http://www.avoncroft.org.uk/whats-on/events-programme/

Granary at Aconcroft Museum

Heroes and Villains: Stand and Deliver!

  • 19 — 21 August 2014

Train to be a ruthless highwayman or highwaywoman, choose your weapons to steal some treasures, but be careful you don’t get caught! 45 minute workshops throughout the day, starting at 11.00am, last workshop starts 3.15pm. Pre-booking recommended, please call 01527 831363.

Additional craft activity and a themed trail to follow around the Museum’s grounds.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.avoncroft.org.uk/whats-on/events-programme/

photograph of London Motor Bus in WW1

August Bank Holiday: “Back in Blighty”

  • 24 — 25 August 2014 10:30am-5pm

Step back in time to the eve of the Great War. Spirits were high and Avoncroft Museum will be filled with re-enactors and period entertainment recapturing the atmosphere.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.avoncroft.org.uk/whats-on/events-programme/

Magnifying glass

Heroes and Villains: Sherlock Holmes

  • 26 — 28 August 2014

The game’s afoot! Learn more about the great detective and how he solved his cases; listen to stories and join in the cunning craft activity, then become a detective yourself and hunt for clues hidden around the Museum grounds to solve the Sherlock-themed mystery trail. 45 minute workshops throughout the day, starting at 11.00am, last workshop starts 3.15pm. Pre-booking recommended, please call 01527 831363.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.avoncroft.org.uk/whats-on/events-programme/

photograph of apples on tree

Apple Day

  • 28 September 2014 11am-4pm

Join us to celebrate apples, orchards and natures. Explore one of the most unusual cider and perry orchards in Worcestershire and see our 200 year old horse-drawn perry mill in action.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Nor4mal admission charges apply.

Website

http://www.avoncroft.org.uk/whats-on/events-programme/

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