Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings

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

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

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.
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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

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.
Granary at Aconcroft Museum

Heroes and Villains: Stand and Deliver!

  • 21 August 2014 10:30am-5pm *on now

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/

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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/

Heritage Open Days 2014: Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings

  • 12 September 2014

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 and includes a wildflower meadow (open April to September), period gardens, a traditional cider and perry orchard as well as the collection of buildings.

Whether you have a specialist interest or are looking for a great place to keep the family entertained, you’ll find something to suit everyone at Avoncroft Museum.

Admission

Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/avoncroft-museum-of-historic-buildings1

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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