One for the bucket list is a wonderful attraction in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire called the Avoncroft Museum. The museum is home to over 27 different structures which have been rescued and re-built in rural Worcestershire. The Museum is spread over 19 acres and includes a wildflower meadow, period gardens, a traditional cider and perry orchard as well as the collection of buildings.
In 1967 Avoncroft Museum was opened to the public following the rescue and reconstruction of a Medieval Merchant’s House from Bromsgrove. Avoncroft’s priority is to retain historic buildings in their original location.
Over five decades, Avoncroft Museum has continued to rescue structures where this had not been achievable. The Museum now displays and cares for 25 historic buildings, some of these include;
The Toll House, The Cell Block, The Spire, The Showman’s Wagon, The Merchant’s House, The Cockpit, The Windmill and The Barnsley Hall Airing Shelter.
Avoncrofts award-winning Edwardian Tea Room is a lovely place to relax with friends or family and enjoy the scrumptious selection of cakes or a light lunch on vintage china. The Tea Room uses fresh, local produce whenever possible, including produce from the Museum’s own period gardens.
Avoncroft High Teas are a perfect way to celebrate a special occasion. Soak up the atmosphere of the Edwardian Tea Room whilst you enjoy sandwiches, scones and homemade cake served with their award-winning loose leaf tea, all served on vintage crockery at an amazing price of £9.99 per adult.
The museum has a wide and varied events programme that changes every year. Events are largely family-focussed, with some events aimed at an older adult audience. Because of the family-focus, events are largely centred around bank holiday weekends and school holidays.
Events often have historical themes and feature re-enactors from various time periods, including Tudor, Victorian, and 1940s.
The museum costs £7.70 for adults and £4.00 for children but for more information on opening times please click here.