Avoncroft’s historic buildings

In 1967 Avoncroft Museum was opened to the public following the rescue and reconstruction of a Medieval Town House from Bromsgrove town centre.   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 over 30 historic buildings and structures. The collection comprises:

  • The String of Horses inn
  • Counting house
  • National Telephone Kiosk Collection
  • Guesten Hall roof
  • Mission church
  • Privy
  • Airing shelter
  • Threshing Barn
  • Granary
  • Windmill
  • Stable
  • Wagon shed
  • Perry mill
  • Chimneys
  • Chainshop
  • Nailshop
  • Medieval town house
  • Anderson shelter
  • Prefab
  • Racksaw
  • Tollhouse
  • Icehouse
  • Cockpit
  • Dovecote
  • Showman’s wagon
  • Plas Cadwgan
  • Cell block
  • Spire
  • Cottage and forge
  • Hill End cottage
  • Nailer’s cottage (opening to the public 2016)

All of Avoncroft’s buildings were threatened with demolition or neglect. In moving them to the Avoncroft Museum grounds, every effort has been made to retain as much of the original structure as possible.