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Take advantage of FREE entry to Avoncroft Museum for two days only!

To mark Heritage Open Days, the biggest celebration of England’s heritage and architecture, Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings is throwing open its doors to offer free entry to all visitors on Thursday 8th and Sunday 11th September 2016. Stroll around Avoncroft’s beautiful 19-acre grounds, explore the collection of 30 rescued and restored buildings and make […]
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Mars under the stars at Avoncroft Museum!

Picnic on the lawn with friends on Friday 2nd September 2016 at Avoncroft’s open-air cinema showing of The Martian, in partnership with Artrix arts centre. Join us in our beautiful grounds, sit back, relax and enjoy the show. Watch under the stars as Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) fights for survival on the hostile planet. […]
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‘Family Fun’ August Bank Holiday Monday

The summer holidays may be drawing to an end, but finish on a high note with a good old-fashioned family day out Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings this Bank Holiday Monday (29th August 2016).   At the family fun day there will be costumed re-enactors in the historic buildings and visitors will be able to […]
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World War One Commemoration of the Battle of the Somme

Immerse yourself in the World War One activities on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of June and watch the first British documentary and propaganda film of World War One ‘The Somme’. The mood changes this weekend at Avoncroft when we mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. Come and experience life for soldiers on […]
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Animal Tales: Celebrating 150 years of Beatrix Potter

Come and celebrate 150 years of Beatrix Potter with us this half term and get involved with our Animal Tales activities. Activities are on Monday 30th May to Thursday 2nd June 2016. Celebrate 150 years of Beatrix Potter with us this Bank holiday and half term. Hop along to Avoncroft and help out Peter Rabbit’s friends with […]
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Traditional May Day Celebration at Avoncroft Museum

Be a part of a centuries’ old rural tradition to celebrate the arrival of spring at Avoncroft Museum’s special May Day event from 10.30am on Monday 2nd May 2016. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in the celebrations at the popular annual event to herald the beginning of spring, which will include Maypole […]
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Avoncroft Museum welcomes its 2 millionth visitor!

On Saturday 16th April 2016 Avoncroft welcomed its 2,000,000th visitor since it opened to the public in 1967.  Margaret and Raymond Hyder and their grandson Joseph were delighted when they found out they were the lucky recipients of a life membership of the Museum and a celebratory bottle of English bubbly to mark the occasion. Mr […]
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St George’s Day 2016

On Saturday 23rd April 2016 Avoncroft Museum will be celebrating St George’s Day with an event filled with family fun!   St George, England’s patron saint, was an early Christian martyr who was executed by the Romans on 23rd April 303.  He became England’s patron saint in the 14th century and this year St George’s Day coincides with […]
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Historic fashion at Avoncroft Museum

The renowned historian, Stuart Peachey, will be presenting a fascinating talk about Elizabethan and early Stuart clothing when he visits Avoncroft Museum on Thursday 21st April 2016. What did the ordinary people of the Elizabethan and early Stuart period really wear? What were their clothes made of and how did they make them? Could Elizabethan […]
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Easter 2016 at Avoncroft

Visit Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Bromsgrove and enjoy traditional crafts and Easter bank holiday fun, plus Roald Dahl stories and activities for children during the school holidays! On Bank Holiday Sunday (27th March) and Monday (28th March) there will be Family Fun Days, with something for visitors of all ages!  Take part in our Easter games, […]
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