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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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Wanted: volunteers to help bring the past to life at Avoncroft Museum

Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings in Bromsgrove is currently recruiting volunteers who can help bring the past to life to engage and inspire visitors to the museum.  This is a great opportunity for anyone who has a few hours to spare, an interest in history and would like to develop skills and experience in the […]
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Christmas through the ages at Avoncroft Museum

Savour the atmosphere of Christmases past at Avoncroft Museum with an exhibition of beautifully decorated historic buildings, running from Tuesday 1st December until Sunday 20th December.   From 1st December, Avoncroft Museum in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire is throwing open its doors to welcome visitors for a glimpse of Christmas traditions through the ages with: “Tis the […]
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Spooks and sparks at Avoncroft Museum Halloween

Spooktacular Halloween horror and ‘No Bangs Bonfire Night’ return to Avoncroft during half-term week with lots of activities to keep younger visitors entertained.   From Tuesday 27th until Saturday 31th October there will Halloween-themed activities in the historic New Guesten Hall.  Children can make their own Halloween lantern with the help of our team of […]
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The historic Tea Room at Avoncroft Museum

Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings near Bromsgrove is a favourite destination for days out but the Museum’s Tea Room is also a popular attraction in its own right. Whether you’re taking a little time out for yourself or visiting with friends and family, the Tea Room provides a welcome break in beautiful surroundings and delicious […]
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Living history weekend at Avoncroft Museum

Step back in time at Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July and see one of the UK’s top re-enactment groups re-create life in the 18th century.   Back by popular demand, “Lace Wars” living history group will be demonstrating military and civilian life during the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion, when […]
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