Museums at Night 2014 sleepover at Avoncroft Museum

Families are encouraged to join celebrity author, Alan MacDonald, at Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Bromsgrove for a special sleepover to celebrate the national “Museums at Night” festival on Saturday 17th May 2014.

Avoncroft Museum will be open overnight on Saturday 17th May for visitors to pitch their tents for an evening of fun and activities including readings and activities with celebrity author Alan MacDonald, writer of the “Dirty Bertie” and “Oi, Cave Boy” books.

There will also be a campfire with ghost stories, costumed characters in some of the historic buildings and star-gazing with the Bromsgrove Astronomical Society.  Bring your own picnic for a Midnight Feast in the famous Guesten Hall with its beautiful 14th century roof.

Booking in advance is essential, pitches will not be available on the day.  Please call 01527 831363 to reserve your place or for more information.  The cost is £25 per four-person tent.  Gates will open at 5.30pm to set up camp and activities will start at 7pm.

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Windmill at Avoncroft Museum at night. Photo credit: Chris Collins

Photo by Chris Collins


Editors’ Notes
  • Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 4JR is England’s first open-air museum.
  • It is home to historic buildings spanning seven centuries which have been rescued from destruction or demolition and rebuilt in a beautiful corner of Worcestershire’s countryside.
  • Avoncroft Museum is a registered charity: Charity Number 241644.

For further media enquiries please contact Chris Everall on 01527 831363 or 07796 500590.  E:

“Museums at Night” is a national festival of after-hours cultural events at museums and galleries to give visitors a new perspective on the UK’s heritage.