September 26th, 2016

Bromsgrove’s Avoncroft Museum to open its doors for free this Friday

Bromsgrove’s Avoncroft Museum to open its doors for free this Friday Bromsgrove’s Avoncroft Museum to open its doors for free this Friday

BROMSGROVE’S Avoncroft Museum will be throwing open its doors for free this Friday (September 11) as part of the annual Heritage Open Weekend.

Visitors heading for the venue will be able to stroll around the 19 acres of grounds and explore the 30 rescued and restored buildings which have been saved from around the Midlands. Each one has been taken from its original site and reconstructed at Avoncroft.

Among them are a working 19th century windmill, a medieval town house, the Victorian Bringsty church and the fully-furnished 1940s prefab.

As well as the buildings, there will also be the chance to check out phone boxes from throughout the ages at the National Telephone Kiosk Collection. As well as looking at the kiosks – some of which date back to the 1920s – calls can be made to the different phone boxes, via the Avoncroft telephone exchange.

The Edwardian tea room will be open, offering delicious refreshments, and there is a children’s play area, shop and free parking.

Friendly dogs on leads are welcome in the grounds at Avoncroft Museum.

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