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18th May, 2022

Plenty of May Day fun at Bromsgrove's Avoncroft Museum

THERE was plenty of traditional May Day fun in the sun at Avoncroft Museum over the bank holiday weekend with 900 visitors heading through the gates on Monday.

Among the delights on offer were Maypole dancing, which visitors could join in with, Morris dancing, outdoor theatre and music to mark the arrival of spring.

Carnival group The Fabularium provided a medieval outdoor theatre pageant the ‘Carnival of the Animals’ featuring costume, music, acrobatics, puppetry and story-telling.

There was also have-a-go archery sessions, pony rides and the miniature train was running.

Director Simon Carter said: “We’d like to thank all of the people who visited and supported the museum on May Day.

“The glorious bank holiday weather was in our favour so it turned out to be a lovely relaxed day with lots of ice-cream being eaten and families having a thoroughly enjoyable time.

“Big events like this really help support our ongoing work of rescuing and preserving historic buildings for everyone.”

Bob Hanson from the Stourbridge Company of Archers said: “It has been brilliant.

“More than 150 people have had a go at the archery and the weather could not have been more perfect.”

Next up for the venue is ‘Avoncroft Aircooled’ – VW Car Show on Sunday, May 13. Volkswagens of many shapes, sizes and colours (as long as they’re air-cooled) will be on display in the museum grounds.

It is organised by the Flat 4 VW Club.

Visit or call 01527 831363 for more information.

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