Avoncroft Museum is home to more than 30 historic buildings, structures and other exhibits which have been rescued and re-housed rural Worcestershire. The Museum is spread over 19 acres and includes a wildflower meadow, period gardens, a traditional cider and perry orchard as well as the collection of buildings.
Founded in 1963 it became England’s first open-air museum, opening to the public in 1967 following the reconstruction of a 15th-century house rescued from Bromsgrove in mid 1962. Then, as now, our priority was to retain historic buildings in their original location. Over five decades, Avoncroft Museum has continued to rescue structures where this had not been achievable and the Museum now cares for a collection that ranges in date from the fourteenth-century Guesten Hall Roof from Worcester Cathedral to a 1990 Internet Payphone Kiosk part of the National Telephone Kiosk Collection housed at the Museum.
Visitors will be able to enjoy the peaceful countryside as well as explore the historic buildings, enjoy the Edwardian Tea Room and discover the past.