Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings

LOCATION

Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Assessed by
Visit England Logo
Awards
award

Our View

A visit to Avoncroft takes you through nearly 700 years of history. Here you can see 25 buildings rescued from destruction and authentically restored on a 18.5 acre rural site. There are 15th and 16th-century timber framed buildings, 18th-century agricultural buildings and a cockpit. There are industrial buildings and a working windmill from the 19th century, and from the 20th a fully furnished pre-fab. Photo credit: chapel & windmill - Andy Marshall.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

award
Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings
Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Stoke Heath, BROMSGROVE, Worcestershire, B60 4JR
Phone : 01527 831363
geo: 

About The area

Discover Worcestershire

Worcestershire is a county of rolling hills, save for the flat Vale of Evesham in the east and the prominent spine of the Malverns in the west. Nearly all of the land is worked in some way; arable farming predominates – oilseed rape, cereals and potatoes – but there are concentrated areas of specific land uses, such as market gardening and plum growing.

Worcester is the county town, and home to Worcestershire County Cricket Club, which has what some regard as the most attractive grounds in the country, in a delightful setting with views of Worcester Cathedral. The Malverns, Great and Little, set on the slopes of the Malvern Hills, are renowned for their refinement. Great Malvern, terraced on its hillside site, came to prominence as a genteel spa for well-to-do Victorians, rivalling the likes of Bath, Buxton and Cheltenham with its glorious surroundings.

Sir Edward Elgar was a Worcester man, and his statue stands on the High Street, facing the cathedral. The cottage where he was born is now a museum and he is commemorated on the £20 note. Other notable Worcestershire figures include poet A E Housman, chocolate magnate George Cadbury; and Lea and Perrins, inventors of Worcestershire sauce.

Why Choose Rated Trips

Your trusted guide to rated places across the UK

icon example
The Best Coverage

Discover more than 15,000 professionally rated places to stay, eat and visit from across the UK and Ireland.

icon example
Quality Assured

Choose a place to stay safe in the knowledge that it has been expertly assessed by trained assessors.

icon example
Plan Your Next Trip

Search by location or the type of place you're visiting to find your next ideal holiday experience.

icon example
Travel Inspiration

Read our articles, city guides and recommended things to do for inspiration. We're here to help you explore the UK.