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Avoncroft Museum Of Historic Buildings

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Address: Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove B60 4JR, England
Phone Number: +44 1527 831363
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10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Description: An open-air museum of 30 rescued historic buildings which have been...
An open-air museum of 30 rescued historic buildings which have been dismantled and moved from around the counties of the West Midlands to prevent their destruction. Set in 19 acres of attractive parkland these buildings show how the people of the region have lived, worked and played over the last 700 years.
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Interesting and a great place for a picnic

I have been here so many times - the special events in the holidays are great for kids- knight school, pumpkin carving, bonfire night, trick or treat...and if you have a family... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been here so many times - the special events in the holidays are great for kids- knight school, pumpkin carving, bonfire night, trick or treat...and if you have a family membership great value as no extra cost. A great place to take a picnic on a sunny day. The railway is also fun for the little ones. Lots... More 

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Chris E, Public Relations Manager at Avoncroft Museum Of Historic Buildings, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting and delighted that you've enjoyed your visits, please come and see us again soon! More 

Liskeard, Cornwall
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place for a family outing of all ages. Plenty of space to run around and loads to see. Fascinating history

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Chris E, Public Relations Manager at Avoncroft Museum Of Historic Buildings, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and really pleased you enjoyed your visit! More 

Worcestershire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A large collection of reconstructed historic buildings, including a working windmill. Everything from late mediaeval to a post world war prefab, Avoncroft is starting to introduce people to give them life. It doesn't end there though- there are regular special events, demonstrations, historical re-enactments, children's activities. The extensive grounds are great for walking and picnicking, with loads of room for... More 

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Chris E, Public Relations Manager at Avoncroft Museum Of Historic Buildings, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a lovely and comprehensive review! More 

Kidderminster, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We spent about 4 hours in total including a tasty cake stop. The buildings are all interesting and the telephone exchange was much more fun than I'd expected thanks to the knowledgeable guide.

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Chris E, Public Relations Manager at Avoncroft Museum Of Historic Buildings, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I have to visit every year, ever since I was a child. It's an astonishing place where historic buildings have been taken down brick by brick and re built perfectly. For children (and adults alike) it just brings so many snapshots in history alive in a way that books and even films just can't. From the old ice house to... More 

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Chris E, Public Relations Manager at Avoncroft Museum Of Historic Buildings, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your visit and see you again soon! More 

Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Lovely day out. Need okay weather as everything is outdoors. My kids liked playing hide and seek. Sometimes a model train runs. Coffee shop lovely and warm and friendly. Nice gift shop

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Chris E, Public Relations Manager at Avoncroft Museum Of Historic Buildings, responded to this review

Thank you very much for posting your review. So glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon! More 

Walsall, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

I absolutely love this place. I make an effort to take my kids at least twice a year. The grounds are beautiful especially on a sunny day! We always do something different on each visit. Can't wait for next year!

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Chris E, Public Relations Manager at Avoncroft Museum Of Historic Buildings, responded to this review

Thanks so much for such a lovely review. We're delighted that you enjoy your visits to Avoncroft and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Took our 7 year old grandson on the "Search for Santa" event this afternoon. Along with 10 other children, he was given an old penny to exchange for the "Daily Snowflake" newspaper at the Counting House where, as "snow" fell, the search started promptly at 2:30pm. We went in and out of various historical buildings on the site, made paper... More 

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Chris E, Public Relations Manager at Avoncroft Museum Of Historic Buildings, responded to this review

We are very glad you all enjoyed our "Search for Santa" event and thank you for posting your review. We have lots of other events going on throughout the year, so please do come and visit us again! More 

Redditch, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

plenty to see, and make sure you take your time to wander slowly. Have been twice. Once was for a themed WW2 weekend which was truly excellent.

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Chris E, Public Relations Manager at Avoncroft Museum Of Historic Buildings, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review, it's much appreciated. Please come and visit us again soon! More 

Stafford, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
18 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We spent three hours wandering around this really interesting museum last Saturday. Highlights are the windmill, the medieval house, the prefab house and prefab church. There are many other buildings all with lots of information about their history and how the building was rescued. One other really interesting section of the museum is the large collection of telephone booths, until... More 

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