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Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings

Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings

Avoncroft is an award-winning open-air museum spanning 700 years of life in the Midlands in a stunning rural setting.  It is also home to the National Telephone Kiosk Collection.

It is 10 minutes' walk from the Worcester to Birmingham Canal.  Leave the canal at the Queen's Head at Stoke Pound.

Avoncroft was England's first open-air museum and had over 30 domestic, industrial, ecclesiastical and agricultural exhibits.  While you are here, pop into our lovely Edwardian Tea Room for a light lunch, a cup of award-winning tea or a slice of one of our delicious cakes.

We have a lively programme of events during the year, including re-enactments, traditional celebrations and family days.  Please see our website for full details.

The museum received a TripAdvisor Certifcate of Excellence in 2014 and a "Very Good" accreditation from Visit England (formerly the English Tourist Board).




  • School or community activities

  • Historic attractions

  • Museums and galleries


Avoncroft Museum

Stoke Heath
B60 4JR

Disability Access Information

We welcome visitors with disabilities and much of our site is accessible to people with mobility issues.  We also have a limited number of wheelchairs and a motorised buggy available if required (please let us know if you require this in advance if possilbe, so we can ensure it is available and fully charged).
  • Path slope no steeper than 1 in 10
  • Paths wider than 1 metre
  • No steps or barriers