Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings

Worcestershire

Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings

Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Worcestershire

15 acres, museum of historic buildings – most have been re-erected at Avoncroft from elsewhere, picnic area, traditional fruit orchard, wild flower meadow. Magnificent hall with medieval carved roof, early 14th century. Shire horses. Model Railway (rides available). National Telephone kiosk collection, including a Tardis. Horse driven cider mill. Windmill – working, 18th century post mill. Late Medieval Merchants house, 15th century timber framed, with central hall, screens passage and a two storey solar wing. Fully furnished 1940’s prefab with period furnishings, an example of the Arcorn mk V produced by Taylor Woodrow. Dovecote with doves, early 17th century timber framed, containing 750 nesting boxes. Ice house. Earth closet. Medieval Cruck-framed barn, stable and granary. 19th century Toll house (1822) a two storey brick building with living room and scullery and 2 bedrooms. 19th century Mission church. Farm Animals – don’t have anymore. Counting House of 1853 (19th century). Cell block, 19th century brick building containing 3 cells. Cockpit, 18th century cockfighting arena later used as a theatre and coach house. The Nailshop, a family workshop including 2 forges. Perry Mill, purpose built horse-driven mill. 19th century wagon shed. 19th century chapel (1891) clad in corrugated iron, complete with interior furniture and restored organ. Collection of carriages – including gypsy carriage. New air raid shelter A 15 acre museum of historic buildings. Buildings include: A magnificent hall with medieval carved roof, early 14th century; National telephone kiosk collection, including a Tardis; Horse driven cider mill; Working windmill; 18th century post mill; Late medieval merchants house; 15th century timber framed house, with central hall, screens passage and a two storey solar wing; Fully furnished 1940’s prefab house; early 17th century timber framed Dovecote with doves, containing 750 nesting boxes; Ice house; Earth closet; Medieval cruck-framed barn, stable and granary; 19th century toll house (1822) a two storey brick building with living room and scullery and 2 bedrooms; 19th century Mission church; Counting House of 1853 (19th century); Cell block, 19th century brick building containing 3 cells; Cockpit, 18th century cockfighting arena later used as a theatre and coach house; The Nailshop, a family workshop including 2 forges; Perry Mill, purpose built horse-driven mill. 19th century wagon shed; 19th century chapel (1891) clad in corrugated iron, complete with interior furniture and restored organ; Collection of carriages – including gypsy carriag; Air raid shelter; picnic area; traditional fruit orchard; wild flower meadow; Shire horses and finally a Model Railway with rides available.

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