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Bewdley Museum

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Load Street
DY12 2AE


Tel : +44 08456 035699

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Housed in a historic and unusual 18th century Butcher's Shambles, this unique museum provides a fascinating insight into the growth and trades of the town, the lives of its people and the crafts of the surrounding Wyre Forest area. The varied displays are both undercover and open air, richly illustrated with artefacts, archive photographs and the work of basket and besom makers, charcoal burners, pewterers, brass founders and wheel-rights.

There is a wartime allotment garden, fire fighting display and original lock up cells.

Traditional crafts of rope making and clay pipe making are brought to life through daily demonstrations. You can lend a hand to make a rope or watch a clay pipe being moulded and discover their fascinating history and varied styles.

Alternatively relax in the museums attractive herb garden with a pond and water feature then enjoy a picnic in the garden and teashop area. Further gardens extend from the museum into the attractive Jubilee Gardens, a delightful open space behind the museum walls.

Resident crafts people can be seen at work in their studios including a textile artist, stained glass worker, cabinet maker and furniture restore/polisher.

The museum offers a programme of changing exhibitions and events throughout the year that are publicised on the website and through an events leaflet. Open air music events take place during August on a Sunday afternoon in the adjoining gardens which houses a splendid green theatre.

Opening hours - Museum and Cafe 2015

Daily 11am - 3pm (2nd March to 27th March)

Daily 10am - 4.30pm (28th March to 1st November)

Thursday - Sunday 11am - 3pm (5th November to 20th December)

*Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Admission is FREE!

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By Road

B4190 off the A456 Kidderminster - Leominster Road.

Bewdley is 4 miles to the west of Kidderminster off the A456 Leominster Road, on the B4190. The museum is in Bewdley town centre & is signposted from the main car parks.

By Public Transport

No 2 Bus stops at Kidderminster Station and stops at Load Street in Bewdley approx 100 yards from the museum.

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Bewdley Museum facilities include:

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor event/attraction
  • Outdoor event/attraction
  • Smoking not permitted
  • Demonstrations given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Suitable for families
  • Suitable for young children
  • Café/restaurant
  • Picnic site
  • Groups accepted
  • Max group size
  • Min group size
  • Pets accepted (other than service dogs)
  • Toilets

Bewdley Museum accessibility includes:

  • Ramp/level access
  • Toilets for disabled visitors
  • Service dogs permitted (eg guide dogs)
  • Disability awareness training for all personnel
  • Films or information touch screens have visual/audible subtitles
  • Handrail by ramp
  • Hearing loop system available in appropriate areas, eg ticket counter
  • Information available in braille
  • Information available in large print
  • Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet
  • Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • Level access, ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • Level access, ramp or lift to gift shop
  • Level access, ramp or lift to information point
  • Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant
  • Level access, ramp or lift to ticket issuing point

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