Visit us this Autumn WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY

for a truly interesting and interactive experience

Photograph of the Museum of Carpet on Green Street in Kidderminster, UK.

Free Funded School Visits*

We are delighted to have the funding to enable local Wyre Forest and Worcestershire schools to bring KS1 and KS2 pupils to visit us. There are 20 visits available (for up to 32 pupils plus teachers), which will include free entry to the museum and coach travel.

To support the national curriculum we offer KS1 and KS2 differentiated visits, which include a tour of the museum, live demonstrations of our hand looms and the rare Axminster and Wilton power looms, plus interactive activities such as designing carpet.

If you are a teacher in Kidderminster, Stourport-on-Severn, Bewdley or the wider Worcestershire area, do get in touch and speak to us about booking your funded school visit.

Email for more details.

*Funded visits are up to the total value of £250 each and are available on a first come first served basis. Visits are to be booked for the Spring term 2022. Coach travel is to be booked by the school directly with Whittles Coaches and the Museum of Carpet is to be invoiced for travel costs after each visit.

The Museum of Carpet presents Carpet Cool!

250 years of Kidderminster Design

the first in a series of talks for new audiences in these new times.

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Plan your visit

Opening TImes

10:00 am – 1:30 pm
10:00 am – 1:30 pm
10:00 am – 1:30 pm
10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Tickets and Prices

Concessions (65 years old or over)
Children (5 – 16 years old)

Family tickets can include two adults and up to four children.

Children under the age of five visit free.

Art Fund National Art Pass holders receive 50% off their full ticket price.

Getting Here

The entrance to the Museum is located in then left hand side of the Morrison’s building, nearest Green Street.

  • Car: The museum does not have its own parking, but there is a pay and display car park immediately opposite. Blue badge spaces are available in this car park. Please note Morrisons’ car park is reserved for supermarket customers only and has a restricted time limit for parking.
  • Bus: The nearest bus stop is Green Street.
  • Rail: Arrive at Kidderminster station. Walk down Comberton Hill and use the subway under the roundabout to reach Green Street. Walk 100m along Green Street and the Museum of Carpet is on your left.

Access and safety

The Museum of Carpet is committed to being a welcoming, accessible museum. We have a concessionary rate for disabled visitors and a complimentary ticket policy for personal assistants and carers. All staff have disability awareness training.

Brilliant museum with very friendly staff who went the extra mile to support our autistic daughter – offering to dim lights and reduce noise.

  • Level Access: the museum has level access from the main entrance to all galleries and toilets for visitors. For researchers, there is an accessible lift to the upper floor where the offices, archives, library and meeting rooms are based.
  • Hearing: The fire alarm has flashing lights.
  • Visual: We have display information in audio and large print. Glass doors have contrast markings and walls and doors have high colour contrast.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss specific access requirements.

What to see

Fascinating displays, hand loom & power loom demonstrations and hands on activities. The Museum of Carpet has lots for you to enjoy as you discover over 300 years of Kidderminster’s integral history. Our team of hand loom weavers demonstrate 10am – 1pm, while power loom demonstrations run when possible, dependent upon when our volunteers are able to run the looms (usually around 12pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays).

Museum Collections, Archive and Library. The Museum of Carpet houses an extensive collection of objects, archives, books and photographs relating to the carpet industry dating from the 18th century to the present day. Our Museum archive and library collections are open to research and visits but we do ask that you book your visit in advance. for more information visit our Research; Museum collection, Archive and Library page.

For a sample of the fantastic displays and demonstrations that you can see, watch our video below and have a look at our 360˚ images.

360˚ Images

Weaving Shed Gallery  – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

A Traditional Office – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

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