Discover the UK’s only Museum dedicated to celebrating the heritage, art and industry of carpet making.

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Donating to the Museum

Or donate by text:

To donate £1, text C4RPET to 70201
To donate £3, text C4RPET to 70331
To donate £5, text C4RPET to 70970
To donate £10, text C4RPET to 70191

We are an independent museum, with no regular local or central government funding and we need help to cover rising costs. For more information, visit the Donate tab on our website.

Your support is greatly appreciated.


Talks At the Museum of Carpet

“This town stinks from one end to the other!”

Wednesday 15th Feb 10.30am-12pm £10

The transformation of Kidderminster included a revolution in health and care. Hear how the town coped with a fearsome outbreak of typhoid in 1884.

The Great Golden Jubilee Baths Insurrection

Wednesday 15th March 10.30am-12pm £10

Kidderminster built one of the country’s very first municipal public baths. This talk explores how ambitions to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887 were washed away by public resistance to the plans.

Breaking through the boundaries

Wednesday 5th April 10.30am-12pm £10

This talk looks at the expansion of Kidderminster, charting the expansion into the Foley Park area from the 1880s to the outbreak of war in 1939, and looking at the homes and residents of the new area.

Coronation Carpets—Museum of Carpet Collections Talk

Thursday 27th April 10.30am-12pm £10

Join the collections team at the Museum for a look into the archives as we celebrate the Coronation—see our collection of rugs, photographs and memorabilia and learn all about the history of coronation carpets.

Photo: The Kidderminster retaining wall

Mr Mitchell’s wonderful wall

Thursday 25th May 10.30am-12pm £10

Find out all about how world-renowned sculptor and artist William Mitchell came to build the astonishing 320m long relief in Kidderminster, which now holds a Grade II listed status. 


Beginner Crochet Workshops: Floral Coasters

Saturday 18th February
Saturday 25th February
Saturday 4th March
Saturday 11th March
10.30am-12pm £6


Come along and learn a new skill at the Museum in a friendly, warm environment. Learn beginner crochet stitches and create a floral coaster to take home! All materials provided but you are welcome to bring different yarns in if you choose.

Donations to the Collections Display

January – early April 2023

We are showcasing a selection of some of the wonderful items donated to the Museum of Carpet collections in the last few years. See beautiful carpet samplers, picture rugs and our intriguing collection of carpet fitting and measuring tools.
With grateful thanks to our generous supporters and donors.

Display is included in a General entry ticket.

Testimonies

One of my favourite places – the history, the dedication of the volunteers and the skills which would be lost without anyone getting to see them, a wonderful piece of British history!

Linda Thomas

A major part of Kidderminster’s heritage.

Elizabeth Bevan

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Plan your visit

Opening TImes

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Friday
Closed
Saturday
10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Sunday
Closed

Tickets and Prices

Gift Aid Admission
Adults
Concessions (65 years old or over and full time students)
Children (5 – 16 years old)
Children under 5 years old
Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children)

Standard Admission
Adults
Concessions (65 years old or over
and full time students)
Children (5 – 16 years old)
Children under 5 years old
Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children)


£6.60
£5.50

£4.40
Free
£18.70


£6.00
£5.00

£4.00
Free
£17.00

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 (2.5 hours).
  • 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.

Visitor
  • 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.

For more information please see our full access statement below:

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

Museum of Carpet Data Protection Policy

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