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

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

Jubilee Display 2022

Saturday 30th April – Saturday 18th June

At the Museum of Carpet we are celebrating the Queen’s 2022 Platinum Jubilee and her 70 years of service. Come along and view our fascinating collection of commemorative picture rugs, photographs and other memorabilia.

Display is included in general entry ticket.

Illustrated Talk – Carpets from the Collection

Thursday 21st July at 10.30am

Join the Collections team for an exploration of the carpet and rug collection at the Museum of Carpet. Discover some of the gems of our carpet collection, explore the carpet-making process, and find out what inspired the fantastic designs.

Illustrated Talk – Margo Selby:Art into industry

Saturday 20th August at 11am

Margo Selby is a renowned British textile artist and designer. Her design philosophy is focused on pushing the boundaries of weaving to create contemporary stylish fabrics for a range of textile applications, uniting the very best weavers and high quality fibres to produce beautifully crafted products.

We are delighted to welcome Margo to the Museum of Carpet. As a centre of heritage, art and industry we share Margo’s interest in the relationship between man and machine, hand and industry. This promises to be a truly inspiring morning.

Tickets for this event will include free entry to the museum galleries and the summer exhibition ‘Magnificent Design’, where you will be able to see an example of Margo’s ‘Festival Rug’, which has been kindly loaned to the museum for the duration of the exhibition.

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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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