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To donate £10, text C4RPET to 70191
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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
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.
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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