Museum Closure

Following the government lockdown announcement, the Museum of Carpet is closed to the public this November.

The Museum of Carpet will re-open on Saturday 5th December, 10am – 1pm

Book your Museum entry tickets now or stop by to do some overdue Christmas Shopping. Our gift shop is open to the public during the Museum opening times and is FREE to peruse.

We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has visited and supported us these past few months and will be sad not to see you for a little while!

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

During lockdown our staff capacity will be reduced. We appreciate your patience with our communication channels during this time. Please direct any important correspondence to enquiries@museumofcarpet.org.uk

Opening Times 
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Saturday
10am – 1:30pm

Closed Sundays, Mondays (including Bank Holidays) & Fridays

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Plan your visit

Due to the government lockdown announcement on 31st October 2020, the Museum of Carpet will be closed from Thursday 5th November until Tuesday 8th December 2020. We look forward to welcoming visitors after this date.

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

Adults
Concessions
Children
Students
Family
£5.50
£4.50
£3.00
£3.00
£15.00

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 the Morrisons’ entrance 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 reopened on 7th July 2020. The safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff is our priority. Click here for our helpful poster detailing the safety measures we have implemented during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.

  • 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: we have a hearing loop in reception and all museum galleries. 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 at 12pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and are subject to volunteer availability.

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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