Visit us this summer for a truly interesting and interactive experience

Generation: The People and Production of Kidderminster


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.


This summer bring your children to the MuseUm of Carpet for FREE

Children can visit the museum for free in the summer of 2021
Children aged 16 years old or under can visit the Museum of Carpet for free this summer (until 5th September 2021).

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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

Adults
Concessions
Children (5 – 16 years old)
Students
Family
£5.50
£4.50
£3.00 (FREE* in summer holidays)
£3.00
£15.00

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

Children under the age of five visit free.

*From 14th July to 5th September 2021, all children aged 16 and under can visit free of charge.

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 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.

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: 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

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