Join Us for Christmas Carols and Music

Courtesy of Holy Trinity Free School, Kidderminster

Music is good for the the soul, they say. So why not come along to the Museum of Carpet between 10am and 11am, on Saturday 11th December, to join in with Holy Trinity Free School’s students and sing some carols and listen to the music being played by the talented children? Lift your spirits and get into the swing of Christmas in our wonderfully warm and friendly museum. Everyone is welcome!

Our museum will be fully open between 10am and 1.30pm on the 11th December for you to listen to the Christmas carols and for you to explore of our galleries, which tell the story of carpet making in Kidderminster from the 1200s to the present day. If you have never visited us before, you will be surprised just what we have for you to see, hear and do at the Museum of Carpet.

We are offering a special half price entry ticket on Saturday 11th December to all visitors. A Christmas gesture from us to you. Just buy your tickets on the day at the museum.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Signing Up For A Great Christmas

Every year we consider what to get our loved ones as a special gift for Christmas. This year the Museum of Carpet can help you to find that personalised gift at our free book signing events.

From 10am until 12pm on Saturday 27th November, Fenella Flack’s much loved guides to the Wyre Forest will be signed with a personalised message from her, at the the Museum of Carpet in Kidderminster.

Her books “Walking Kidderminster’s History”, “Walking Bewdley’s History” and “Walking Stourport’s History” are a favourite with anyone wanting to explore the Wyre Forest towns and the surrounding area on foot. They are handy little books that will make a day out or staycation break in or near Kidderminster a wonderful experience.

From 10am until 12pm on Saturday 4th December, Melvyn Thompson, a well known author and volunteer at the Museum of Carpet, will be signing his books with personalised messages. Melvyn will chat about his books including “Woven in Kidderminster”, “Woven in Kidderminster: The Final Chapter” and “Mills and Tall Chimneys of Kidderminster”. The knowledge he has of Kidderminster and the carpet industry is exceptional (what Melvyn does not know about the industry isn’t worth knowing!), and so put this event in your diary today so that you don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to get his books signed with that special message for your friends or family.

These events are unique to the Museum of Carpet and offer a wonderful opportunity to meet the authors and to chat about the history of the area. Put them in your diary and tell your friends about them. The more the merrier!

You can attend the book signing events for free, just come along to the Museum of Carpet (located adjacent to Morrison’s supermarket in Kidderminster) on the day of the events.


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

Free Funded School Visits*

We are delighted to have the funding to enable local Wyre Forest and Worcestershire schools to bring KS1 and KS2 pupils to visit us. There are 20 visits available (for up to 32 pupils plus teachers), which will include free entry to the museum and coach travel.

To support the national curriculum we offer KS1 and KS2 differentiated visits, which include a tour of the museum, live demonstrations of our hand looms and the rare Axminster and Wilton power looms, plus interactive activities such as designing carpet.

If you are a teacher in Kidderminster, Stourport-on-Severn, Bewdley or the wider Worcestershire area, do get in touch and speak to us about booking your funded school visit.

Email for more details.

*Funded visits are up to the total value of £250 each and are available on a first come first served basis. Visits are to be booked for the Spring term 2022. Coach travel is to be booked by the school directly with Whittles Coaches and the Museum of Carpet is to be invoiced for travel costs after each visit.

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.

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Plan your visit

Opening TImes

10:00 am – 1:30 pm
10:00 am – 1:30 pm
10:00 am – 1:30 pm
10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Tickets and Prices

Concessions (65 years old or over)
Children (5 – 16 years old)

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 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 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.

  • 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.

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

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