Group Talks

The Museum of Carpet offers two talks for groups and societies which can be delivered in house or externally. Our group talks cater to groups and societies with an interest in Kidderminster, the carpet industry, art, design, industry, heritage and more!

Carpet Cool! 250 years of Kidderminster Design

Written and presented by historian Dr Anthea Harris-Fry, this talk explores Kidderminster’s trailblazing place at the forefront of design in the carpet industry.  It charts the evolution of carpets from the elaborate hand-loom patterns of the eighteenth century through the industrial revolution to the designs of the present day.

Capturing the global evolution of art and design throughout the Victorian period to the swinging sixties and beyond, it centres its discussion on design in Kidderminster, the pioneering ‘carpet capital of the world’.

For any enquiries or to book this talk please email

Carpet Characters

Historian Dave Laverty presents an affectionate look at life in the carpet factories of the town, dealing with themes such as: Young Workers; All in the Family; Dangers; Power Loom Weavers; Relationships and Work and Play.

This talk is based upon the words of the carpet people themselves and features sound clips and images from the archives of the Museum of Carpet. Carpet Characters is ideal for groups and societies with an interest in heritage, industry and personal accounts of history.

Brintons Boiler Room, 1912

For any enquiries or to book this talk please email