Talks and Workshops

Talks and workshops are available to book through Art Tickets at, by calling the Museum at 01562 69028 or by popping in to the Museum shop and booking in person.

“A Kidderminster Christmas” Talk

Thursday 1st December 10.30am – 12pm

Join us at the Museum of Carpet this festive season! Discover how different people in the carpet industry celebrated Christmas. An illustrated talk with objects, photos, documents and newspapers from the Museum Collection.

Historical Talks and Tours Series: January – MAy 2023

Come and experience a series of connected talks exploring the challenges Kidderminster has faced during the growth of its international reputation for carpet manufacturing. Find out about the people who responded to these challenges, and in the concluding talk, learn all about the town’s most monumental piece of public art.

Tickets are £10 each or £45 for all 5 talks – an ideal Christmas gift for the history lover in your life! More information about each individual talk can be found by clicking the link below.

All proceeds go to the Museum and we are very grateful for the support of knowledgeable local historians.

Henry Chellingworth – close to the centre of the action
Wednesday 18th January 10.30am – 12pm

“This town stinks from one end to the other!”
Wednesday 15th February 10.30am – 12pm

The Great Golden Jubilee Baths Insurrection
Wednesday 15th March 10.30am – 12pm

Breaking through the boundaries
Wednesday 5th April 10.30am – 12pm

Mr Mitchell’s wonderful wall
Thursday 25th May 10.30am – 12pm

Kidderminster Walking Talk

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Local historian Michael Loftus will be sharing his vast knowledge of the town and of significant moments from its past. You will visit locations and buildings throughout Kidderminster and hear Michael relate fascinating stories, bringing the history of Kidderminster alive. It is sure to be an entertaining and enjoyable morning.

Meet in the museum lobby at 10.30am. The walk will finish at the museum where refreshments will be served. Ticket price includes free entry to the Museum.

Spinning Lessons At the Museum

Other Talks

The Museum offers groups of visitors the opportunity to have talks about topics relating to the carpet industry. If you are interested in a talk for your historical society, civic society, class of students or other group, do get in touch at

Available talks include:

  • The Social History and Industry of Kidderminster
  • Art Deco Design Influences
  • A Look Into the Archives

Interested in something not listed? Get in touch with us to find out if we can offer you a group visit tailored to your particular interests.