Group Visits

Bring your group to the Museum of Carpet for a fascinating exploration of the history of carpet making. Depending on your group’s interests, pick one of the visits below:

Carpet Pattern and Design

Find out how fashions have influenced carpet design and how tastes have changed over time. Be inspired by original hand-painted designs from the museum archive. Meet a retired designer and discover the secret of their success. Learn how designs progress from paper to loom.

Carpet People and Production

Discover how carpets were made locally in Kidderminster then sold all over the world. Meet weavers, spinners and ex-carpet industry workers and find about how they lived and worked. Compare carpet weaving before and after the Industrial Revolution. See spinning and hand-loom demonstrations and watch our giant power looms in action.

Further information

We recommend 2½ hours for a group visit.
If you have time restrictions, please notify us in advance and we will work to accommodate this.

Each visit is tailor-made and all of our demonstrations and activities can be customised and designed to fit your own personal interests. We accommodate groups sizes of between 10 and 40. Refreshments are provided on arrival.

To make an enquiry, manage a booking or check if your preferred date is available, please email* or call 01562 69028.

*Please allow up to 7 days for a response to your enquiry. If you require a response sooner, please call 01562 69028.

Just a note to sincerely thank you and all the volunteers at the Carpet Museum for making our visit yesterday such a super experience.  Everyone was “buzzing” about how interesting it all was, and the introductory talk set the scene so well.  All the demonstrations on the looms plus the wool spinning was so fascinating and made us all realise how skilful  the people who did work there so many years ago needed to be.

northampton national trust association

We all had a lovely time at your gem of a museum. Thank you to all the people concerned.

Wolverhampton Creative Embroiderers

We greatly enjoyed our visit and have been singing the Museum’s praises ever since!

Worcestershire guild of weavers, spinners and dyers