Who we are

A centre of Heritage, Art and Industry

The Museum of Carpet opened on 12th October 2012 and is the only Museum in the UK dedicated to celebrating the heritage, art and industry of carpet making.

We invite visitors to discover the unique story of Kidderminster, once known as the ‘Carpet Capital of the World’, through visuals, photos, films and interactives, which children and adults alike thoroughly enjoy trying out. The story of Kidderminster’s carpet industry is brought to life by our dedicated and passionate team of volunteers, most of whom lived and worked in Kidderminster during its carpet industry heyday.


Our History

Discover the entrepreneurial thirty-year story of how this independent museum was founded and opened.

What’s On

Discover our museum’s exhibitions past, present and future, upcoming events, talks and workshops, and what’s going on in the museum.

Plan your visit

Opening times, ticket prices, directions and information about our galleries to plan your visit.


The museum’s unrivalled archive and collection of objects relating to the history of Kidderminster and the carpet industry.