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Museum of Carpet

Museum of Carpet Stour Vale Mill Green Street | Green Street, Kidderminster DY10 1AZ, England
+44 1562 69028
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Visit with Cub Scouts

We took about 20 Cub Scouts to the Carpet Museum as part of their Local Knowledge activity badge... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile

A very enjoyable visit made more so by the informative and knowledgeable staff who were keen to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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Located inside Stour Vale Mill, a beautiful Grade 2 listed building. The Mill was built in 1855 as a carpet factory and until recently it was part of Woodward Grosvenor, carpet manufacturers. We are the only museum in the country that is devoted to carpets and carpet making. Kidderminster has had close association with the carpet industry from the 1700s. The Carpet Museum Trust was established in 1981. As the industry contracted, the Trust began to collect machinery, artefacts, archives and libraries from the numerous firms in the town. The Trust now has a good collection of machinery showing the important stages in the technical development of carpet making as well as ancillary equipment. There are collections of archives in a variety of forms, ledgers, board minutes, deeds, accounts that have also been acquired from many of the companies around the town. There is also a collection of around 3000 carpet designs, many by significant designers such as Charles Voysey, Edouard Glorget and Bernat Klein. The samples of rugs and carpets illustrate most of the types of carpets, the different fibres and dyes, and the changing styles of design.
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Museum of Carpet Stour Vale Mill Green Street | Green Street, Kidderminster DY10 1AZ, England
+44 1562 69028
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took about 20 Cub Scouts to the Carpet Museum as part of their Local Knowledge activity badge. We were able to book a special opening as a Group in the evening. It was great. The children got to see lots of old carpet making...More

Thank Stephsearl
Reviewed 6 days ago

A very enjoyable visit made more so by the informative and knowledgeable staff who were keen to share their experiences of the carpet industry. Ensure that your visit coincides with the 12.00 noon demonstrations of the Weaving looms which are not to be missed.. No...More

Thank stanford37
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really enjoyable visit, with so much more to see than we'd expected. The staff (mostly volunteers with a deep historical knowledge of the carpet industry) were extremely friendly and enthusiastic. Our only issue was that we hadn't allowed enough time for the visit before...More

Thank Review66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have lived around the area all my life and my older child had been with school but we had never been all together. A fab 1/2 day out ... Get a Groupon/ offer off website and go !! Lots to get involved with and...More

Thank jenny g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very well presented exhibition staffed mainly by volunteers, many of whom were ex-employees at some of the carpet factories in the area. The advantage of this, of course, was that first hand information was available. The entrance, through Morrison's supermarket was somewhat unusual but...More

1  Thank piglet47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting museum with working looms and many photos of Kidderminsters factory's and people who worked in the industry very nostalgic and sad with the demise of the carpets the town is in decline.

Thank 703RAY242
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Having visited the Museum of Carpet for the first time last July with a group of 8, in May I returned with a group of 14 to enjoy this innovative museum experience. We were warmly welcomed by receptionist Beth, and were soon receiving a fascinating...More

1  Thank WilliamRead
Reviewed 15 April 2017

My son went to the museum with the school in Feb and ever since he has bugged mommy to take him again. It is a small hidden gem next to the supermarket with fully working machines as well as the really old Victorian hand make...More

Thank markjw4119
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Took a trip down on the Severn Valley Railway from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster and thought we'd stop off at the Museum of Carpet to kill a bit of time. Found it really interesting (more than we expected) and the volunteers (former workers I think) were...More

Thank Niknak47
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Excellent tour including volunteer guides who are very informative and proud of the Kidde carpet heritage. Saw working looms and interesting displays. Allow more time than you think - a good three hours to see and read everything. The nostalgia took me back to the...More

Thank Anita H
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Is it interesting for an 8 year old boy? Is there anything interactive?
13 April 2017|
Response from ade o | Reviewed this property |
Although there are interactive bits to it but an eight year old may not find it so fascinating unless s/he loves crafts and machines.
What are the entrance fee and whats included
5 January 2015|
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Response from Caroline T |
Hi there We charge £4.50 for an adult; £3.50 for a concession and £2.00 for a child. Families can buy a family ticket for £10.00 which allows two adults and up to 4 children to come in. The entry includes a tour... More