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Museum of Carpet

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Intriguing demonstrations by knowledgeable volunteers

The volunteers talked with enthusiasm about the old machinery they were demonstrating, having... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent place to see the development of carpet making

Very interesting. Has a variety of machines showing how carpet making has developed from early to... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
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Once a thriving carpet factory, the Stour Vale Mill is now home to the only Carpet Museum in the country. An exciting day out for all ages the museum has four galleries that illustrate the history of design and industry in Kidderminster. Try your...more
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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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All reviews design your own well worth a visit live demonstrations love food interesting visit friendly volunteers fascinating insight thoroughly recommend a visit dressing up well worth the entrance fee see separate review learn something two hours industrial heritage children aged little gem return again
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Reviewed yesterday

Not what we expected, more like a "tourist information" office. A large room with lots of overpriced stuff to buy

Thank teeepeee20
Reviewed 1 week ago

The volunteers talked with enthusiasm about the old machinery they were demonstrating, having worked in the carpet factories themselves. My companion had lived in Kidderminster for 40 years and enthusiastically recognised the names of many people and places now vanished; as a newcomer to the...More

Thank hazelbrownYorkshire
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Very interesting. Has a variety of machines showing how carpet making has developed from early to more modern technology.

Thank tugair
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Our visit here was fantastic. Made so by the volunteers who were full of information and stories about their time in this fascinating industry. We saw two of the looms running and the spinner demonstrated and talked about how the wool is spun. This is...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

The museum is appropriately housed in a building once part of a carpet mill. They exhibit and operate (!) some of the most historically important looms and machines used for weaving cloths and carpets. As well as describing the history of weaving, the museum presents...More

Thank dickybirdta
Reviewed 24 June 2018

This was a really interesting experience and insight into the industry in Kidderminster. Good displays and very helpful and knowledgeable staff.

Thank Boris545
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Learned a lot from very keen but never OTT volunteers. A very good value visit time flew by. Thank youyoy!

Thank Marc W
Reviewed 3 June 2018

A fantastic museum, we had to put extra money on the car parking as we were enjoying it so very much. The volunteers running the carpet loom machines were really great, they were cheerful and enthusiastic, happy to answer any questions and took an active...More

Thank mumthesaver
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Popped in after shopping, my daughter loves history and it shows the history of our town beautifully. Demonstrations of the looms are intresting, can spend an hour or two in there. If you like local history it is a must. Staff are very friendly and...More

Thank bex p
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

I was persuaded to visit this museum by my wife and went with a degree of hesitation. I was pleasantly surprised by the museum as I didn't realise how much there was to know about carpet making. Furthermore, the social aspects of it were well-covered....More

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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.
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