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Wyre Forest, Bromsgrove and Redditch

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Hagley Hall

Near Bromsgrove

Hagley Hall

Hagley Hall near Bromsgrove

Set in 250 acres of landscaped parkland, Hagley Hall and Park are magnificent achievements of eighteen century English architecture. The Hall is the last of the Great Palladian houses.

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Harvington Hall

Between Bromsgrove and Kidderminster

Harvington Hall

Harvington Hall, between Bromsgrove and Kidderminster

Built in the 1300s and developed in the 1500s, it is a beautiful moated manor house with the largest surviving series of priest hides in the country and a rare collection of original Elizabethan wall paintings.

Statue of Sir Rowland Hill
Sir Rowland Hill

Kidderminster

Sir Rowland Hill

Sir Rowland Hill, Kidderminster

See the statue of the originator of the penny postage system and developer of the modern postal service outside the Town Hall in Kidderminster Town Centre. Also, in Kidderminster, admire

 

 

volunteer on a traditional hand loom at the museum
Image courtesy of Museum of Carpet, volunteer on traditional hand loom.

Kidderminster

Museum of Carpet

Museum of Carpet, Kidderminster

Discover the fascinating history of over 300 years of Kidderminster’s industrial heritage and over 3,000 carpet designs, many by significant designers such as Charles Voysey, Edouard Glorget and Bernat Klein.

Skilled volunteers carry out demonstrations on our original power looms. Hand loom weaving volunteers demonstrate the carpet’s pre-industrial roots, producing hand-made goods for sale in the Museum shop. There are a wide range of interactive exhibits, films and audios throughout the galleries providing further insights into the industry.

 Forge Mill Needle Museum
Image courtesy of Forge Mill Needle Museum

Bordesly Abbey, Redditch

Forge Mill Needle Museum

Forge Mill Needle Museum and Bordesley Abbey, Redditch

Forge Mill Needle Museum offers a unique glimpse into the region’s history. It contains the world’s last water-powered scouring mill, and the story of how Redditch produced 90% of the Victorian world’s needles is brought to life through exhibitions, guided tours, family events and a children’s play area.

stourport basins
Stourport Basins

Bewdley Town, Canal Basins

Bewdley and Stourport-on-Severn

Bewdley and Stourport-on-Severn

Visit Bewdley – ‘the most perfect small Georgian town in Worcestershire’ and just a few miles away visit the award-wining Canal Basins in Stourport-on-Severn – “the pioneer town of the canal age”, which have been regenerated and restored to their Georgian splendour.

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