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Collection Summary

Collection Title
Archives Collection
Description
There is a wide-ranging archive of material related to the buildings and associated trades covered by the object collections.
There is a photographic archive relating largely to buildings on site, and the museum also holds the archive of the Hereford and Worcester Architectural record Group.
There is also a small oral history archive.

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Strength(s)
The museum library and archive contains written material related to architecture, building trades and crafts, building conservation, rural trades and industries, local history and topography and other related museums in the UK and abroad. There is a photographic archive relating largely to buildings on site, and the museum also holds the archive of the Hereford and Worcester Architectural record Group. There is also a small oral history archive. The collection is of late 19th. and 20th.C. date.
Date range of collection
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Accumulation Dates
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Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Location Details

Avoncroft Museum Of Historic Buildings
Stoke Heath Bromsgrove B60 4JR
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DOMUS
WM000001 
Telephone
01527 831 363
Fax
01527 876 934 
Building Information
The museum consists of a collection of buildings (see above)
Collections Overview
The focus of the museum's activity is on the rescue and re-erection of buildings of historic interest that are threatened with destruction. There are 27 buildings in the collection, including a Showman's Living Wagon. The museum is also the site of the National Telephone Kiosk Collection (largely funded by BT). To support its collection of buildings the museum has developed collections of building materials, parts and tools, social and domestic items, agricultural objects and machinery, and trades and industries material. It also owns three off-site properties ( the Curator's residence, and two listed dovecotes). The Nag's Head in Shrewsbury is held on a 99 year lease from 1976.
Display Overview
The museum occupies a 15-acre site on which its buildings collection has been re-erected. Buildings are shown with appropriate displays wherever possible.
Star Objects
Medieval merchant's house 1946 Prefab New Guesten Hall
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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