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Avoncroft Museum Of Historic Buildings
Stoke Heath

B60 4JR
Telephone: 01527 831 363
Fax: 01527 876 934

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Overview of collections

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.

Overview of how collections are displayed

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 at this location

Medieval merchant's house
1946 Prefab
New Guesten Hall
Collection Descriptions
Agriculture Collection (Avoncroft Museum Of Historic Buildings)
The agriculture collection supports the understanding and presentation of the buildings collection.
Archives Collection (Avoncroft Museum Of Historic Buildings)
There is a wide-ranging archive of material related to the buildings and associated trades covered by the object coll...
Costume & Textile Collection (Avoncroft Museum Of Historic Buildings)
The collection essentially supports the presentation and interpretation of the buildings collection.
Science & Industry Collection (Avoncroft Museum Of Historic Buildings)
The purpose of the collection is to preserve and record material from trades and industries that were pursued in the ...
Social History Collection (Avoncroft Museum Of Historic Buildings)
The social history collection reflects activities associated with the buildings collection as well as having signific...
Transport Collection (Avoncroft Museum Of Historic Buildings)
The transport collection contains a number of horse-drawn vehicles of various kinds appropriate to the buildings coll...

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