To mark Heritage Open Days, the biggest celebration of England’s heritage and architecture, Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings is throwing open its doors to offer free entry to all visitors on Thursday 8th and Sunday 11th September 2016. Stroll around Avoncroft’s beautiful 19-acre grounds, explore the collection of 30 rescued and restored buildings and make phone calls between the classic phone boxes in the National Telephone Kiosk Collection. Then relax in the historic Tea Room for a well-earned break and some delicious refreshments. Avoncroft Museum is based in Stoke Heath near Bromsgrove and has a collection of buildings that span seven centuries of history. Firm favourites include a working a medieval town house, a 19th-century windmill, a ‘flat pack’ Victorian church and a fully-furnished 1940s prefab. All the buildings have been rescued from their original locations and carefully reconstructed at the Museum. Avoncroft is also home to the National Telephone Kiosk Collection of working phone boxes, some of the very first kiosks dating back to the 1920s. There is a children’s play area, a large, free car park, a shop and an award-winning Tea Room. Friendly dogs on leads are welcome in the grounds at Avoncroft Museum too.