Following the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions on entering buildings Avoncroft Museum has invited the Bailiff of Bromsgrove, Ms Joanne Slade, and members of the Bromsgrove Court Leet to formally reopen the site and its buildings on Sunday 30th May.

This special event will not just focus on the reopening, but also the incredible response the museum has received from supporters following recent vandalism.

Throughout the day members of the Bromsgrove Court Leet will be on site to showcase some of the traditions of the Court, including bread weighing and ale tasting. In begone years the Officers of the Court would visit local establishments to check the quality of the goods offered for sale – similar to Trading Standards officers today. Visitors on the day will be able to witness the re-enactment of these inspections carried out by Bailiff, Town Crier and the officers of the Court.

Joanne Slade, Bailiff of Bromsgrove, said: “The Court Leet are excited to be supporting the formal reopening and giving thanks for the recent support shown to Avoncroft. Bromsgrove is very fortunate to have this wonderful heritage Museum in the town and the Court Leet is honoured to be working in partnership with Avoncroft on this special weekend. Members of the Court will bring a colourful and vocal addition to the day where visitors can enjoy the traditions of our town in the perfect setting amongst the superb selection of historic buildings.”

Alongside these events the museums tea rooms will be open and the Bromsgrove Society of Model Engineers will be running their railway.

To book tickets for this event please visit the link below.

Grand reopening with Bromsgrove Court Leet