Immerse yourself in 700 years of history at Avoncroft.

Avoncroft is home to 30 historic buildings and structures, dating from the 14th century to the mid-20th century, across our 19-acre site, including a medieval town house, a 19th century windmill and a 20th century prefab.

We are open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Wednesdays and weekends during term time and Wednesday through to Sunday during school holidays. On non-open days, the Museum is available for school, group and private bookings- discounted rates are available for school visits and pre-booked group visits. Please contact for further details.

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Whether you have a specialist interest or are looking for a great place to keep the family entertained, you’ll find something to suit everyone at Avoncroft.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome to visit the Museum grounds and tearoom, but must be kept on leads at all times.

The tea room offers a delicious selection of home-made sandwiches, soup, cakes, drinks and ice creams. There is plenty of seating in the historic Shrewsbury Co-op building, and lots of picnic benches outside for sunny days.


We are also open for special events on some bank holidays and during school half term breaks in addition to the days and times above, please check our Forthcoming events for more information.

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