Welcome back to the 1940s & Wartime Britain

at our On The Home Front event

Experience the life of the Second World War in the UK as Avoncroft turns back the clock.

With displays showing life in the midlands during the Second World War there will be much to see – ranging from the Motorcycles and other Vehicle’s from the 1930s and 1940s and civilians of the time, reenactors will be bringing our site and buildings including the Prefab to life.

black 1940s car with a a man and women dressed as air raid wardens standing next to it

This weekend should be fun for everyone wanting to experience the war years

Avoncroft Museum will come to life over the weekend when many of the counties established re-enactment groups will setting up displays and providing interacting opportunities both in the buildings and around the comprehensive 19 acre site, including Worcestershire at War, The Redditch Home Guard, US Infantry Division, Forever Forties Group, Living History UK, and The Victory Belles.

Many individuals who will be bringing Vehicles from the 1930s and 40s including cars, motorbikes, jeeps and vans, which will recreate the atmosphere and events of World War Two in the United Kingdom.

a man dressed in a brown 1940s suit and hat talking to a man dressed in a black 1940s hat and suit

It will tell the stories associated with the West Midlands during the 1939-45 period and will entertain visitors through immersive activities relating to the time.

During the two days, all over the extensive grounds, there will be displays of historic vehicles, displays by the Observer Corps, by Dispatch Riders, by the ATS and of U.S. Army Training as it prepared for D Day in 1944 in Herefordshire.

Many of the buildings will be bought to life with displays and occupants, plus the chance for some Vintage Shopping in the Vintage Village and a Vintage Hair Stylist to get your Victory Rolls in place, all this plus vintage tunes and live entertainment by Vintage Class, Kitten Von Mew, Jo Thomas (George Formby) throughout the two days

We shall again be offering free dance classes throughout the day in the main Guesten Hall for you to watch or take part in.

Food and Drink will be available to purchase in Guesten Hall, and The Food Village area with Bars on The Run,  Fish and Chips and other food by GW Catering and the 1940s Field Kitchen, plus fhe Museums Tearoom.

Join in and dress up for the event if you wish!

Additionally, to the two weekend days, the museum is also opening on the Saturday evening 12th October by extending the event into the night with a 1940s War Time Dance with live entertainment in The magnificent New Guesten Hall, there will be wartime music by  name to be announced  “Vintage Class “, and DJ Guy Roles will spin the “Discs of the Day “.

The Evening Dance is a separate ticketed event, buy your advance Dance tickets now for just £12

click here: 1940s War Time Dance

Tickets will be available on website &  *subject to availability *on the door at the event.

A free Heritage Bus service provided by Transport Museum Wythall

the Bus will be running to and from Bromsgrove Train Station to Avoncroft Museum via Norton Museum in Bromsgrove timetable here

Plus The miniature railway will be running on both days 12th & 13th October for just £1 a ride

Ticket Type Price  



Adult Advance £16
Child £5
Adult Member £7.50
Child Member £2.50