Avoncroft Museum is committed to rescuing and preserving historic buildings from the West Midlands region for current and future generation to enhance understanding and inspire our visitors to care for their heritage and the built environment.

As an independent museum and a registered charity, we rely solely on grants, donations, visitor admissions and income from trading to sustain the Museum; it currently costs around £20,000 a month to maintain our 30 historic buildings and to open to the public.

If you wish to support our valuable work and contribute to ensuring the Museum remains an engaging and informative day out for people of all ages and backgrounds, please see the ‘How can you help’ section below.


  • Donate via our donations page, any contribution will be gratefully received!
  • Volunteer your time and skills. Please visit the Volunteering page, our volunteers are critical to the Museum, fulfilling a range of roles.
  • Become an Annual or Life Member, you receive a range of benefits, as well as regular updates on Avoncroft’s projects.
  • Attend our fundraising events, which include quizzes and raffles.
  • Visit the Museum and bring your friends!
  • Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and share our content, helping to raise awareness of the Museum.
  • Donate an object to our collection.


Our current priorities for fundraising to carry out essential conservation are:

  • Our windmill is synonymous with Avoncroft, much-loved by our visitors, and a key part of our visitor offer. However, we have been unable to sail for several years as remedial work to its round rail is required. If you wish to contribute to financially support this project, please visit our donations page.
  • Work to our 18th Century Granary from Temple Broughton Farm, Broughton Green, Droitwich.  One of the supporting beams has failed and we need to remove the top of the staircase to re-insert new timber to give the beam its structural integrity back – estimated cost £8,000.
  • Contribute to the annual maintenance programme – the incidental maintenance of over 30 historic buildings and structures each year costs over £20,000 – whether on paint, rainwater goods, specialist cleaning, lightening conductors, electrical maintenance etc.

Avoncroft Museum is a registered charity, no. 241644.