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TRADITIONAL MAY DAY CELEBRATION AT AVONCROFT MUSEUM

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Date: 20/04/2017

Be a part of a centuries’ old rural tradition to celebrate the arrival of spring at Avoncroft Museum’s special May Day event from 10.30am on Monday 1st May.

The popular annual event is held at Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings in Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove. 

Everyone is welcome to come along and join in celebrations to herald the beginning of spring, including maypole and Morris dancing and family activities in the Museum’s 19 acre grounds.

Visitors are encouraged to chat to historical re-enactors in the historic houses and find out more about how life was lived in times gone by and how the beginning of spring marked a turning point in the rural calendar after a long, bleak winter.

Stroll around the beautiful Museum grounds and enjoy the collection of 30 buildings, all of which have been saved from destruction or dereliction and carefully relocated and rebuilt at Avoncroft.  Visitors can also explore the classic telephone boxes and exchanges that form the National Telephone Kiosk Collection, also based at the Museum.

There will also be lots of things to do to keep everyone in the family entertained; including circus skills with Monty the jester, have-a-go archery, pony rides, fairground rides and Avoncroft’s popular miniature train will be running between 11am and 3pm.

After all this activity, visitors are welcome to sit back and relax with a feast from the BBQ or take a break in Avoncroft’s Edwardian Tea Room.

Entry to the May Day event is at the normal Museum admission price: £11 (including Gift Aid) for adults, £9.90 for seniors and £6.60 for children. Annual group membership, allowing up to 5 people entry to the Museum and non-ticketed events, is available at £55.  Details of all forthcoming events at Avoncroft Museum can be found at: http://www.avoncroft.org.uk/whats-on/events-programme/