Museums and Groups in Worcestershire

There are plenty of ways to get involved with the history and archaeology of Worcestershire. Why not visit a museum or join an archaeological society?

Many Portable Antiquities Scheme finds can be seen on display at museums around the county (see the links that accompany the descriptions below).

 

Museums

 

Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings

An open-air museum of 30 rescued historic buildings which have been dismantled and moved from around the counties of the West Midlands to prevent their destruction. Set in 19 acres of attractive parkland these buildings show how the people of the region have lived, worked and played over the last 700 years.

Bewdley Museum

The Museum’s collection of artefacts contains items associated with the social history of the area, geological and archaeological specimens, a fine art collection, coins, medals and other objects.

Worcestershire County Museum

Explore 1000 years Worcestershire’s past through room sets and real historical objects. Some PAS finds are on display here including two Roman coin hoards (WAW-04E186 and WAW-AB57C8), a medieval coin hoard (WAW-2C8F92) and a silver strap end (WAW-CB4595).

The Commandery

Encounter the past brought to life in a beautiful building with an 800 year history. Set in the heart of historic Worcester, The Commandery is most famous for being the Royalist Headquarters during the deciding battle of the English Civil War – the Battle of Worcester 1651.

 

Societies & Organisations

 

A list of local history and archaeological societies is maintained by Local History Online here.