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“VERY IMPRESSED”
Review of Museum of Carpet

Museum of Carpet
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located inside Stour Vale Mill, a beautiful Grade 2 listed building. The Mill was built in 1855 as a carpet factory and until recently it was part of Woodward Grosvenor, carpet manufacturers. We are the only museum in the country that is devoted to carpets and carpet making. Kidderminster has had close association with the carpet industry from the 1700s. The Carpet Museum Trust was established in 1981. As the industry contracted, the Trust began to collect machinery, artefacts, archives and libraries from the numerous firms in the town. The Trust now has a good collection of machinery showing the important stages in the technical development of carpet making as well as ancillary equipment. There are collections of archives in a variety of forms, ledgers, board minutes, deeds, accounts that have also been acquired from many of the companies around the town. There is also a collection of around 3000 carpet designs, many by significant designers such as Charles Voysey, Edouard Glorget and Bernat Klein. The samples of rugs and carpets illustrate most of the types of carpets, the different fibres and dyes, and the changing styles of design.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 10 December 2012

We brought a party of 35 people for a group visit. We were very impressed. The volunteers and staff brought it to life with their stories, It has intractives so it IS suitable for children and disabled friendly. Go and have a look, Looms run Saturday at 12 Noon and one weekday at 12 Nice shop and clean toilets.Very friendly staff and displays are state of the art - Not state of the ark! TIP Entrance is through Morrisons Supermarket!.

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Paula K, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Carpet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2015

Thanks for the incredibly positive response and we're so glad you enjoyed your visit. We think it's really important that visitors get to see carpet being woven and then, to help the Museum survive, we offer visitors the chance to buy one of our rugs that has been created on our power looms!

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