A hidden gem in the heart of Bewdley
The museum is set in the heart of the beautiful riverside market town of Bewdley, rich in Georgian heritage. On the edge of the historic Wyre Forest, Bewdley offers an ideal starting point for many scenic walks and easy access to local attractions such as Severn Valley Railway and West Midlands Safari Park.
Visit us and take a look back in time, not only into the history of our Georgian town but also the surrounding Wyre Forest area.
The Garden Kitchen café and the Garden bar are the perfect places to relax and enjoy lunch or a treat within the museum.
Visitors can enjoy visual craft demonstrations; audio histories; hands on activities; imaginatively displayed artefacts; tactile displays and a sensory herb garden with water feature. You can even find out what it was like to be locked up in our town jails!
What's more, admission to our historic museum is free. We welcome our visitor's donations which enable us to continue to bring the heritage and culture of this area to everyone.
The Garden Bar
New for this winter season - the Garden Bar!
Offering hot and cold soft drinks, alcohol and snacks in the Shambles.
Now open 7 days a week between 10am and 4.30pm until 23 December 2019.
The bar can be accessed through the front entrance and Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Gardens.
Visit our museum gift shop to choose from a range of locally produced gifts as a treat for yourself, friends and family. Choose from a wide range of museum souvenirs, gifts and resident artists' work; including pottery, jewellery and turned wood items.
Festive season shopping
We have Christmas decorations, Christmas gift ideas, jewellery, pewter, a selection of Christmas wines and spirits including Christmas Pudding Wine, Christmas Mead and Bewdley Brewery Ales and, as always, visitors can see our resident craftspeople at work. We also have a selection of artisan goods from local sources.
The gift shop will remain open through the festive season daily 10am - 4.30pm until Monday 23 December 2019.
The shop reopens Monday 3 February 2020.
The museum gift shop is located at the Load Street entrance to the museum and can also be accessed through the shambles from the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Gardens.
Your purchase is helping to support the museum’s ongoing work for our future generations.