Collections at 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.

The collections on display relate mostly to the working trades of the Wyre Forest Area.  The Kidderminster Collection was transferred to Bewdley Museum when Kidderminster Museum and Art Gallery closed in 1990, it includes paintings, textiles, printed matter and small collections of natural history, geology, archaeology and ethnography. The Museum also has significant photographic and oral history archives.


Originally part of the Kidderminster Museum art collection, the paintings were transferred to Bewdley Museum in 1990.

Oil paintings from the collection can be viewed on the Your Paintings website. View the paintings


A number of sketches are held at Bewdley Museum. Read more on the Leighton Drawings Project website.

etching of farm workers in 1930s

Frank Brangwyn Collection

In 1933 Sir Frank Brangwyn donated 50 etchings to Kidderminster Museum and gallery.


The museum’s herbarium collection has an extensive selection of plant specimens dating from the late 19th century.

Donating items to the collection

The museum will accept items for the collection which relate to the history of the Wyre Forest area.  If you would like to donate object to the museum please send an image of the object along with a description and any background history to

Local Family History Enquiries

Please email Bewdley History Enquiries