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The Commandery

We know very little about the early history of the Commandery. Tradition has it that the building was founded as a hospital around 1085 by Saint Wulfstan, then Bishop of Worcester. However the hospital was...   Read More »

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Avoncroft Museum

In 1967 Avoncroft Museum was opened to the public following the rescue and reconstruction of a Medieval Merchant’s House from Bromsgrove town centre. Avoncroft’s priority is to retain historic buildings in...   Read More »

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The Almonry

The Almonry Heritage Centre is housed in the Almoner’s House of the eighth century Abbey of St. Ecgwin, immediately adjacent to the site of the Great Gatehouse of the Abbey. The present building is an...   Read More »

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Forge Mill, Redditch

On the site of a medieval Cistercian Abbey, which was destroyed in 1538 by Henry VIII during the dissolution, lays the Forge Mill Needle Museum. This historic site illustrates the rich heritage of the...   Read More »

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