Classic cars lined up for special event at Avoncroft

By Tristan Harris Friday 27 June 2014 Updated: 27/06 19:44

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SOME of south Birmingham’s finest creations will be at Avoncroft Museum on Sunday (June 29) to celebrate the region’s motoring heritage.

A collection of up to 100 classic Austin cars will be in the museum’s grounds for the day from 10.30am.

The company, once a British icon renowned for its innovation and design, has a long and close connection with Bromsgrove as the Longbridge plant provided work for many people and founder Herbert Austin lived in the area for 31 years until he died in 1941.

Members of the Austin Register and the Austin Seven Club will be bringing their cars from the golden years of motoring from 1900 to the 1940s. Visitors can see a range of models close up and chat to their proud owners.

There will also be the other attractions Avoncroft boasts, including 30 historic buildings, the National Telephone Kiosk Collection and the museum’s award-winning Edwardian Tea Room.

Admission is £8.80 for adults, £7.70 for seniors, and £4.50 for children. Avoncroft Museum members go free.

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