25th May, 2019

Avoncroft Museum's May Day was the fifth best attended event in a decade

Tristan Harris 7th May, 2019 Updated: 8th May, 2019

THE ATTENDANCE on bank holiday Monday at Bromsgrove’s Avoncroft Museum was the fifth highest attendance in the last decade as 1,119 people enjoyed a host of traditional May Day entertainment.

There was Maypole and Morris dancing, along with historic re-enactors bringing the buildings to life, outdoor theatre, puppetry, live music, storytelling and acrobatics.

The popular Fabularium was back and there was also archery, pony rides, fair rides, miniature train rides and birds of prey demonstrations.

The museum’s director Simon Carter said: “The day definitely exceeded expectations.


Sue Davey baking. Picture by Marcus Mingins 1919007MMR2 www.buyphotos247.com

“We were concerned because it was quite cold in the morning but that may have helped us – maybe people decided to stay local rather than go to the seaside.”

David Vukomanofic instructs Simon Meddings at archery. Picture by Marcus Mingins 1919007MMR3 www.buyphotos247.com

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