Kidderminster is a historic market town, once known as the 'Carpet Capital of the World'. Kidderminster PlusBus tickets are valid for local bus journeys, including to Harvington Hall (see below).
A standard gauge heritage railway running 16 miles along the Severn Valley from the re-created 1930s station at
Kidderminster to the market town of Bridgnorth. Steam and Diesel trains operate, see the website for train times.
Railway Museum at Kidderminster. Intermediate stops include the attractive town of Bewdley and stations with nearby riverside walks.
Engine House Visitor Centre and Café at Highley. Refreshment Room and Pub at Bridgnorth.
Open see website for train times.
The Museum is housed in a former carpet factory and covers the heritage, art and industry of carpet making.
Large working looms and other machinery can be seen with hand loom and power loom demonstrations (see website for times).
There are many other items relating to Kidderminster and the carpet industry from the 18th century to the present day.
Open TWThS 1000-1330.
Harvington Hall is a Tudor Manor House built with several hiding places for Catholic priests during the reign of
Protestant Queen Elizabeth I. Moat, lake and gardens. Visitor Centre covering history of the Hall. Guided House tours.
Tearoom. Events programme.
Open May-Oct, WThFSSu & BH 0930-1630, see website for House tours.
Bus 42 from near railway station (also Bus Station) to Winterfold Cottage, shortly after A450 roundabout, there is no marked stop. Then ½ mile walk. 5 minutes journey, M-S every 2 hours, Sun infrequent. Kidderminster PlusBus tickets are valid for this journey. Operated by Diamond Bus.
Buses also operate from Bromsgrove.
Dudmaston is a working estate of ancient woodland and parkland with a family home at its heart. Historical
family rooms in the House, Galleries of modern and traditional art, Garden tours, woodland playground and walking trails. Tearoom.
Open Apr-Oct, MTWThSu 1100-1630, Hall & Galleries from 1230. Hall & Garden closed Oct.
Bus 297 from Bus Station (¾ mile from railway station) to entrance shortly after Quatt. 40 minutes journey. M-S every 2 hours. Buses continue to Bridgnorth for the Severn Valley Railway (see above). Kidderminster PlusBus tickets are NOT valid for this journey. Operated by Arriva.