Almonry Museum and Tourist Information Centre
Abbey Gate, Evesham WR11 4BQ, UK
About Almonry Museum and Tourist Information Centre
The Almonry Museum and Tourist Information Centre is a museum in Evesham in Worcestershire, England. It is also referred to as The Almonry Museum and just The Almonry. It is governed by Evesham Town Council. The focus of the museum is on the history of the town and Vale of Evesham. The museum derives its name from the original use of the building as the almonry of the 14th-century Evesham Abbey The museum opened within this building in 1957.
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Abbey Park is an ideal place for a family day out, with plenty to keep people of all ages amused, plus it is free to visit. The setting includes a natural terrace with excellent views over the river Avon from the higher levels. The park has lovely mature trees including a tree carving sculpture and plenty of open grass area. There is a children's play area, a children's water play area and also a skate park.
The Evesham Vale Light Railway is a narrow gauge steam railway running regular passenger trains every weekend and main school holidays throughout the year. Constructed at 15 in gauge, the line runs for over 1 mile through the park, including a lengthy section through the fruit orchards. Passengers are conveyed throughout the year, although operations tend to be limited to weekends during school term time, becoming a daily service during school holidays.
Broadway Tower is a late 18th-century folly, built by Lady Coventry on the top of Fish Hill, overlooking the north Cotswold village of Broadway. The tower is a tourist attraction and the center of a country park with various exhibitions open to the public at a fee, as well as a gift shop and restaurant.
Dovers Hill is a popular hill on the edge of the Cotswolds. It has been used as the national hill climb championship on six occasions. On the top of the hill is a trig point, and also a toposcope illustrating many of the landmarks that are visible from it. These include the Black Mountains in South Wales and the Long Mynd in Shropshire.
The National Trust's Snowshill Manor and Garden, Gloucestershire, is a Cotswold manor house packed with extraordinary treasures. It is a sixteenth-century country house, best known for its twentieth-century owner, Charles Paget Wade, an eccentric who amassed an enormous collection of objects that interested him. He gave the property to the National Trust in 1951, and his collection is still housed there.
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Worcestershire is a non-metropolitan administrative, ceremonial and historic county, located in the West Midlands region of England. The area that is now Worcestershire was absorbed into the unified Kingdom of England in 927, at which time it was constituted as a county.