A study visit and educational trip to:
– Rosedene Chartist Cottage, and
– Avoncroft Museum.
– guided tours of both historic sites
– workshops in the beautiful Long Room at Avoncroft
– free time to explore and network.
Rosedene Chartist Cottage was built in the mid 19th Century by the Chartist Cooperative Land Company and has changed little since that date. It was part of the great Rosedene Chartist Settlement at Dodford. Although the Chartist Cooperative Land Company ultimately failed, it has important lessons for setting up new cooperatives.
Avoncroft Museum is a collection of rescued buildings including the historic tea room that was formerly owned by Shrewsbury Cooperative Society.
The two venues are close together in the borough of Bromsgrove, to the south-west of Bromsgrove. We will put on a minibus from Bromsgrove train station to pick up and drop off people coming by public transport. There is car parking space if you wish to come by car, we encourage you to car share. Please contact us if you need help in planning a cycle route.
Only £10 if you are already a member of a cooperative, or are thinking of forming a cooperative. £20 for non-members. If you are a member of a cooperative, please enter the Coupon Code coop at the checkout. If you have any additional needs or dietary requirements, please tell us about them when you are prompted at the checkout.
Bring the family – we have a limited number of FREE child places. Enter the Coupon Code Child at the checkout. You must supervise your child at all times.
The timetable is being structured so that all attendees will get choices of guided tours of both sites and choices of workshops to attend.
Most of Avoncroft is accessible to wheelchair users. Please note that there are parts of Avoncroft and Rosedene that are not accessible to wheelchair users, and that there are some stairs at Avoncroft. If this affects you then please let us know in your booking form, or contact us and we will endeavour to accommodate you.
Approximate timetable for the day:
(10.30am – minibus pickup at Bromsgrove station for those coming by train)
11am – arrive at Avoncroft museum; tea and coffee and Danish pastries
11.15am – Avoncroft guided tour 1;
11.15am – workshop 1 – Avoncroft Long Room – title to be confirmed;
12pm – Avoncroft guided tour 2;
12pm – workshop 2 – Avoncroft Long Room – title to be confirmed;
13.15pm – lunch at Avoncroft.
After lunch – attendees will travel to Rosedene and back by minibus or cars
14pm-15.15pm – Rosedene guided tour 1;
14.15pm-15pm – workshop 3 – Avoncroft Long Room – title to be confirmed;
15pm-15.30pm – afternoon refreshments available including cake.
15.15pm-16.30pm – Rosedene guided tour 2;
15.30pm-16.15pm – workshop 4 – Avoncroft Long Room – title to be confirmed;
15.45pm-17pm – Rosedene guided tour 3 if needed.
Free time until 17pm.
5pm – minibus leaves Avoncroft
5.30pm – minibus arrives Bromsgrove station.
Rosedene Cottage photo by Paul Shreeve from www.geograph.org.uk
Avoncroft Museum photo by MrAvoncroft from Wikicommons
Windmill photo by Mike Goodwin from Wikicommons