Hereford & Worcester

£1.7m for Kidderminster carpet museum

A Worcestershire town's contribution to the carpet industry will be showcased in a new museum.

The Carpet Museum Trust has been given £1.7m of lottery funding to set up the museum in the former Stour Vale Mill, Kidderminster.

The building, put up in 1855, was originally built as a carpet making factory.

The main attraction will be a working power loom with galleries displaying the industry's development.

The money was given by the Heritage Lottery Fund. A spokeswoman said she wished the trust every success and looked forward to the benefits it will bring to the town and its visitors.

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