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Bewdley Museum and Tourist Information Centre

Local History Enquiries
Events and Exhibitions 2006
School Visits Programme 2006
Local History Enquiries
Workshops with Hilary Baker
Load Street, Bewdley

Bewdley Museum has a research library open to anyone interested in finding out more about the history and families of the Wyre Forest area.
Opening hours: Wednesday 9.30 - 12.30pm, April - October
For further information contact:
Bewdley Historical Research Group
Tel: 01299 403573 extension 25


Research Materials Available
Bewdley Museum's library focuses on the history of Bewdley, Kidderminster, Stourport and outlying regions within the Wyre Forest District, together with materials on trades and crafts associated with this area. There are also photographic and oral history archives.
Materials held for Bewdley, Ribbesford, Wribbenhall and Dowles include :
  • Index of Marriages for Ribbesford 1701-1837
  • Transcripts of Ribbesford Parish Registers 1574-1765
  • Transcripts of the 19th Century Census Returns 1831-1891
  • Trade Directories 1820-1940, Bewdley, Wribbenhall & Dowles
  • Monumental Inscriptions for St. Leonard's Ribbesford, All Saints & Christchurch Wribbenhall, St. Andrews Dowles, Holy Trinity Far Forest, St Bartholomew Bayton, the Baptist and Quaker churches, St. Peter' Rock and St. Giles Heightington
  • Billheads for Bewdley businesses
  • Wills & Inventories for 16th, 17th, 18th, & 19th Centuries
  • International Genealogical  Index (IGI) for Worcester, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Breconshire, Monmouthshire & Radnorshire.
Further material can be consulted by arrangement.

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Revolutionary Players of Industry and Innovation

Bewdley Museum is working with the Revolutionary Players of Industry and Innovation, a NOF funded project focusing on the Lunar Society and the Industrial Revolution in the West Midlands.

The project is digitising materials from Museums, Archives and Libraries tracing the development of the Industrial Revolution in the West Midlands between 1700 and 1830 and the contribution made by the Lunar Society.