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Avoncroft Aircooled Returns May 2018

Sunday May 13th 2018

Exactly the same as the previous 2 years … why change !!!

But if you can’t wait why not come along to one of the Flat 4 Club Meets at Avoncroft Museum

7.30 ish … 2nd Tuesday of every month until October then we meet again from April


Want to know how the 2017 show went ?  Check out the feature in August / September’s Volksworld Camper & Bus Magazine


“Old VW’s and even older buildings a winning combination”

“Theres no dance music tent, BMX displays or a load of stands selling flags or tat you never associated with Volkswagen’s it’s simply a show thats all about the cars.

The Beetles Buses and Karmann Ghias you drive to the show in are what makes the show”

“Take our word for it, if you can get along to next years gathering you’re in for a real treat…see you there”

Words by James Peene from Camper and Bus Magazine


Flat 4 VW Club Bromsgrove


Next Club Meet – Tuesday 8th August 2017 
Avoncroft Museum – 7.30 till cakes and tea run out !! 

Flat 4

Any club based around a love of Aircooled VW’s, tea and cake has a certain air of refinement and the Flat 4 VW Club is no exception.

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The club was only founded last year with its first hugely successful meet filling the car park at the Swan in Fairfield near Bromsgrove.

Since then the club has held its own end of season awards night and had a very civilised christmas meal with VW related secret santa.

A selection of reprobates award winners from the inaugural Flat 4 VW awards ceremony

The club has also had its fair share of success at shows it has been represented at.


Here we have Steve Forrester picking up another award for his Bus Olive (shown below) at Cruise to the Prom in Weston Super Mare – Hello Sailor !!!


And founder Mark Sketchley picked up a notable honour from the RSVP BBQ taking home the Raddest VW award – right on !!!


Meets take place at Avoncroft Museum every 2nd Tuesday of the Month from 7.30 till about 10 depending on light, weather and availability of cake !!


Come along … more the merrier.

Club stickers available and are generally used to hold the clubs cars together.

Venue and Location

Avoncroft Museum logo

Avoncroft Museum is home to over 30 different buildings and structures which have been rescued and re-built in rural Worcestershire.


Ben and Rob from Flat 4 VW Club…probably the most civilised VW Club in the world

The Museum is spread over 19 acres of beautiful Worcestershire countryside and includes a wildflower meadow, period gardens, a traditional cider and perry orchard as well as the collection of historic buildings.


In 1967 Avoncroft Museum was opened to the public following the rescue and reconstruction of a medieval merchant’s house from Bromsgrove, and soon became England’s first open-air museum. Then, as now, our priority was to retain historic buildings in their original location.


Over five decades, Avoncroft Museum has continued to rescue structures where this had not been achievable and the museum now displays and cares for over twenty five historic buildings that range in date from Worcester Cathedral’s fourteenth century Guesten Hall roof to a post second world war prefab from Birmingham, covering over 700 years of Midlands history.

Visitors will be able to enjoy the peaceful countryside as well as explore the historic buildings, enjoy the Edwardian Tea Room and discover the past.


Well-behaved dogs are allowed to visit the Museum grounds but must be kept on leads at all times. Service dogs are welcome at the Museum including the Edwardian Tea Room.

How to get to Avoncroft

By Car

Avoncroft Museum is situated close to both the M5 and M42 motorways, approximately two miles south of Bromsgrove.

Exit via Junction 5 of the M5 (signed Webbs of Wychbold) or Junction 1 of the M42.

Brown tourism signs direct you once you are nearby.

The Museum’s postcode for your sat-nav is B60 4JR.

By train

The Museum is about a 30 minute walk from Bromsgrove Railway Station.

By bus

The 141 bus from Droitwich to Bromsgrove passes the Museum.

The 144 from Birmingham to Worcester stops about 7 minutes walk away (alternatively change to the 141 at either Bromsgrove Bus Station or Droitwich Victoria Square).

By canal boat

The Museum is about a 10 minute walk from the Birmingham to Worcester Canal – moor at The Queen’s Head pub and walk up Sugarbrook Lane.

By Aircooled VW

Slowly !!!

Tickets and Admission

All admission is payable on the day – there are no advance ticket sales.

Admission for Dudes and Dudettes in Aircooled VW’s

Visitors arriving in aircooled vehicles will be charged a reduced entry fee and given VIP admission into the fabulous Museum Grounds.

Adult – £7.50
Under 17’s free

Anyone attending in a Aircooled VW wishing to pay by Credit or Debit Card will unfortunatley have to pay the General admission fee shown below as the club doesn’t have facility to process card payments – so bring good old cash !!!


You are asked to arrive and be in situe by 10:30 and the gates will be open from 8.00 am.

Aircooled vehicles arriving after 10:30 will have to park in the general parking area as we are not allowed to have vehicles movement inside the museum grounds until 4pm.  This is down to Health and Safety rules and regs due to the numbers of members of the general public that are present and the fact that they have come to see your beautiful vehicles.

If you think you will need to leave before 4pm then we would ask you to park on the main car park and go for General Admission.

General Admission

General admission will start at 10:30am and the show will close at 5:30pm.

You are more than welcome to arrive earlier and park up but until all Aircooled VW vehicles are in place the general public cannot be admitted on health and safety grounds.


General admission for visitors will be the standard daily admission charges to Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings.  We have no control over this – Sorry !!

Adult – £11.00*
Senior – £9.90*
Child (5+) – £6.60*
Student – £6.60*
Family ticket – £33.00*
Under 5s – Free

General admission tickets for those not in an Aircooled VW can be bought from the reception desk in the Museum Shop when you arrive.

*The prices above include a voluntary gift aid amount; please gift aid your entrance fee if you are able, it helps us continue the valuable work at Avoncroft Museum.


All prices include admission to both the Avoncroft Aircooled VW show and to Avoncroft Meseum of Historic Buildings.