Dennis preferred to have his collection displayed in Bromsgrove town centre, so in 1977 he purchased this late Georgian building on the Birmingham Road from the Bromsgrove Council. It had been purchased as part of a road widening scheme, but this was never done, and when he purchased it, the building had become derelict. Although Dennis was still employed at Longbridge he renovated the building in his spare time, and by July 1979 he had completed this and moved the collection there, and the local HP, Sir Hal Miller, opened it (below). The old coach house next to the Museum was turned into a café.
To show items in the collection, Dennis created a number of shop windows, based on actual shops in Bromsgrove. The Mantle Show Room was used to display part of his collection of clothes.
Dennis preferred to have his collection displayed in Bromsgrove town centre, so in 1977 he purchased this late Georgian building on the Birmingham Road from the Bromsgrove Council. It had been purchased as part of a road widening scheme, but this was never done, and when he purchased it, the building had become derelict. Although Dennis was still employed at Longbridge he renovated the building in his spare time, and by July 1979 he had completed this and moved the collection there, and the local HP, Sir Hal Miller, opened it (below). The old coach house next to the Museum was turned into a café.
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Created by Andrew Harris August 2014