After the District Council closed the Museum at the end of 2007, Dennis Norton formed a charitable trust which had the aim of buying the museum building back from the Council and re-opening it. After protracted negotiations and a fund raising campaign the trustees successfully repurchased the building in early 2016, and after a period re-arranging and preparing the displays it was re-opened on 28 May 2016 by local MP Sajid Javid.
The Museum will be open to the public every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday Monday from 10.00 a.m. till 4.00 p.m. There will be a £4 entry fee for adults with a £1 concession for those above state pension age, and accompanied children under 8 will be admitted without charge. A family ticket covering all accompanied children and their parents or guardians will be available for £10. The Museum will be closed over the Christmas period from Tuesday 13 December 2016 re-opening on Friday 13 January 2017.
The map below shows the localtion of the Museum at 26 Birmingham Rd B61 0DD just north of Bromsgrove. There are various public car parks nearby.