A BROMSGROVE museum will open its first poetry trail to commemorate National Poetry Day tomorrow, (October 4).

Members of Worcestershire Stanze have been using the buildings of Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, in Redditch Road, as an inspiration to write their own poems.

One of the members of the local poetry group is Maggie Doyle, the current Worcestershire Poet Laureate.

Visitors to the museum are being invited to follow a trail around the Stoke Heath museum, reading their poems which will be displayed in each building.

Poetry lovers will be able to vote for their favourites, and even contribute a line to a crowd-sourced poem about the museum.

Maggie is also set to tour local schools with a poetry workshop, and chose the best poems from school youngsters that will also go on display at the museum.

These poems, along with those from the poetry trail, are to be published in a booklet to commemorate the museum’s golden jubilee.

The booklet is to go on sale at the museum in time for Christmas.

Admission prices to the museum are adults £7.70, seniors £6.60 and children £4.

A family ticket, for two adults and three children, costs £19.80.

Members go free.