Worcestershire County Museum

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Worcestershire County Museum is housed in historic Hartlebury Castle, home to the Bishops of Worcester for 1000 years.

Venue Type:

Museum, Castle or defences

Opening hours

10:00am - 5:00pm, Tuesday to Friday 11:00am- 5:00pm, Weekends & Bank Holidays.

Closed Mondays

Admission charges

Adults £4.50
Children & Concessions £2.25 Family Ticket £12 (2+2)

Discounts

  • Museums Association

Collection details

Archaeology, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Land Transport, Social History, Toys and Hobbies

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Archery

Summer Skool

  • 1 September 2016 10:30am-4pm *on now

Family-friendly summer activities at Worcestershire County Museum.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays throughout August, 10.30am – 4pm
Week 1 – Learn to be a Pirate
Week 2 – Learn to be a King or Queen
Week 3 - Learn to be one of Robin Hood's merry men
Week 4 - Learn to be a Mad Scientist
Week 5 – Learn to be a Knight or Princess

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Adults £5, Concessions & Child £2.50 & Family ticket £13
A charge of £2.00 per child, per day, applies to participate in the craft activities.

Website

http://www.whub.org.uk/cms/museums-worcestershire/hartlebury/activities-and-events/events.aspx

The Scullery Maid at Hartlebury

Heritage Open days

  • 9 September 2016 11am-2pm
  • 10 — 11 September 2016 11am-4pm

Heritage Open Days
Fri 9, Sat 10 and Sun 11 September, 11am-5pm
Free Entry
Fri 9 – Join a free behind the scenes tours of our fascinating Collections Centre and discover more of the treasures we care for.Tours at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm, to book your place call 01299 250416.
Sat 10 - Not only can you visit the wonderful County Museum for free, but the Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust are opening up the bishop's palace to give you a sneak peek of what's in store when the castle opens up next year. Alongside the magnificent Great Hall and Georgian Saloon you can see the beautiful Gothic Chapel, the stunning Hurd Library, the Princes bedroom and the attics. A rare chance to see behind the scenes and find out about the amazing project that will turn Hartlebury Castle into a unique visitor attraction.
The chapel is also taking part in the annual Ride and Stride event, which raises money for the Church Conservation Trust in Worcestershire and Dudley.
Sun 11 – A free family event at the County Museum – explore 1000 years of history, board the mobile museum bus, meet the Castle's Scullery Maid, get hands-on with our collections and learn more about how we care for our objects.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Admission

Event is free

Website

http://www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk

Public Enquiry

  • 27 September 2016 11:45am-2:30pm

Speak to our curators about your research, your family heirlooms or historic artefacts and documents you always wanted to know more about. Unfortunately no valuations can be given. Enquires are free, but do not include entry to museum.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Adults £5, Child & Concession £2.50, under fives free & Family ticket £13

Website

http://museumsworcestershire.org.uk

Hartlebury Halloween

  • 25 — 28 October 2016

Four fun family days of Autumn craft activities including owl masks, skeleton Jack's, autumn scrapbooks and more. You can also carve a pumpkin for your Halloween celebrations….
An additional charge of £2 per child applies for the day's activities, plus a small charge for your pumpkin.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Adults £5, Child & Concessions £2.50, under fives free & Family ticket £13.

Website

http://museumsworcestershire.org.uk

Tales of Terror

  • 29 October 2016 7-10pm

Join actor Jonathan Darby for an evening of spine chilling tales. - Worcestershire County Museum is housed in historic Hartlebury Castle, home to the Bishops of Worcester for 1000 years.
Over 16s only. Must be pre-booked on 01299 250416

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£9

Suitable for over 16s only. Must be pre-booked on 01299 250416

Website

http://www.museumsworcestershire.gov.uk

Christmas at the Castle

Christmas at the Castle

  • 10 — 11 December 2016 11am-4pm

Join us for a traditional Christmas celebration including Father Christmas in a winter wonderland grotto, carriage rides, seasonal gifts, craft demonstrations, childrens activities and performances by local choirs and musical groups.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Where

Worcestershire County Museum Hartlebury

Admission

Adults £5 Children 5+ £2.50 (under 5's free) Family Ticket £13
Additional charge for Father Christmas

Website

http://www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk

Worcestershire County Museum
Hartlebury Castle
Hartlebury
Kidderminster
Worcestershire
DY11 7XZ
England

Website

www.worcestershire.gov.uk/home/wccindex/wcc-museum-index.htm

E-mail

museum@worcestershire.gov.uk

Telephone

01299 250416

Fax

01299 251890

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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