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 fun

  • 1 — 3 August 2017
  • 8 — 10 August 2017
  • 15 — 17 August 2017
  • 22 — 24 August 2017
  • 29 — 31 August 2017

Family-friendly summer activities at Worcestershire County Museum.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays throughout August, 10.30am – 4pm
Week 1 – Battles & Sieges
Week 2 – Nature Rangers
Week 3 - Creative Construction
Week 4 - Space
Week 5 – Storytime

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

Family Theatre at the Castle- Billionaire Boy

  • 11 August 2017 6:30-9pm

Friday 11 August, gates open 5pm, performance begins 6.30pm
Pack a picnic and join us for an evening of family fun and laughter as Heartbreak Productions present their fabulous stage adaptation of David Walliams' book for children 'Billionaire Boy'.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Advanced tickets - Adults £14, Children £7.50. £1 booking fee applies - please call 01299 250416 to book. On the gate ticket prices – Adult, £15.50, Children - £850.

Website

http://www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk

Storytime

  • 28 August 2017 11am-4pm

Meet characters from your favourite stories, join in our interactive storytelling sessions, write your own poem, enjoy games and competitions and create your own fairytale character

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Worcestershire County Museum, Hartlebury Castle, Hartlebury

Admission

Adults £5, Child/Concessions £2.50, under fives free and Family Ticket £13
Tel: 01299 250416

Website

http://www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk

The Scullery Maid at Hartlebury

Heritage Open days

  • 8 September 2017 11am-3:30pm
  • 9 — 10 September 2017 11am-4pm

Heritage Open Days
Free Entry
Fri 8 – 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 9 & 10 September, 11am-4pm – A free family event at Hartlebury – explore 1000 years of history, meet the Castle's Housekeeper, get hands-on with our collections and learn more about the Hartlebury Castle project through tours and bite-sized talks.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Admission

Event is free

Website

http://www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk

Giant Willow Sculpture

  • 23 — 24 September 2017 11am-4pm

Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 Sept, 11am-4pm
Work with our artist to create a giant willow rabbit! This is a free, drop-in event (donations welcome) but does not include access to the Museum.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Admission to museum-Adults £5, Conc & Children £2.50, Family ticket £13 & under fives free.

Website

http://www.museumsworcestershire.gov.uk

Stone Masonry

  • 21 October 2017 From 11am

Learn traditional techniques such as pointing with the Worcester Stonemasons.
For more information contact Penelope on 01299 250797 or email activities@hartleburycastle.com

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Workshops are £60 including lunch (subsidised by the HLF).

Website

http://www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk

Hartlebury Halloween

  • 24 — 27 October 2017

Four fun family days of Autumn & Halloween craft activities. 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

The Big Draw-Stars & Lights

  • 25 October 2017 7-9pm

Wednesday 25 October, 7-9pm
Use torches and lights to create light pictures in front of the Castle and join in with a stargazing session.

For more information contact Penelope on 01299 250797 or email activities@hartleburycastle.com

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Tickets must be reserved on 01299 250797 and cost £3 per child

Website

http://www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk

Hartlebury Explorers-The History of Chocolate

  • 18 November 2017 2-4pm

Saturday 18 November, 2-4pm
A fun, family event exploring the history of chocolate, including a chance to taste chocolate recipes from the past.

For more information contact Penelope on 01299 250797 or email activities@hartleburycastle.com

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Tickets must be reserved on 01299 250797 and cost £5 per child.

Website

http://www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk

Stained Glass

  • 25 November 2017 11am-4pm

Join artist Frans Wesselman for an introductory day of stained glass decorating and create your own painted glass piece.
For more information contact Penelope on 01299 250797 or email activities@hartleburycastle.com

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Workshops are £60 including lunch (subsidised by the HLF).

Website

http://www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk

Christmas at the Castle

Christmas at the Castle

  • 9 — 10 December 2017 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

Candlelit Christmas

  • 16 December 2017 7-9pm

Saturday 16 December, 7-9pm.
Get in the Christmas spirit at this evening of seasonal festivities. Enjoy listening to carol singers in the candlelit Chapel and to period musicians, A Merrie Noyse, in the medieval Great Hall. Tickets include mince pies and mulled wine.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Tickets must be pre-booked on 01299 250416 and cost £12.50, plus a £1 booking fee.

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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