Worcestershire County Museum

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

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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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Wedding Fayre in the Great Hall

  • 28 September 2014 11am-5pm

Everything you need to help you plan your big day! Free admission to Wedding Fayre and Half price admission to Museum

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Worcestershire County Museum, Hartelbury Castle, Hartlebury

Admission

Free enrty to Wedding Fayre
Adults £5, Child/Concessions £2.50, under fives free and Family Ticket £13.
Tel: 01299 250416

Heritage Open Days: Worcestershire County Museum

  • 13 — 14 September 2014

Tours of off-site store (own transport required and limited places). Galleries and exhibitions, Schoolroom and Scullery role play. Picnic and walking areas. All against the backdrop of beautiful Hartlebury Castle, a property of the Bishops of Worcester for over 1000 years.

Suitable for

Admission

Admission free as part of Heritage Open Days 2013.

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/worcestershire-county-museum1

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.
Country Fair

Harvest Fair

  • 5 October 2014 11am-5pm

Traditional Cider making, rural craft demonstrations and stalls, traditional music and dancing, local produce, heavy horses.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Where

Worcestershire County Museum Hartlebury

Admission

Adults £5 Children 5+ £2.50 (under 5's free) Concessions £2.50 Family Ticket £13 Tel:01299 250416

Worcestershire County Museum

Behind-the-Scenes Tour

  • 2 April — 1 October 2014 *on now

Museums Worcestershire cares for many thousands of objects from archaeology to costume, furniture to social history. Only a small amount of these can be on display at any one time, the rest are held at the Collections Centre, our off site stores. Why not time the chance to join a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour of this building with our Collections Officers? Tours take place on the first Wednesday of the month (April-Oct)

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Where

Worcestershire County Museum Hartlebury

Admission

Tickets are just £6 and MUST be pre-booked on 01299 250416

Website

http://www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk

Summer Funtime

  • 5 — 29 August 2014 *on now

Have fun and get creative this summer with our craft activities that all the family can enjoy.Three different crafts will be on offer each day, plus have a go archery on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Adults £5, Child & Concess £2.50 and Family Ticket £13.

Archery

Summer Funtime – Holiday Activities

  • 21 — 22 August 2014 10:30am-4pm *on now
  • 26 — 29 August 2014

Have fun and get creative this summer with our craft activities that all the family can enjoy. Three different crafts will be on offer each day, plus have a go at archery on Tuesdays & Wednesdays.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

A charge of £1.00 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

Pirate School

  • 25 August 2014 11am-5pm

Leran to read treasure maps, make a pirates hat, jobs aboard ship, singing sea-shanties and how to talk pirate.

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

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days

  • 13 — 14 September 2014 11am-5pm

Includes visits to our off site stores, demonstrations of how we care for our varied collections.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Where

Worcestershire County Museum ,Hartlebury Castle, Hartlebury

Admission

Free Entry
Normal Entry prices-Adults £5 Children 5+ £2.50 (under 5's free) Concessions £2.50 Family ticket £13.00 Tel:01299 250416

Autumn leaves

Awesome Autumn - Holiday Activities

  • 28 — 31 October 2014

Craft activities to inspire using all the colours of Autumn. Includes pumpkin carving every day. A charge of £1.00 per child, per day, applies to participate in the craft activities, there will also be a small charge for pumpkins.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£1.00 per child per craft, there is also a small charge for the pumpkins.

Website

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

Awesome Autumn

  • 28 — 31 October 2014

Craft activities to inspire, using all the colours of autumn. Incldes pumpkin carving.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults £5, Child & Concession £2.50 and Family Ticket £13. Activities £1 for the day.

Charles Dickens

Murder Mystery

  • 8 November 2014 6:30-10pm
  • 15 November 2014 6:30-10pm

A body has been discovered at Hartlebury Castle...can you work out who dunnit?
Join us for an evening of thrills, surprises and fabulous food.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Where

Worcestershire County Museum Hartlebury

Admission

Tickets £35 to include a three course meal. Must be pre-booked on 01299 250416

Christmas Shopping Evening

Christmas Shopping Evening

  • 3 December 2014 4-8pm

Enjoy seasonal entertainment and refreshments whilst browsing in our museum shop which stocks a wide range of cards, gifts and contemporary crafts. The Cafe will be open for warming meals and snacks and visitors will be able to explore the museum free of charge after dark.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Where

Worcestershire County Museum Hartlebury

Admission

Free of charge

Website

http://www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk

Christmas at the Castle

Christmas at the Castle

  • 7 December 2014 11am-5pm
  • 13 — 14 December 2014 11am-5pm

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) Concessions £2.50 Family Ticket £13
Additional charge for Father Christmas

Website

http://www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk

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