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

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

Let's Rock

  • 30 May 2016 11am-4pm

Roadshow' and revel in our rock and stone activities. Enjoy making your own clay dinosaurs and snake mobiles, meet Vernon the life size Velociraptor and follow the building stones trail! www.earthheritagetrust.org

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

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

Website

http://www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk

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.

Murder Mystery-Die de Die

  • 2 July 2016 6:30-10pm

Travel back to the 1950s, where a body has been discovered at the 'Hartlebury Holiday Camp', and see if you can work out 'who dunnit?'.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • Not suitable for children

Where

Worcestershire County Museum Hartlebury

Admission

Tickets £26 to include a supper of traditional holiday camp fayre – fish & chips and ice cream! Tickets must be pre-booked on 01299 250416.

Carnival mask

Fantastic February Fun

  • 16 — 19 February 2016

Tues 16 – Fri 19 Feb, 10.30am-4pm
Join us for four, fun-filled family craft activity days and explore 1000 years of history through a free museum trail.
An additional charge of £2 per child applies for the day's activities.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Where

Worcestershire County Museum, Hartlebury Castle, Hartlebury

Admission

Adults £5 Child £2.50, Concessoins £4, under Fives free and Family Ticket £13.
Tel:01299 250416

Website

http://www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk

Mother's Day

  • 6 March 2016 From 11am

All Mum's admitted free (Mum's must be accompanied by a paying child).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

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

Website

http://www.museumsworcestershire.org,uk

Explore the First World War

  • 28 March 2016 11am-4pm

Learn more about the first world war, talk to soldiers and nurses in our replica bell tent, discover our new exhibition about Hartlebury's time as a VAD hospital, find out about life on the Western Front and enjoy live music of the era.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Worcestershire County Museum Hartlebury

Admission

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

Website

http://www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk

Explore the First World War

  • 29 March — 7 April 2016

Children's craft activities and games exploring the First World War. An additional charge of £2 per child applies for the day's activities.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

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

Website

http://www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk

Marvellous May Day

  • 2 May 2016 11am-4pm

Join us to celebrate 50 years of the County Museum with a traditional May Day festival, including maypole dancing, stalls, meet the Green Man, children's activities and traditional entertainment

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Adults £5, Concess £2.50, Child £2.50 & Family Ticket £13. Under fives free.

Website

http://www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk

Let's Rock

  • 31 May — 2 June 2016

Enjoy craft activities exploring dinosaurs and fossils and follow the building stones trail.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

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

Website

http://www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk

Shakespeare at the Castle- The Tempest

  • 10 June 2016 6:30-10pm

Bring a picnic and enjoy outdoor theatre at its best by Heartbreak Productions, played in the round and set against the stunning back drop of beautiful Hartlebury Castle.
School/Group Discounts available. Tickets can be pre-booked on 01299 250416.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Where

Worcestershire County Museum, Hartlebury Castle, Hartlebury

Admission

Advanced Tickets £14 Adults, £7.50 Concessions.Tickets can be pre-booked on 01299 250416. Tickets on the door – Adults £15.50, Children £8.50

Website

http://www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk

Father's Day

  • 19 June 2016 11am-5pm

All Dad's admitted free (Dad's must be accompanied by a paying child).

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children
  • Any age

Where

Worcestershire County Museum Hartlebury

Admission

Free entry for fathers
Adults £5, Child & Concess £2.50, under fives free and Family ticket £13

Website

http://www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk

Archery

Summer Skool

  • 2 — 4 August 2016
  • 9 — 11 August 2016
  • 16 — 18 August 2016
  • 23 — 25 August 2016
  • 30 August — 1 September 2016

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

Family Theatre at the Castle - Ratburger

  • 5 August 2016 6:30-9pm

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 'Ratburger'

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children
  • Any age

Where

Worcestershire County Museum Hartlebury

Admission

Advance Tickets - Adults £14, Children £7.50. School/Group Discounts available. Tickets can be pre-booked on 01299 250416. Tickets on the door – Adults £15.50, Children £8.50

Website

http://www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk

Knights & Princesses

  • 29 August 2016 11am-4pm

Visit Hartlebury Castle and learn how to be a Knight or a Princess. Make a sword, design a crown, learn to duel and meet historic characters around the Castle.

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

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 & 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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