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.

Hoards, Handbags & Highwaymen

  • 9 March 2013 — 5 January 2016 *on now

A display of beautiful handbags and purses, mysterious buried treasure and money, money, money, including a chance to see a comlpete display of the recently discovered Bredon Hill Coin Hoard.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Worcestershire County Museum, Hartlebury Castle, Hartlebury

Admission

Adults £5, Seniors £4, Child/Concessions £2.50, under fives free and Family Ticket £13
Tel: 01299 250416

Website

http://museum@worcestershire.gov.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.

Gorgeous Georgians

  • 29 May 2015 10:30am-4pm *on now

More Gorgeous Georgians themed craft activities
An additional charge of £2 per child applies for the day's activities.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults £5, Seniors £4, Child & Concess £2.50 under fives free & family ticket £13

From Hartlebury to Heaven

  • 4 June 2015 11am-1:30pm

A fascinating talk by guest speaker Mary Arden-Davies about some of the Bishops of Worcester who have lived here at Hartlebury. After the talk you will be taken on a private tour of the Castle's State Rooms and Library to see where the Bishops lived.
Following this, guests will enjoy a tasty lunch in the Castle Kitchen Café and are then free to explore the Museum for the rest of the day.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Tickets are £16 and must be pre booked on 01299 250416.

Shakespeare at the Castle, Love's Labour Lost

  • 12 June 2015 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. Must pre-book

Website

http://museum@worcestershire.gov.uk

Father's Day

  • 21 June 2015 11am-5pm

All Dad's admitted free plus tasty Father's Day treats in the Café
(Dad's must be accompanied by a paying child).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults £5, Seniors £4, Child & Concession £2.50, under fives free & Family ticket £13

Worcestershire County Museum

Archaeology Treasures

  • 15 July — 17 June 2015

Enjoy a tour around our Collections Centre discovering the archaeological treasures we store. Visitors will also see some of the Bredon Hill Coin Hoard being conserved.
These tours are offered free but places are limited and should be pre-booked on 01299 250416.
As part of the national Festival of Archaeology

Suitable for

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

Where

Worcestershire County Museum Hartlebury

Admission

Free entry- must pre-book.

Website

http://www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk

Theatre at the Castle

  • 30 July 2015 4:30-8pm

Pack a picnic and join us for family fun and laughter as Heartbreak Productions own version of David Walliams' celebrated children’s book unfolds.
Gates open at 4.30pm

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Advance Tickets Adults £14.00 Children £7.50. School/Group Discounts available. Tickets can be pre-booked on 01299 250416.

Archery

Summer Funtime – Holiday Activities

  • 4 — 7 August 2015
  • 11 — 14 August 2015
  • 18 — 21 August 2015
  • 25 — 28 August 2015

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
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Adults £5, Seniors £4, 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

Pirate School

  • 31 August 2015 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
  • Family friendly

Where

Worcestershire County Museum, Hartlebury Castle, Hartlebury

Admission

Adults £5, Seniors £4, Child/Concessions £2.50, under fives free and Family Ticket £13.
Tel: 01299 250416

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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