Elgar Birthplace Museum

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The Elgar Birthplace Museum gives a fascinating insight in to the life and music, family and friends, development and inspirations of Sir Edward Elgar, one of England's greatest composers. Visit the country cottage where he was born on 2nd June 1857 and the newly redeveloped Elgar Centre and Jubilee Family Garden.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Friday to Tuesday 11:00am - 5:00 pm (last admission 4:15pm)
For opening days, please see our website www.elgarmuseum.org

Reopens Friday 12th February 2016

Admission charges

Adults 7.50, Seniors £6.50, Children £3.50, Concessions £4.50, Family £15.00.
Group discounts available.


  • Museums Association

Additional info

Research facilities by appointment only

The Elgar Birthplace Museum has a unique and nationally important collection of manuscripts, letters, press cuttings, concert programmes, recordings, personal possessions and memorabilia associated with the life, work and influences of Sir Edward Elgar.

Collection details

Archives, Music, Personalities

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.

"Ralph Vaughan Williams - a distinctive English voice"

  • 13 September 2016 10:30am-12:30pm

Join Donald Hunt, former Organist of Worcester Cathedral and Master of the Choristers, as he discusses the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams, who risked insularity in his quest to create an English style

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+


Part of the 2016 Illustrated Talks series. Talks include recorded and/or live performances and include refreshments. Tickets £6.00 per talk or £30.00 for the entire series.

Elgar Birthplace Museum
Crown East Lane
Lower Broadheath






01905 333224


01905 333224

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