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.

Discounts

  • 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.

Crafty Countryside

  • 3 June 2016 11am-4pm

On Friday 3rd June, children can make masks and create animals and art out of craft materials, based on wildlife you can find in the Worcestershire countryside!

From Saturday 28th may to Sunday 5th June, explore the Jubilee and Cottage Gardens at the Elgar Birthplace Museum whilst following our Countryside Trail

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

All family events Free with museum admission.

Donald Hunt

"The Lure of the Movies"

  • 14 June 2016 10:30am-12:30pm

Join Donald Hunt, former Organist of Worcester Cathedral and Master of the Choristers, as he reveals a fascinating study of composers turning their sights to Hollywood and other film studies to produce some of the most distinctive music of the 20th century.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

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.

Donald Hunt

"Pomp and Poetry"

  • 12 July 2016 10:30am-12:30pm

Join Donald Hunt, former Organist of Worcester Cathedral and Master of the Choristers, as he discusses of poetry with a background to some of Elgar's music compiled by Stuart and Stella Freed and recited by Peter Sutton.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

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.

Donald

"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+

Admission

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
Worcestershire
WR2 6RH
England

Website

www.elgarmuseum.org

E-mail

birthplace@elgarmuseum.org

Telephone

01905 333224

Fax

01905 333224

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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