Elgar Birthplace Museum

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

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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

Every day 11:00am - 5:00 pm (last admission 4:15pm)

Closed: 24 December 2014 to 31 January 2015 inclusive
2015 Early Opening at 10:00am-5:00pm (last admission 4:15pm); 24 July - 2 August 2015

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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
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David Birtwhistle and John Harris Exhibition

  • 9 July — 31 August 2015

David Birtwhistle and John Harris will be returning to the Museum this summer and over the Three Choirs Festival period, to exhibit their paintings and prints for the twelfth year. All work is for sale.

Museum admission applies.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Museum admission applies.

Website

http://elgarmuseum.org/index.php/news/events

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Inspired by Elgar

  • 8 — 20 December 2015

An exhibition of selected pieces from our open painting competition which celebrates the life and music of England's great composer. All work is for sale.

Museum admission applies.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Museum admission applies.

Website

http://elgarmuseum.org/index.php/news/events

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.
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Love Your Planet!

  • 13 — 22 February 2015

Come and explore the importance of recycling and caring for your planet with our Recycled Trail!

Wed 17 & Thu 18 February: Drop in and get crafty creating colourful percussion instruments from recycled material and compose your own tunes.

FREE with Museum admission.
Family events are suitable for children aged 5+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Museum admission applies.

Website

http://elgarmuseum.org/index.php/news/events

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Microscopic!

  • 21 — 22 March 2015 11am-4:30pm

Use microscopes to find clues and solve puzzles, and discover the world beyond the reach of the human eye. In association with The Quekett Microscopical Club.

FREE with Museum admission.
Family events are suitable for children aged 5+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Museum admission applies.

Website

http://elgarmuseum.org/index.php/news/events

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Keep the Home Fires Burning

  • 28 March — 12 April 2015

Explore Elgar's Great War with our soldier's kitbag trail.

Sat 28 March: Discover the music of the trenches with a family fun day featuring interactive performances from The Stringcredibles
Wed 1 April: Come along and take part in children's pastimes from World War One.

FREE with Museum admission.
Family events are suitable for children aged 5+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Museum admission applies.

Website

http://elgarmuseum.org/index.php/news/events

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If Music and Sweet Poetry Agree

  • 14 April 2015 10:30am-12:15pm

A look at English music which has been inspired by poetry.

Talks include recorded and / or live performances and last approximately one and three quarter hours, including an interval with complimentary refreshments.
Tickets £6.00 per talk or £36.00 for the series.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Tickets £6.00 per talk or £36.00 for the series.

Website

http://elgarmuseum.org/index.php/the-elgar-shop/events/product/757/110/Events/qif-sweet-music-and-poetry-agreeq-tuesday-14th-april-2015-at-1030am

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Carl Nielsen - The 'Danish Elgar'

  • 12 May 2015 10:30am-12:15pm

In the 150th anniversary of his birth, an exploration of Nielsen's life and music and comparisons with Elgar.

Part of the 2015 Illustrated Talks series. Talks include recorded and/or live performances and include refreshments. Tickets £6.00 per talk or £36.00 for the entire series.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Tickets £6.00 per talk or £36.00 for the entire series.

Website

http://elgarmuseum.org/index.php/the-elgar-shop/events/product/759/110/Events/carl-nielsen-qthe-danish-elgarq-tuesday-12th-may-2015-at-1030am

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Murder Mystery Night!

  • 16 May 2015 From 7pm

There's been a murder in Worcester and you are invited along for the night. Enjoy dinner and solve the clues on our murder mystery evening.

Please see www.elgarmuseum.org for more information.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children
  • 18+

Admission

Please see www.elgarmuseum.org for more information.

Website

http://elgarmuseum.org/index.php/news/events

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What's In The Garden?

  • 23 — 31 May 2015

Explore our gardens, discover the beasts and birds that live there, and create a wonderful bird feeder to take home.

Thu 28 May: Take a walk on the wild side and join Worcester Wildlife Trust for a creature hunt in our garden, as well as exciting nature games and activities.

FREE with Museum admission.
Family events are suitable for children aged 5+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Museum admission applies.

Website

http://elgarmuseum.org/index.php/news/events

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Three Symphonies and a Requiem

  • 9 June 2015 10:30am-12:15pm

A look at Mozart's last three symphonies and his much loved Requiem.

Part of the 2015 Illustrated Talks series. Talks include recorded and/or live performances and include refreshments. Tickets £6.00 per talk or £36.00 for the entire series.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Tickets £6.00 per talk or £36.00 for the entire series.

Website

http://elgarmuseum.org/index.php/the-elgar-shop/events/product/760/110/Events/qthree-symphonies-and-a-requiemq-tuesday-9th-june-2015-at-1030am

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Sir Malcolm Sargent

  • 14 July 2015 10:30am-12:15pm

This distinguished recording producer will be taking a personal look at Sir Malcolm Sargent, the great conductor, organist and composer.

Part of the 2015 Illustrated Talks series. Talks include recorded and/or live performances and include refreshments. Tickets £6.00 per talk or £36.00 for the entire series.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Tickets £6.00 per talk or £36.00 for the entire series.

Website

http://elgarmuseum.org/index.php/the-elgar-shop/events/product/762/110/Events/sir-malcolm-sargent-tuesday-14th-july-2015-at-1030am

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Around the World

  • 18 July — 1 September 2015

Travel around the world and discover all the fascinating locations that Elgar visited with our Summer Travel Trail and special exhibition.

Wed 22 July, Thu 30 July, Tue 4 August, Wed 22 August, Thu 20 August & Wed 26 August: Visit a different country each week! Travel to Brazil and meet exotic animals or get out the stars and stripes for our American craft day.

Further details to be announced.

FREE with Museum admission.
Family events are suitable for children aged 5+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Museum admission applies.

Website

http://elgarmuseum.org/index.php/news/events

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A Morning with Diana McVeagh

  • 8 September 2015 10:30am-12:15pm

A morning with the renowned Elgar and Finzi scholar.

Part of the 2015 Illustrated Talks series. Talks include recorded and/or live performances and include refreshments. Tickets £6.00 per talk or £36.00 for the entire series.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Tickets £6.00 per talk or £36.00 for the entire series.

Website

http://elgarmuseum.org/index.php/the-elgar-shop/events/product/763/110/Events/a-morning-with-diana-mcveagh-tuesday-8th-september-2015-at-1030am

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An Anthology of English Song

  • 25 September 2015 From 7:30pm

An evening with Felicity Rogers and Tom Hunt accompanied by Donald Hunt.

Tickets £8.50 to include refreshments.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Tickets £8.50 to include refreshments.

Website

http://elgarmuseum.org/index.php/news/events

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Rhapsody on Gershwin

  • 13 October 2015 From 10:30am

An affectionate look at the music of one of America's most popular composers.

Part of the 2015 Illustrated Talks series. Talks include recorded and/or live performances and include refreshments. Tickets £6.00 per talk or £36.00 for the entire series.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Tickets £6.00 per talk or £36.00 for the entire series.

Website

http://elgarmuseum.org/index.php/the-elgar-shop/events/product/764/110/Events/rhapsody-on-gershwin-tuesday-13th-october-at-1030am

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Crack the Code

  • 24 October — 1 November 2015

Become an Elgar detective and solve our enigma code.

Wed 28 October: Work with a local artist to get inspired by codes and create amazing cryptic art.

FREE with Museum admission.
Family events are suitable for children aged 5+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Museum admission applies.

Website

http://elgarmuseum.org/index.php/news/events

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Elgar and Me!

  • 10 November 2015 10:30am-12:15pm

A personal journey through the music of Elgar.

Part of the 2015 Illustrated Talks series. Talks include recorded and/or live performances and include refreshments. Tickets £6.00 per talk or £36.00 for the entire series.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Tickets £6.00 per talk or £36.00 for the entire series.

Website

http://elgarmuseum.org/index.php/the-elgar-shop/events/product/765/110/Events/qelgar-and-meq-tuesday-10th-november-2015-at-1030am

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