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 £9.00
Children- £5 & Concessions £8 Family Ticket £25 (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

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.
Witches & Wizards

Witch & Wizard School

  • 27 — 30 October 2020

Join in with fun potion mixing, make your own wizard school badge and follow the Castle spell hunt. You can also carve a spooky Halloween pumpkin
£2 additional charge for activities + £3 pumpkin carving
Castle spell hunt free

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Adults £9.50, Concessions £8.50, Children (aged 5-17) £5.50, Family ticket (2 adults & 3 children) £26 & under 5s Free.

Website

http://www.hartleburycastle.com

Summer Fun

Summer fun

  • 11 — 14 August 2020
  • 18 — 21 August 2020
  • 25 — 28 August 2020
  • 30 — 31 August 2020 11am-4pm

Tuesday – Friday, 11am – 4pm
Enjoy fun hands-on craft activities and a Castle trail throughout the summer holidays.
28th – 31st July: Nature Explorers
4th – 7th August: Super Heroes
11th – 14th August: Messy Science
18th – 21st August: Discover Dinosaurs
25th – 28th August: Pirate Fun
£2 additional charge for activities
Archery Have a go at archery with Pheon Archery every Tuesday in August.
Additional charge

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Adults £9.50, Concessions £8.50, Children (aged 5-17) £5.50, Family ticket (2 adults & 3 children) £26 & under 5s Free.

Website

http://www.hartleburycastle.com

outdoor theatre

Outdoor Theatre: Treasure Island

  • 21 August 2020 6:30-8:30pm

Treasure Island-Friday 21st August, 6.30pm
Come along for swashbuckling fun in Quantum Theatre’s adaptation of this exciting adventure.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Advanced tickets – Adults: £15, Child £9
To book visit www.priorbooking.com or call 01299 250416. (Booking fees apply)

Website

http://www.hartleburycastle.com

Bank Holiday Monday

Swashbuckling Fun

  • 31 August 2020 11am-4pm

Put on your best pirate costume and join us as you hunt for treasure, learn cannon drills, sea shanties and how to talk Pirate. Plus make your own pirate puppet.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Where

Worcestershire County Museum, Hartlebury Castle, Hartlebury

Admission

Adults £9.50, Concessions £8.50, Children (aged 5-17) £5.50, Family ticket (2 adults & 3 children) £26 & under 5s Free.

Website

http://www.hartleburycastle.com

Food

Food & Drink Festival

  • 5 — 6 September 2020 11am-4pm

Explore a variety of food & drink stalls and enjoy live music, as you discover tasty treats to enjoy on site or to take home.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults £9.50, Concessions £8.50, Children (aged 5-17) £5.50, Family ticket (2 adults & 3 children) £26 & under 5s Free.

Website

http://www.hartleburycastle.com

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open days

  • 13 September 2020 11am-4pm
  • 20 September 2020 11am-4pm

Sunday 13th & Sunday 20th September, 11am – 4pm
Discover the Castle’s history and collections, browse lovely craft stalls, meet costumed characters and enjoy children’s craft activities.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Admission

FREE ENTRY

Website

http://www.hartleburycastle.com

Wagons

Curators Talks-Vardos!

  • 17 September 2020 1-2pm

Take a closer look at the beautiful and nationally significant gypsy caravan collection and find out about new conservation work and research we’ve been undertaking.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Tickets are £4 and must be pre-booked. For full details visit our website.

Website

http://www.hartleburycastle.com

Themed Store Tours-A Glove Affair

  • 1 October 2020 11am-12pm

Come and enjoy a tour of Museums Worcestershire’s Collections Centre and learn all about Worcestershire Gloving Collection. Each tour lasts approx. an hour, starting at 11am..

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Tickets cost £8 & must be pre-booked

Website

http://www.hartleburycastle.com

Curators Talks-‘Just for Fun’

  • 15 October 2020 1-2pm

Explore the evolution of spare time and how we spend it, as we prepare for our upcoming new Leisure exhibition, Time on Your Hands.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Tickets are £4 and must be pre-booked. For full details visit our website.

Website

http://www.hartleburycastle.com

Christmas at the Castle

Christmas at the Castle

  • 5 — 6 December 2020 11am-4pm
  • 6 December 2020 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

Adult £9.50, Concess £8.50, Child £5.50, Family ticket £26 & under fives free

Website

http://www.hartleburycastle.com

Worcestershire County Museum
Hartlebury Castle
Hartlebury
Kidderminster
Worcestershire
DY11 7XZ
England

Website

http://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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