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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Discovering Dragons

  • 27 May 2019 11am-4pm

Meet Puppet Tree Storytellers and discover the adventures of Chinese dragons through modern and traditional tales. Make your own Dragon Puppet or Hatching Dragon Egg and follow the Dragon trail

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Adults £9, Child £5 & Concess £8 under fives free and Family ticket £25.

Website

http://www.hartleburycastle.com

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.

Curators Talks-On ancient Tracks

  • 11 April 2019 1-2pm

A monthly programme of fascinating talks by our team of Museum Curators, including a chance to get up close to some of our collection.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

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

Website

http://www.hartleburycastle.com

Super Heroes

  • 22 February 2019 11am-4pm *on now

Tuesday 19 – Friday 22 February, 11am – 4pm
Follow the Super Hero trail and make your own pop-stick Hero and Super Hero mask.
* £2 additional charge applies per child per day to take part in the activities.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Where

Worcestershire County Museum, Hartlebury Castle, Hartlebury

Admission

Adult £9, Concess £8, Child £5, Family ticket £25 & under fives free

Website

http://www.hartleburycastle.com

Curators Talks-Fashioning Peace

  • 21 March 2019 1-2pm

A monthly programme of fascinating talks by our team of Museum Curators, including a chance to get up close to some of our collection.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

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

Website

http://www.hartleburycastle.com

Mother's Day

  • 31 March 2019 11am-4pm

All Mum's admitted free (Mum's must be accompanied by a paying child).

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Adult £9, Concess £8, Child £5, Family ticket £25 & under fives free

Website

http://www.hartleburycastle.com

Easter Holiday activities for children

Animal Mania

  • 16 — 19 April 2019
  • 23 — 26 April 2019

Tuesday 16 – Friday 19 April – Make your own Pop-Up Chick card and Lazy Lizard to take home
Tuesday 23 – Friday 26 April – Create a Crafty Cockerel and Geoffrey Giraffe
* £2 additional charge applies per child per day to take part in the activities.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children
  • Any age

Admission

Adult £9, Concess £8, Child £5, Family ticket £25 & under fives free

Website

http://www.hartleburycastle.com

Bank Holiday Easter Event

Animal Mania

  • 22 April 2019 11am-4pm

Meet a host of animals including baby rabbits, chicks, chinchillas, skunks, and snakes and enjoy children’s craft activities.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Adult £9, Concess £8, Child £5, Family ticket £25 & under fives free

Website

http://www.hartleburycastle.com

Friends of Hartlebury Castle Event

A May Day Garden Festival

  • 6 May 2019 11am-4pm

Monday 6 May, 11am – 4pm
Celebrate the joys of gardens and gardening, with fascinating talks and displays, great items to buy and win, tours of the grounds and family fun.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Where

Worcestershire County Museum, Hartlebury Castle, Hartlebury

Admission

Adults £9, Concessions £8, Children £5, Family £25 & under fives free

Website

http://www.hartleburycastle.com

Curators Talks-The Costume Collection

  • 16 May 2019 1-2pm

A monthly programme of fascinating talks by our team of Museum Curators, including a chance to get up close to some of our collection.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

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

Website

http://www.hartleburycastle.com

Discovering Dragons

  • 28 — 31 May 2019

Follow the dragon trail and make your own dragon puppet – Roarsome!
* £2 additional charge applies per child per day to take part in the activities.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Adults £5, Child £5 & Concess £8, under fives free and Family ticket £25

Website

http://www.hartleburycastle.com

Volunteers’ Day

  • 5 June 2019 11am-4pm

Wednesday 5 June, 11am – 3pm
Come and find out about volunteering at Hartlebury Castle, with Volunteer demonstrations, talks and tours and a chance to try it out for yourself. Free entry to event.

Admission

no fee

Website

http://www.hartleburycastle.com

A father and son enjoy the cider press at Hartlebury

Father's Day

  • 16 June 2019 11am-5pm

All Dad's admitted free (Dad's must be accompanied by a paying child).

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Where

Worcestershire County Museum Hartlebury

Admission

Free entry for fathers
Adult £9, Concess £8, Child £5, Family ticket £25 & under fives free

Website

http://www.hartleburycastle.com

Curators Talks-The Treasure of Tickenhill

  • 20 June 2019 1-2pm

A monthly programme of fascinating talks by our team of Museum Curators, including a chance to get up close to some of our collection.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

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

Website

http://www.hartleburycastle.com

Outdoor Theatre at the Castle -Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • 21 June 2019 6:30-9pm

Pack a picnic and join us for an evening of family entertainment as Quantum Theatre present their fabulous presentation of Midsummer Night’s Dream
Gazebo pitches can also be 'hired' for a £5 charge, payable on booking
There will be a bar, plus soft drinks and snacks available to buy on the night

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Where

Worcestershire County Museum Hartlebury

Admission

Advance Tickets - Adults £15.00, Children £8. School/Group Discounts available. Tickets can be pre-booked on 01299 250416.

Website

http://www.hartleburycastle.com

Archery

Summer fun

  • 30 July — 1 August 2019
  • 6 — 8 August 2019
  • 13 — 15 August 2019
  • 20 — 22 August 2019
  • 27 — 28 August 2019 11am-4pm
  • 29 August 2019 From 11am

Enjoy fun craft activities, with a different theme each week, and follow the Castle trail.
(Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 11am -4pm)
30 July – 1 August: Under The Sea
6-8 August: Magic & Illusion
13-15 August: Discover Dinosaurs
20-22 August: Junk Art
27 – 29 August: Feathered Friends
* £2 additional charge applies per child per day to take part in the activities.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Adult £9, Concess £8, Child £5, Family ticket £25 & under fives free
A charge of £2.00 per child, per day, applies to participate in the craft activities.

Website

http://www.hartleburycastle.com

Family Theatre at the Castle- Gangsta Granny

  • 2 August 2019 6:30-9pm

Pack a picnic and join us for an evening of family fun and laughter as Heartbreak Productions present their fabulous stage adaptation of David Walliams' comedy book for children 'Gangsta Granny'

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Advanced tickets - Adults £15.00, Children £8.00 £1 booking fee applies - please call 01299 250416 to book.
Gazebo pitches can also be 'hired' for a £5 charge, payable on booking.

Website

http://www.hartleburycastle.com

birds

Awesome Owls & Fantastic Falconry

  • 26 August 2019 From 11am

Get up close to a fantastic host of owls and birds of prey and watch them soar over the Castle Carriage Circle. Make your own bird mobile and decorate a mini bird house to take home.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Where

Worcestershire County Museum, Hartlebury Castle, Hartlebury

Admission

Adult £9, Concess £8, Child £5, Family ticket £25 & under fives free

Website

http://www.hartleburycastle.com

The Scullery Maid at Hartlebury

Heritage Open days

  • 13 September 2019 11am-3pm
  • 14 — 15 September 2019 11am-4pm

Heritage Open Days
Free Entry
Fri 13 – Join a free behind the scenes tours of our fascinating Collections Centre and discover more of the treasures we care for.Tours at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm, to book your place call 01299 250416.
Sat 14 & 15 September, 11am-4pm –A free family event where you can explore over 1000 years of history, meet some of the Castle's servants and get hands-on with the museum collections.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Admission

FREE ENTRY

Website

http://www.hartleburycastle.com

Archaeology finds in Worcestershire

Curators Talks-All that glitters and some that don't

  • 19 September 2019 1-2pm

A monthly programme of fascinating talks by our team of Museum Curators, including a chance to get up close to some of our collection. Tickets are £4 and must be pre-booked.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

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

Website

http://hartleburycastle.com

Gypsies

Curators Talks-Moving Stories

  • 17 October 2019 From 1pm

A monthly programme of fascinating talks by our team of Museum Curators, including a chance to get up close to some of our collection.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • 18+

Admission

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

Website

http://www.hartleburycastle.com

Half term Autumn craft activities

Hartlebury Halloween

  • 29 October — 1 November 2019

Fun family craft activities including making Spooky Clay Boggarts and Firework Art, and a Pumpkin Trail around the Castle. You can also carve a pumpkin for your Halloween celebrations (until 31 Oct only).
* £2 additional charge applies per child per day to take part in the activities plus a small charge for pumpkins.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Adult £9, Concess £8, Child £5, Family ticket £25 & under fives free

Website

http://www.hartleburycastle.com

Christmas at the Castle

Christmas at the Castle

  • 7 — 8 December 2019 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, Concess £8, Child £5, Family ticket £25 & under fives free

Website

http://www.hartleburycastle.com

Candlelit Christmas

  • 14 December 2019 7-9:30pm

Saturday 14 December, 7-9pm.
Get in the Christmas spirit at this evening of seasonal festivities.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Ticket prices tbc

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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