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The Firs Elgar birthplace cottage

The Firs Elgar birthplace cottage

The Firs Elgar birthplace cottage


Visitor Centre,
Crown East Lane,
Lower Broadheath,


The birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar is most definitely home to ‘Land of Hope and Glory’. Set in sight of his beloved Malvern Hills, this small family home in the village of Lower Broadheath is the perfect environment for nurturing a creative genius. Perhaps by wandering around the garden over the cottage threshold a spark of inspiration may alight in our welcomed guests. Note: nearest toilet at visitor centre.

Eat,shop,stay: Brand new Tea-room with outdoor area within the Visitor Centre (near car park). Elgar memorabilia and music for sale within the Tea-room. Picnic spaces around the Visitor Centre.

Things to see and do: The Elgar Experience Exhibition, The Birthplace Cottage, Cottage garden and Visitor Centre.

Dogs: Assistance dogs welcome throughout the property. Other dogs are welcome on leads within the visitor centre (except the tea-room) and the cottage garden, sorry not in birthplace cottage.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsGift shopNational Trust PropertyOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Opening details

See our website for all opening times and pricing details.



See location of The Firs - Elgar Birthplace (NT) on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SO 806556  Lat: 52.19905 Long: -2.28387

By car:
From the north or south via the M5, exit at Junc 7 and follow A44 Worcester South. Follow A4440 around the south of Worcester then A44 towards Bromyard, turn off right after 0.4 mile. Follow the brown signs for Elgar Birthplace. From the west follow A44 towards Worcester and turn left into Crown East Lane at the brown signs for Elgar Birthplace.

Sat Nav: Follow directions to postcode WR2 6RH and the brown signs for Elgar Birthplace.

By public transport:
Bus: Take the 420 from Crowngate Bus Station in Worcester. Alight at Crown East Lane and walk for app 15 mins to Elgar Birthplace. 420 Hereford to Worcester via Withington and Bromyard

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed