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Museum, £2.50-£5


Worcestershire County Museum

Worcestershire County Museum


Hartlebury Castle

01299 250416


Hartlebury Castle,
Nr. Kidderminster,
DY11 7XZ

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 12 Mar - Thu 1 Mar WWI - A Happy Convalescence
Tue 25 Apr - Sat 1 Dec WWI Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital Exhibition


Whether you are looking for a chance to learn about everything from Romans to Regency, a peaceful stroll through nature or just a nice cup of tea and a cake Worcestershire County Museum, housed in historic Hartlebury Castle, has it all.

Hartlebury Castle, near Kidderminster, has been home to the Bishops of Worcester for over 1000 years. Exploring the servant's wing of the Castle you will find the fascinating and varied collections of the Worcestershire County Museum including toys, domestic items, beautiful costume, craftwork by the Bromsgrove Guild and ancient archaeological finds. New galleries in the museum explore the geographical wonders of Worcestershire the County's Agricultural history and the importance of water to the region. Themed rooms based on the Victorian and Civil War periods to give visitors an idea of how their ancestors lived in the past. The Castle also features some original rooms such as the scullery and laundry and room sets like the schoolroom and nursery. Within the grounds of the Castle you will find a 300 year old Cider Mill, a nature reserve, picnic areas and the Transport Gallery which houses a large collection of horse-drawn vehicles, cars, bicycles and a fabulous display of Gypsy caravans.

There is a visitor welcome area and museum gift shop exhibiting craftwork by the Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen. There is also a large café in the historic Castle Kitchen and a glass lift which gives all visitors access to every floor of the Museum and offers great views towards Hartlebury Common.

The museum offers a varied events programme, providing fun and informative days out, including historical re-enactments, arts and crafts workshops, Christmas weekends and many more.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

Open 8th Jan- 22nd Dec 2013
10am-5pm Tuesday - Friday
11am - 5pm Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays
Last admission 4.30pm
Closed Mondays and Good Friday
State Rooms open April - September


Minimum price 2.50 - Maximum Price 13.00



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Map reference: SO 836712  Lat: 52.33916 Long: -2.24204

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Hartlebury Railway Station station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired