The Firs – Elgar Birthplace (NT)

Visitor Centre,Crown East Lane,Lower Broadheath


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Elgar's Study Exhibition


Archaeology at The Firs

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.

The garden at the Elgar’s birthplace is planted in the classic cottage garden style.

After opening the Birthplace to the public in the 1930s, Carice had the garden redesigned, using a painting by John Chessell Buckler as her inspiration.

Painted in 1856 only a year before Edward Elgar was born in the cottage, the painting shows the garden with an arch, standard roses near the house and two central paths all of which are still here today.


Baby Changing Facilities

Children Welcome

Disabled Access

On Site Catering

On Site Parking

Pets Welcome

Picnic Site

Public Toilet

How to find The Firs – Elgar Birthplace (NT)

Visitor Centre Crown East Lane Lower Broadheath