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Medieval Mischief

  • 28th May 2018
  • Time: 11:00 - 16:00
  • Location: County Museum at Hartlebury
  • Cost: Adult £9, Concess £8, Child £5, Family ticket £25 & under fives free

Come and join the fun this Bank Holiday Monday and meet our Medieval Mischief duo.

Bank Holiday Monday

Get ready to go back six centuries to 1418, a time of medieval mischief, pongy peasants and nasty knights.

  • Put your family in the stocks and throw cabbages at them with Mistress Margaret as she regales you with tales of woe and plague.
  • Meet Jack the medieval mercenary and see how he was wounded at the Battle of Agincourt.
  • Matthew will teach you how to fight knights or imaginary dragons so you can join the castle guard. 
  • Meet Hartlebury Castle’s very own Medieval Mischief duo, who will be leading games and competitions including jousting and catapult the castle!
  • Children can also make coat of arms shields and royal crowns to take home.

Happening Today, 21st May 2018

Benjamin Williams Leader: Blest by the Suns of Home

Location: City Art Gallery and Museum

Time: 10:30 - 16:30

Cost: FREE entry

Benjamin Williams Leader, Worcestershire's greatest artist became an international success with his paintings of the idyllic English landscape.

During World War One, these images took on a new emotional appeal with connotations of a landscape worth fighting for. The exhibition brings together Leader's beautiful paintings from the Worcester City Collection with loans from both private and national collections, including a work from the Royal Collection purchased in 1914 by King George V. In contrast it also explores poignant imagery of the ruined landscapes of France and Belgium after the War.

This exhibition is open Monday - Saturday, 10.30am - 4.30pm from Saturday 17th Feburary until Saturday 2nd June.

Heritage Lottery Fund
Lottery FundedWorcestershire World War 100

Please note that Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum is closed Sundays.

Hartlebury Castle’s History as a WWI Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital: 'A Happy Convalescence'

Location: County Museum at Hartlebury

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Cost: Adult-£9, Concession-£8, Child-£5, Family Ticket-£25 & under fives are free

Stories of fun, friendship and romance that offered a brief respite from the front lines for injured soldiers sent to recover at Hartlebury Castle Hospital.

The exhibition will feature real objects from the trenches, including gas masks, cigarettes and even a surgeon's kit used at the front. The exhibition has been curated from Museum Worcestershire’s collection along with loans from George Marshall Medical Museum, The Mercian Regiment Museum and from local people.

A Happy Convalescence, is part of the Worcestershire World War One Hundred project.

Find out more

The County Museum at Hartlebury closes Mondays.

Please visit the County Museum at Hartlebury page for opening information

Practical Curating Dayschool: Conservation of Museum Collections

Location: Museums Worcestershire Collections Centre

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Cost: £20. Call 01299 250416 to book. Places are limited, so please book in advance.

The day school is intended for museum staff, volunteers or collectors interested in learning to care for their collections

This will be a hands-on day, designed and led by staff from Museums Worcestershire.

A practical approach to conservation cleaning, environmental monitoring and integrated pest management

Practical information

The workshop will take place at Museums Worcestershire Collections Centre, Hartlebury Trading Estate, Nr Kidderminster. More information on location will follow to those who book the course, but please note that the estate is not well serviced by public transport.

The Museums Worcestershire Collections Centre is a working museum store, so please come prepared for a variation in temperatures and some dusty environments. If you have any access or mobility requirements, please let us know when you book.

The War to End All Wars

Location: City Art Gallery and Museum

Time: 10:30 - 16:30

Cost: FREE entry

Using artefacts from the Museums Worcestershire and partner collections, this exhibition will explore how our future was changed for ever by the First World War.

WW1's legacy was a wide impact on life in the C20th, making changes in class structure, politics, fashion, food production as well as our national defence.

Please note that Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum is closed Sundays.

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