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Events at County Museum at Hartlebury

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

A glass case containing war-time period hospital items such as a crutch and smock
  • Date: 12th March 2016 - 01st March 2018
  • Every day
  • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Location: County Museum at Hartlebury
  • Cost: Adults £5, Seniors £2.50, Children (aged 5-16) £2.50, Family Ticket £13 (admits 2 adults & 2 children)

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.

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The County Museum at Hartlebury closes Mondays.

Please visit the County Museum at Hartlebury page for opening information

Hartlebury Halloween

children carving pumpkins
  • Date: 24th October 2017 - 27th October 2017
  • Every day
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:00
  • Location: County Museum at Hartlebury
  • Cost: Admission costs are Adults £5, Seniors £2.50, Children (aged 5-16) £2.50, Family Ticket £13 (admits 2 adults & 2 children). Additional £2 per child to join in the day's activities, plus a small extra charge for pumpkins.

Four fun family days of Autumn and Halloween themed craft activities. You can also carve a pumpkin for your Halloween celebrations.

An additional charge of £2 per child applies for the day's activities, plus a small charge for your pumpkin.

The Big Draw – Stars and Light

  • Date: 25th October 2017
  • Time: 19:00 - 21:00
  • Location: County Museum at Hartlebury
  • Cost: £3 per child.

Use torches and lights to create light pictures in front of the Castle and join in with a stargazing session.

Tickets must be reserved on 01299 250797 and cost £3 per child.

This event is organised by the Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust.

Hartlebury Explorers – The History of Chocolate

  • Date: 18th November 2017
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:00
  • Location: County Museum at Hartlebury
  • Cost: £5 per child

A fun, family event exploring the history of chocolate, including a chance to taste chocolate recipes from the past. Tickets must be reserved on 01299 250797 and cost £5 per child.

This event is organised by the Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust.

Christmas at the Castle

Father Christmas and presents
  • Date: 09th December 2017 - 10th December 2017
  • Every day
  • Time: 11:00 - 16:00
  • Location: County Museum at Hartlebury
  • Cost: Admission costs are Adults £5, Seniors £2.50, Children (aged 5-16) £2.50, Family Ticket £13 (admits 2 adults & 2 children).

Join us for a traditional Christmas celebration including a chance to meet Father Christmas.

Come and see our seasonal gifts & craft stalls, fun children’s activities, horse & carriage rides and performances by local choirs & musical groups.

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