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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 - 23rd December 2018
  • Every day
  • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Location: County Museum at Hartlebury
  • 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.

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The County Museum at Hartlebury closes Mondays.

Please visit the County Museum at Hartlebury page for opening information

Heritage Open Days - Behind the Scenes Tour

people at store
  • Date: 14th September 2018
  • Time: 11:00 - 15:30
  • Location: County Museum at Hartlebury
  • Cost: Free Entry

Join a free behind the scenes tours of our fascinating Museum Collections Centre and discover more of the treasures we care for. Tours at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm, to book your place call 01299 250416

Join a free behind the scenes tours of our fascinating Museum Collections Centre and discover more of the treasures we care for.
 
Tours at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm, to book your place call 01299 250416. Places are limited and the stores can only be visited on the tours.
 
Tours meet at the County Museum at Hartlebury Castle but participants will have to make their own way to the collections centre, a few miles down the road from the castle.
 

Heritage Open Days - at the Museum

Beth in scullery
  • Date: 15th September 2018 - 16th September 2018
  • Every day
  • Time: 11:00 - 16:00
  • Location: County Museum at Hartlebury
  • Cost: Free Entry

A free family event at Hartlebury

Join us for a free weekend of exploration and discovery.

A free family event where you can explore over 1000 years of history, meet some of the Castle's servants and get hands-on with the museum collections.

Curators Talk: A Rummage Through Our Wardrobe: the costume collection revealed

A curator examining the costume collection store
  • Date: 20th September 2018
  • Time: 13:00 - 14:00
  • Location: County Museum at Hartlebury
  • Cost: £4 per person (booking essential, 01299 250416)

A brand new series of Curators' talks begin at Worcestershire County Museum on selected Thursdays this year, including a chance to get up close to some of our collection.

The Worcestershire County museum costume collection includes beautiful items dating from the last 250 years. Find out more about this fascinating collection at our new curator's talk.

Tickets are £4 and must be pre-booked on 01299 250416. Talks begin at 1pm and last for an hour.

Workshops at the Castle-Felt landscapes

  • Date: 13th October 2018
  • Time: 11:00 - 16:00
  • Location: County Museum at Hartlebury
  • Cost: Tickets cost £60

Come and learn the art of how to create felt landscapes at Hartlebury Castle. Ticket prices include lunch.

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