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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 - 1st 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

Fantastic February Fun!

Spring activities
  • Date: 20th February 2018 - 23rd February 2018
  • Every day
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:00
  • Location: County Museum at Hartlebury
  • Cost: Adult-£5, Concess & Children-£2.50, Family Ticket-£13 & under fives are free.

Join us for fun-filled family craft activity days and follow an exciting I Spy Spring Trail around the museum. An additional charge of £2 per child applies for the day's activities.

Come and make a kite & decorate and plant your own Spring pot to take home.

Curators Talk: The rags to riches story of Britain's most successful music hall star

A military hat and shoe
  • Date: 17th May 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.

Join us for the first talk of our series about the rags to riches story of Vesta Tilley.

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

Curators Talk: Rediscovering Tickenhill: Explore the origins of the County Museum's collection

An historic shepherd's hut
  • Date: 21st June 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.

Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle first opened its doors to the public on 6 May, 1966. The core of the Museum's collection was generously donated to the County Council in the early 1960s by James and Alice Parker of Tickenhill Manor near Bewdley. 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.

Curators Talk: From Mammoths to Musket Balls: An exploration of the county's archaeological collection

A curator giving an Archaeology talk
  • Date: 19th July 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 Archaeology Collections represent all periods from the Palaeolithic to the present day from within the city of Worcester and the wider county of Worcestershire in the form of chance finds including treasure, material from small archaeological sites and large deposits of objects from major excavations. Find out more about this incredibly varied 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.

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