Explorer Trail launched at Hartlebury Castle

Megan Martin, aged 9, from Worcester, trying out the trail.
Megan Martin, aged 9, from Worcester, trying out the trail.
Published Tuesday, 14th July 2015

From Sunday 19 July – Sunday 2 August (excluding Mondays) families visiting the County Museum at Hartlebury Castle will be able to enjoy a free 'Castle Explorers' trail as part of the national Festiva

The trail explores the buildings archaeology of the past through the physical evidence that can still be found on site and the history we know about the Castle. Families can follow the trail to seven points of interest around the Castle grounds and learn more about what buildings, battlements and other features existed here in the past and what evidence of them remains today.

At each of the seven points there are also fun activities to have a go at and a letter to be found which will make up a code word. The right code word wins a small prize!

Pippa Ashmore, Museum Events Officer said: "It's lovely to do an event which focusses on the hidden history of our own site and allows people to discover for themselves how things used to be. I'm sure there will be a few surprises too! And of course the trail is free so at just £13 for a family admission ticket it's a great low cost way to begin the summer days out."

Normal museum admission charges apply for the Castle Explorers event: £5 adults, £2.50 children/concessions and £13 for a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children).

Also as part of our Festival of Archaeology celebrations adult visitors can enjoy a tour around our Collections Centre learning more about the archaeological treasures we store and seeing some of the Bredon Hill Coin Hoard being conserved. Two tours take place on Wed 15 July, the tours are free but places are limited and should be pre-booked on 01299 250416.

For more information contact the museum on 01299 250416 or visit http://www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk/