Learning at the County Museum

Bring creativity to your curriculum with Worcestershire County Museum – housed in the north wing of Hartlebury Castle, near Kidderminster, the estate of the bishops of Worcester for over 1000 years.

Worcestershire County Museum, housed in the historic home of the Bishops of Worcester, is a fascinating place for schools to explore. The museum’s collections include toys, domestic items, costume, ancient archaeological finds and a large collection of horse-drawn vehicles including gypsy caravans. Services to schools include Victorian and 1940s on-site role-plays, an outreach service, an object loans service and special themed weeks such as our Victorian Christmas event.

As part of our education service your pupils can enjoy creative on and off site cross-curricula linked sessions for Key Stages 1, 2 and beyond. Each activity is rich in creativity and language, stretches your pupil's thinking and reasoning skills, focuses on historic enquiry and offers a number of methods of teaching to suit your children’s different learning styles.

We also offer bespoke activities across the service for schools following The Mantle of The Expert Curriculum. Contact us to discuss how activity sessions can be tailor made to support your teaching and your group’s abilities.

Outreach – Activities in your School

As well as welcoming you to our museum, we also deliver activities in your school linked to our collections and changing exhibitions which tie into the curriculum.

Browse Our Available Outreach Sessions

Object Loans Service

Bring museum objects into your classroom! Our Object Loans scheme enables you to borrow objects from a huge selection of artefacts to bring history to life and support your teaching in the classroom.

Borrow Objects for your Lessons

Museum on the Move

The Museum on the Move is a unique exhibition experience that brings displays to you.

Meet the Museum on the Move

Family Workshops

We also run family craft activities during school holidays linked to our programme of temporary exhibitions. See our events calendar for upcoming school holiday workshops at Hartlebury Castle.

Information on Learning at the County Museum