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Hartlebury Castle and Museum

Hartlebury Castle and MuseumHartlebury Castle
West Midlands
DY11 7XZ
Telephone: 01299 250416


Hartlebury Castle and Museum
The County Museum at Hartlebury, housed in the former home of the Bishops of Worcester, is a fascinating place to explore.
In the museum galleries you can discover social history, toys through time, travel and transport (including a fantastic display of Gypsy caravans) and the intriguing story of Worcestershire's past.
Visitors can also see room sets such as the schoolroom and scullery, which are regularly brought to life by visiting school children and period rooms that focus on the Victorian and Civil War eras.

A fantastic gift shop, cafe, picnic areas and nature reserve all add up to a great day out. Regular events happen throughout the year including Bank Holidays.
Family Fun: during the school holidays and half terms breaks activity days are held offering a range of fun family craft activities.

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It may be worth checking out Hartlebury Castle and Museum's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.


We do strongly suggest you contact Hartlebury Castle and Museum before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

The County Museum is open 5 January to 23 December 2016.
Tuesday - Friday: 10am to 5pm
Weekends & bank holidays: 11am to 5pm
Closed on Mondays except bank holidays.
Closed Good Friday.


"I'm hungry"

New cafe just opened in May 2016! James' Kitchen serves a wide range of freshly made meals and snacks. Menu contains a variety of homemade dishes, light lunches and tempting cakes, using many local ingredients as well as organic and fair trade products. Or you can enjoy a picnic in the picnic area in the Orchard. The Cafe is open the same times as the museum.

healthy food

Organic and fair trade products used, vegetarians catered for.

"Can I have one of those?"

Our museum shop sells a wide range of quality cards, crafts and gifts to suit all pockets. With areas dedicated to home, garden, arts and toys there is sure to be something to suit everyone. The Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen have a permanent display and sales area in the museum shop. Displays change regularly and include jewellery, homeware, clothing and decorative pieces.

"i need a wee"

Disabled toilet facilities.

and baby come too...

Baby changing room. Buggy friendly.


"are we there yet?"

Located off the A449, 4 miles south of Kidderminster Accessible by Bus from Worcester, Stourport on Severn and Kidderminster

Prices & Admission

Adult £5
Child 5-16 yrs £2.50
60+ £2.50
Under 5's are Free
Family Ticket £13 (admits 2 adults and 2 children)

Museum entry also includes access to the Castle's state rooms which are open April to August only. State room inclusion is subject to availability as on occasion, they do have to close.


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Hartlebury Castle and MuseumHartlebury Castle
West Midlands
DY11 7XZ
Telephone: 01299 250416