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Hartlebury Castle and Museum

Hartlebury, Worcestershire, England

Attraction Information

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Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

Living in Worcestershire or paying a visit to the area? Enjoy a fun and educational morning or afternoon, or even a full day at Hartlebury Castle and the County Museum; it really is a fascinating place to explore. Discover toys through time, social history, travel and transport (including a fantastic display of Gypsy caravans) and the intriguing and interesting story of Worcestershire's past. Visitors can also see room sets such as the schoolroom and scullery and period rooms which date back to the Victorian and Civil War era. If you're visiting in the summer months, typically April to August, don't forget to head inside the Castle itself and marvel at the magnificent staterooms, the Medieval Great Hall and the Georgian Saloon. There's plenty more to see and do in the castle grounds as well, pay a visit to the Cider Mill or the Transport Gallery or just enjoy the stunning surrounds with a picnic in the dedicated areas. There's a also a nature reserve to be explored. Pick up a souvenir during your visit and tell the tale of your day in the little gift shop. 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.


  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Hartlebury Castle, Hartlebury, Worcestershire, DY11 7XZ, England


Click here to visit Hartlebury Castle and Museum's website
01299 250416

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Opening hours

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.


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 availabili

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Eating information

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.


Disabled toilet facilities.

Gift shop

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 permanen

Baby food facilities

Baby changing room. Buggy friendly.


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