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History and Collections

Learn about life in days gone by within the beautiful surroundings of Hartlebury Castle.

Hartlebury HistoryWorcestershire County Museum is housed in the north wing of Hartlebury Castle.  The building was home to the Bishops of Worcester for over 1,000 years and has experienced many architectural changes, a Civil War siege and numerous royal visits.

The museum exhibits a nationally important collection of colourful Gypsy caravans, beautiful costume, social history, archaeology, travel & transport,  examples from ‘The Bromsgrove Guild’, toys through time and galleries which explore 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 schoolchildren and period rooms that focus on the Victorian and Civil War eras. A large amount of our Collection is kept in stores - if you wish to view a stored item please contact our Collections Officers for more information.

Tours of our Collections Centre also take place regularly. If you would like a glimpse behind the scenes and see hundreds of objects not ususally on dispaly please book your ticket by calling 01299 250416.


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A History of the Museum


Royal Visits to Hartlebury


Royal Tabloid Tales

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Collection Curiosities

Teddy Bear

Toys from the Collections

Treasure Chest

Treasures from Worcestershire


The Bromsgrove Guild


Restoration Projects

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Visit Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle and discover over 1000 years of history!
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