History and Collections
Learn about life in days gone by within the beautiful
surroundings of Hartlebury Castle.
Worcestershire 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
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.
Visit Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle and
discover over 1000 years of history!
This page was last reviewed 6 January 2014 at 17:19 by Rachel Robinson.