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Events 2014

Events at the County Museum include family fun days, murder mystery evenings, children's activity weeks and the ever-popular Festival of Transport. Our exciting events programme for 2014 is listed below.

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Cider Making   Medieval event   Festival of transport

  • Entrance to events is included in the normal admission price (excluding ticketed events which must be pre-booked). Once inside an event some elements may require an additional charge (i.e. pumpkin carving, presents from Father Christmas, archery, etc.)
  • We regret that on the various Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays when we hold events we may not be able to offer the usual free entry to the Castle Kitchen Cafe.

 

January

 

Saturday 25 January, 6.45pm start 

Burns Night

Join us in the Great Hall for a traditional Burns Night celebration including a three course supper, poetry, song and music led by the sound of the pipes. A sell out last year so book early!  Tickets cost £36 and must be pre booked – 01299 250416

A fundraising event in aid of the Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust

 

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February

 

Tuesday 18 – Friday 21 February, 10.30am-4pm

Celebrations – Holiday Activities 

Join in with our craft activity days exploring celebrations and festivals from around the world. A charge of £1 per child, per day, applies to participate in the craft activities.

Download out activity timetable for February Half Term here.

 

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March

 

Sunday 16 March, 11am-3pm

Wedding Fayre in the Great Hall

Everything you need to help you plan your big day! Free admission to Wedding Fayre and half price admission to Museum.

A fundraising event in aid of the Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust

 

Sunday 30 March, 11am-5pm

Mothers Day

All Mum's admitted free, plus tasty Mothers Day meals in the Cafe

 

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April

 

All Creatures Great and Small – Holiday Activities 

Bank Holiday Monday 21 April, 11am-5pm 

Come and meet a variety of scaly, feathered and furry friends, including fantastic displays of falconry!

Tuesday 15 - Thursday 17 & Tuesday 22 - Friday 25 April, 10.30am-4pm

Fun craft activities with an animal theme, plus have-a-go archery on Tuesday 15 April & Wednesday 16 April. A charge of £1 per child, per day, applies to participate in the craft activities.

Download the activity timetable for Easter here.

 

Saturday 26 April, 6.45pm start

St George's Night


Join us to celebrate England’s patron saint St. George - a little bit last night of the proms, a lot of fun. Includes a fish and chip supper. Tickets cost £15 and must be pre booked – Å: 01299 250416

A fundraising event in aid of the Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust

 

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May

 

Thursday 15 May, 11am (repeated on 16 July)

A Bishop and His Books

Christine Penney, the Hurd Librarian, will give an illustrated talk on Bishop Hurd, the Hurd Library and some of the wonderful books it holds. You will then be taken on a private tour of the Castle's State Rooms and Library followed by a tasty lunch and access to the Museum for the rest of the day. Tickets are £16 and must be pre booked – 01299 250416

 

Rock On! - Holiday Activities

Bank Holiday Monday 26 May, 11am-5pm

Come and learn more about rocks, stones and minerals as part of the Brilliant Building Stones project with experts from the  Earth Heritage Trust. Enjoy making your own clay dinosaurs and snake mobiles and meet Vernon the life size Velociraptor! http://www.earthheritagetrust.org/

 

Tuesday 27 - Friday 30 May, 10.30am-4pm – craft activities exploring early life forms, dinosaurs and fossils. A charge of £1 per child, per day, applies to participate in the craft activities.

Download the activity week timetable here.

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June

 

Sunday 15 June, 11am-5pm

Fathers Day

All Dad's admitted free, plus tasty Fathers Day meals in the Cafe

 

Wednesday 18 June, 11am 

A Collection of Curiosities 

Meet a curator and learn more about some of the interesting and unusual items in our collections. Tickets are £16 including lunch and access to the Museum for the rest of the day. Must be pre-booked – 01299 250416

 

Friday 27 June – gates open 6.30pm, performance at 7.30pm

Macbeth 

Bring a picnic and enjoy outdoor theatre with Heartbreak Productions in the beautiful surroundings of Hartlebury Castle. Advanced tickets £13 adults, £7 concessions – To book call 01299 250416

 A fundraising event in aid of the Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust

 

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July

 

Sunday 13 July, 11am-5pm

A Festival of Transport

From bicycles to tractors, cars to steam engines - see history in motion as all types of historic transport wheels its way to Hartlebury. Includes a craft fair in the Great Hall.

 

Wednesday 16 July, 11am

A Bishop and His Books

Christine Penney, the Hurd Librarian, will give an illustrated talk on Bishop Hurd, the Hurd Library and some of the wonderful books it holds. You will then be taken on a private tour of the Castle's State Rooms and Library followed by a tasty lunch and access to the Museum for the rest of the day. Tickets are £16 and must be pre booked – 01299 250416

 

 

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August

 

Tuesdays to Fridays throughout  August, 10.30-4pm

Summer Funtime – Holiday Activities 

Have fun and get creative this summer with our craft activities that all the family can enjoy.  Three different crafts will be on offer each day, plus have a go at archery on Tuesdays & Wednesdays. A charge of £1 per child, per day, applies to participate in the craft activities.

Or you can download our activity timetable here.

 

Bank Holiday Monday 25 August, 11am-5pm

Pirate School 

Learn how to be a pirate including reading treasure maps, making pirate hats, jobs aboard ship, singing sea-shanties and how to talk 'pirate'

For more information about this event please read our press release.

 

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September

 

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 September

Heritage Open Days

Free Entry

Learn more about what goes on behind the scenes in your museum! Includes visits to our off-site stores and demonstrations of how we care for our varied collections.

 

Sunday 28 September

Wedding Fayre in the Great Hall

Everything you need to help you plan your big day! Free admission to Wedding Fayre and half price admission to Museum.

A fundraising event in aid of the Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust

 

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October

 

Sunday 5 October, 11am-5pm

Harvest Fair

Traditional cider making outside our 300 year old Cider Mill, rural craft demonstrations and stalls, heavy horses, traditional dancing and entertainment and local produce.

For more information see our press release

 

Sunday 12 October, 11am-5pm

The Guild of Model Wheelwrights - a one day exhibition

The Guild of Model Wheelwrights will be exhibiting some of their amazing, hand crafted models. The models are scaled down versions of various horse drawn vehicles including farm wagons, carriages, Gypsy Caravans and more. Visitors on the day can chat to members of the Guild to find out how these incrediably intricate and detailed models are made.

 

Tuesday 28 October – Friday 31 October, 10.30am-4pm

Awesome Autumn - Holiday Activities

Craft activities to inspire using all the colours of Autumn. Includes pumpkin carving every day. A charge of £1 per child, per day, applies to participate in the craft activities, there will also be a small charge for pumpkins.

 

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November

 

Saturday 8, Friday 14 & Saturday 15 November, 6.30-10pm

Murder Mystery Evenings

A body has been discovered at Hartlebury Castle...can you work out ‘who dunnit’?  Join us for an evening of thrills, surprises and fabulous food.  Tickets £36 to include a three-course meal.  Must be pre booked –  01299 250416

 

Wednesday 3 December, 5-8pm

Christmas Shopping Evening

Enjoy seasonal entertainment and complimentary mulled wine and mince pies whilst browsing in our museum shop which stocks a wide range of cards, gifts and contemporary crafts. The Café will be open for warming meals and snacks and visitors will be able to explore the museum free of charge after dark

 

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December

 

Sunday 7, Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 December, 11am-5pm

Christmas at the Castle

Join us for a traditional Christmas celebration including Father Christmas in a winter wonderland grotto, carriage rides, seasonal gifts & craft stalls, fun children’s activities and performances by local choirs & musical groups.

 

Program may be subject to change

 

 

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