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Events & Activities 2015

Events at the County Museum include family fun days, murder mystery evenings, children's activity weeks and much more. 

Our exciting Spring Summer events programme for 2015 is listed below. Later in the year we will be adding our Autumn & Winter events to this list.

Please select a month:
February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December


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

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February

 

Tuesday 17 – Friday 20 February, 10.30am-4pm

Let's Celebrate! – 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 15 March, 11am-5pm

Mothers Day

All Mum's admitted free plus tasty Mother's Day treats in the Café. (Mum's must be accompanied by a paying child).

 

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April

 

Country Capers – Holiday Activities 

Bank Holiday Monday 6 April, 11am-5pm

Join us for a country filled day including traditional crafts & games, local produce, children's activities and archery. Enjoy fantastic falconry displays, meet alpacas, watch ferret racing and have a donkey ride.

Tue 31 Mar – Thurs 2 April and Tue 7 – Fri 10 April

Join us for countryside themed craft activities. An additional charge of £2 per child applies for the day's activities.   

 

 

Wednesday 22 April

Learn & Lunch - 'Conserving the Bredon Hill Coin Hoard' 

Find out about the exciting discovery of Worcestershire's largest coin hoard and watch Museums Worcestershire volunteers at work cleaning and stabilising the hoard. Learn & Lunch talks begin at 11am and are followed by a tasty lunch and a chance to explore the museum in the afternoon. Tickets £16 - must be pre-booked on 01299 250416.

 

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May

 

Wednesday 13 May

Learn & Lunch - 'A Bishop & 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. Learn & Lunch talks begin at 11am and are followed by a tasty lunch and a chance to explore the museum in the afternoon. Tickets £16 - must be pre-booked on 01299 250416.

 

 

Gorgeous Georgians - Holiday Activities

Bank Holiday Mon 25 May, 11am-5pm

Time travel back to 1788 and meet King George & Queen Charlotte who are visiting Bishop Hurd here at Hartlebury Castle. Learn more about the world of the Georgians and make your own Georgian wig.

Tue 26 – Fri 29 May, 10.30am – 4pm

More Gorgeous Georgians themed craft activities. An additional charge of £2 per child applies for the day's activities.   

 

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June

 

Thursday 4 June

Learn & Lunch - 'From Hartlebury to Heaven' 

A fascinating talk by guest speaker Mary Arden-Davies about some of the Bishops of Worcester who have lived here at Hartlebury. After the talk you will be taken on a private tour of the Castle's State Rooms and Library to see where the Bishops themselves lived.  Learn & Lunch talks begin at 11am and are followed by a tasty lunch and a chance to explore the museum in the afternoon. Tickets £16 - must be pre-booked on 01299 250416.

 

 

Friday 12 June, gates open 6.30pm, performance begins 7.30pm  

Shakespeare at the Castle - Love's Labour's Lost 


Bring a picnic and enjoy outdoor theatre at its best by Heartbreak Productions, played in the round and set against the stunning back drop of beautiful Hartlebury Castle.
Advance Tickets: Adults £14 Children £7.50. School/Group Discounts are available.  Tickets can be pre-booked on 01299 250416.

 

 

Sunday 21 June, 11am-5pm

Fathers Day

All Dad's admitted free plus tasty Father's Day treats in the Café. (Dad's must be accompanied by a paying child).

 

 

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July

 

Wednesday 15 July, 11am and 1pm

Archaeology Treasures

Enjoy a tour around our Collections Centre discovering the archaeological treasures we store. Visitors will also see some of the Bredon Hill Coin Hoard being conserved. As part of the national Festival of Archaeology

These tours are offered free but places are limited and should be pre-booked on 01299 250416.

 

 

Saturday 18 July - Sunday 2 August (excluding Mondays)

Castle Explorers

Follow the trail around the Castle to discover the secrets of the past and the buildings and battlements that once stood here. As part of the national Festival of Archaeology

 

 

Thursday 30 July, gates open 5pm, performance begins 6.30pm  

Theatre at the Castle - Mr. Stink 


Hartlebury welcomes the ‘the stinkiest stinker who ever lived’ in our first ever outdoor theatre event for families.  Pack a picnic and join us for family fun and laughter as Heartbreak Productions own version of David Walliams' celebrated children’s book unfolds.

Advance Tickets: Adults £14 Children £7.50. School/Group Discounts are available.  Tickets can be pre-booked on 01299 250416.

 

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August

 

Tuesdays to Fridays throughout  August, 10.30-4pm

Holiday Funtime – Holiday Activities 

Join us for four fun weeks of creative craft activities for all the family. Three different activities will be on offer each day and have-a-go archery will be available on Tuesdays & Wednesdays. A charge of £2 per child, per day, applies to participate in the craft activities.

 

 

Bank Holiday Monday 31 August, 11am-5pm

Pirate School 

Come aboard the good ship Hartlebury and learn how to be a pirate including reading treasure maps, making pirate hats, jobs aboard ship, cannon drill, singing sea-shanties and how to talk 'pirate'

 

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September

 

 

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October

 

 

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November

 

 

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December

 

 

 

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