Droitwich Spa Heritage & Information Centre

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Droitwich Spa Heritage & Information Centre

Droitwich Spa Heritage & Information Centre
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dragonara2
Honiton, UK303 contributions
Realistic exhibits
Sep 2021
Although a small free to enter museum(donations welcome); thins museum has plenty of exhibits including enhanced realistic figures of skeletons found though the ages. The salt industry was key to the towns prosperity it is well illustrated in this museum plus a room on radio communications. Staff were informative and helpful and there are a few items to buy available plus tourist information.
Written 19 September 2021
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Patricia G
Worcester, UK982 contributions
Heart of historic Droitwich
Jul 2020 • Solo
Droitwich is rich in history, despite being a small town. The Heritage Centre is the place to discover its story over the centuries: from early Roman salt workers, to being the birthplace of St Richard de Wyche, and of Edward Winslow, baptised at St Peters Church, one of the Pilgrim Fathers who sailed to America in the 1600s, in the Mayflower. The town has a long association with the salt industry thanks to its natural underground brine resources. It was also a spa, famed for its therapeutic brine baths and therapies for rheumatic ailments. It was an important broadcasting centre during World War 2.
Information about all these things, and much more, can be found inside the Heritage Centre Museum, as well as a shop selling souvenirs. Outside, there are flowerbeds which are colourful all year round, but are especially magnificent in summer
Written 17 July 2020
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Jo K
Worcester, UK6,223 contributions
Christmas grotto and light switch on
Nov 2019 • Business
Jane and I from funky faces were face painting for the Christmas light switch on event in November.
The lion club volunteers are so helpful in running everything.
Everyone had a super time with Santa. All free or for a small donation to the lions club.
Written 23 November 2019
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Ibis_user
UK48 contributions
Ecellent small museum
Aug 2019
The Salt Museum and 'Droitwich calling' - the story of the BBC transmitters in the area - are well worth a visit. Staff seemed very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
Written 31 August 2019
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Paul F
Chesterfield, UK1,827 contributions
Excellent place with information and museum
Aug 2019
This is a very nice Tudor fronted (mock maybe) information and heritage centre. I popped in here to have a look for things to do in the local area. Couldn't spend to much time as we were on a tight time frame but it was a pleasant place to visit and gain info.

Museum looked good, had a quick glance around and want to come back to explore further.
Written 18 August 2019
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carolbrandrick
Droitwich, UK33 contributions
Treasure on the doorstep.
Jun 2019 • Family
My son & his 7 year old twins were visiting from New York for a few days. The twins lead very active, full lives in NY & I know from past visits that they need plenty of interesting experiences to prevent them from being bored.I'd been keeping a close eye on weather reports & finding that we had a slot of a free hour on a very rainy Tuesday last week we decided to take them to the Heritage Centre to make brass rubbings (which I'd already researched).
Staff (mostly volunteers) were welcoming.They explained the rubbing process very clearly. Paper & an assortment of waxes were provided.The children were able to make their own choice from an eclectic mixture of about a dozen brasses (from medieval/Tudor times) & set to work. One chose a Scottish Piper & the other Henry 8th.The actual process takes 15 - 20 mins.They each had to press really hard with the sides of the waxes onto the brass plates. For this reason, I don't think the activity is really suitable for under 7s- but I suppose any age would be pleased at their own efforts even if they didn't produce a worthwhile end result! The twins' daddy was so caught up that he also made a rubbing (George Washington).
Afterwards, staff carefully removed their rubbings from the brasses & rolled them up, securing with a rubber band. This was at a very reasonable cost of £1 pp. I'm going to frame the Henry 8th that my grandson gave me!
There are affordable souvenirs to purchase & the centre offers museum quiz packs at 30p ea plus other (more expensive) packs.
We didn't have time to see the museum (which is free) but I'll definitely return to do so.
The only draw back is that the centre has no parking but we parked for free in a nearby street & I'm aware that there are pay car parks nearby.It's also a fairly small venue & the rubbing area is arranged to seat only 4 at a time.
One could easily make a half day visit starting with the museum followed by brass rubbing followed by spending pocket money in the souvenir section. Staff are pleasant & knowledgable.
We've lived in Droitwich Spa for 25 years & I'd never noticed the heritage Centre before: a treasure on our doorstep - who knew?!
Written 4 July 2019
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whitey1962
Worcester, UK776 contributions
Convenient and great staff
Apr 2019 • Business
Popped into Droitwich recently and was told of all the attractions to visit by Debbie who was very knowledgable of the area.
Written 22 April 2019
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Peter H
Skipton, UK9 contributions
Fascinating Salt and Radio Museum with Tourist Information
Feb 2019 • Solo
While staying in Worcester I decided to spend a morning exploring Droitwich Spa. I was not aware of the Heritage Centre. What a pleasant surprise.

I learned much about the local salt industry.

The exhibition about the iconic BBC Droitwich radio aerials and the transmitters that broadcast via them was fascinating. The friendly visitor centre staff explained that this area, which includes several interactive exhibits, is curated by a few dedicated volunteers. The staff also explained the reasons for the physically crooked shops and buildings in the town centre.
Written 7 March 2019
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SP Copeland
17 contributions
interesting
Mar 2018
Set within the centre of droitwich opposite the spa towns library. This black and white grade listed building not only provides information about the town but also shows some of the artefacts from the towns heritage within the building. The staff are friendly and polite as well as being willing to help.
Written 22 January 2019
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Tibbertoncouple
Worcester, UK60 contributions
Obtaining local information
Oct 2018 • Couples
This building on the corner opposite the old Raven Hotel is the local tourist information centre and lots of events, sites are all promoted here. Transport info , no visitor to Droitwich Spa should miss a visit to this lovely building
Written 23 October 2018
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