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Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle

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Address: Stourport Rd, Hartlebury, Kidderminster DY11 7XZ, England
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+44 1299 250416
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11:00 - 05:00
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 05:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 05:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Worcestershire County Museum, housed in historic Hartlebury Castle,...

Worcestershire County Museum, housed in historic Hartlebury Castle, explores the wonders of Worcestershire through displays of social history, costume, archaeology and an extensive collection of horse drawn vehicles and gypsy caravans. Evocative room sets from different eras also help visitors to discover what life was like for our ancestors. Various family events take place throughout the year. The site also has a café, shop, nature reserve & picnic areas.

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Splendid little museum.

Visited this splendid understated museum for the first time today. The collection is presented with plenty of clever ideas to grab kids attention. Highlights were the array of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Karen G
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this splendid understated museum for the first time today. The collection is presented with plenty of clever ideas to grab kids attention. Highlights were the array of gypsy caravans, toys and doll houses. There is a school house and a room dedicated to the castles time as a war hospital. All in all a surprisingly excellent couple or hours.

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having been disappointed with my visit with 7 year old grand-daughter to Birmingham museum I found everything I could wish for here. Interaction in abundance. Laundry room, kitchen, school room with everything explained in detail. Treasure hunt we had it all. A truly great day out.

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Thank mhejones
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is one of my favourite places to take my grandchildren on a visit during school holidays. There is always a range of activities going on and couple the activity programme with a very varied museum, you will find that there is plenty to do all day long. The Romany caravans are stunning and the translated words allow us to... More 

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great little castle/ house with an interesting range of exhibits from gypsy caravans to 1st world war army and VAD nursing.

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Thank Andlev
Stourbridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

A really interesting place to visit - even on a rainy day. Lots of interactive exhibits and great information in all the rooms. Staff were really helpful and very patient with the children and there is a small shop with lots of pocket money items. There is a cafe, but it is closed until Feb half term. Would definitely come... More 

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Thank Jennymo12
Hartlebury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I've been past the drive to this Museum many times and never called in. When I did I was amazed, a magnificent array of Gypsy caravans, a Castle 3 motor car, built in Kidderminster ( I think the only complete model left in the World.) Lovely social history galleries and other galleries too numerous to mention. Our 2 year old... More 

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Thank ssmith62016
Stoke-on-trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I've never seen so many gypsy/traveller caravans - a truly interesting collection. But this museum has something for everyone. We were four adults and learned a lot. But children and families will also love it. Be prepared to spend time there - so much to see and a very pleasant cafe for refreshments. The museum staff went out of their... More 

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A great day out for all the family with loads of very intresting things to see and do. This Museum had some beautiful gypsy caravans and horsr drawn carriage on display.

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Bromsgrove
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We have passed this museum/castle on numerous occasions but today we were scratching our heads as to where to take our youngest grandson that would interest a pair of wrinklies and a (near) 3 year old. For a ridiculously low entry fee of £2.50 for OAPs and nothing to pay for Jo we were not expecting too much. We were... More 

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stourbridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Stunning day at museum. Plenty for children/grandchildren to do at special holiday event. The volunteers were very helpful and friendly. They went out of their way to help with my mobility scooter. Great lift plenty of room. Worth a visit when not an event day. Next event day is October then early December 2016. I am definitely going back.

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