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Worcestershire County Museum

Hartlebury, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 7XZ

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A photo of Hartlebury Castle from above, showing the nature reserve.

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Visit Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle and discover over 1,000 years of history.

Discover the past as you journey through the castle and museum, and explore the spacious grounds set in the beautiful Worcestershire countryside.

From captivating costume and vibrant vardos (gypsy caravans) to fascinating archaeology and children's toys, there is something for everyone. There are regular family craft events and trails to enjoy, outdoor cinema screenings, and lots more through the year.

The lovely gift shop, Hayley's Café, picnic area and nature reserve all add up to a great day out!

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Please note Hartlebury Castle is open February to December, closing for the month of January every year.

Occasionally Hartlebury Castle and Grounds are closed for a wedding or private functions. On these dates you can still visit the County Museum at a reduced cost - please visit Hartlebury Castle's website for further information.

 

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Please find all latest admission costs on Hartlebury Castle's website: https://hartleburycastle.com/plan-your-visit

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      Map & Directions

      Road Directions

      From Worcester: Take the A449 road signed to Kidderminster and continue for approximately 8 miles. The left turn to Hartlebury village and the County Museum occurs immediately after the second traffic island. Proceed through Hartlebury village, turning left in front of the White Hart public house. The right turn to Hartlebury Castle is 50 metres from the White Hart. From Kidderminster: Leave Kidderminster on the A449 road to Worcester. Continue for approximately 3 miles, passing two sets of traffic lights. After the second set of traffic lights take the next turn right, signed to Stourport and the County Museum. Continue on this road past the village school and White Hart public house. The right turn to Hartlebury Castle is 50 metres from the White Hart. From the M5: Exit motorway at Junction 6 and follow signs for the A449 to Kidderminster. At the next traffic island continue follwing the A449 to Kidderminster (third exit) for approximately 8 miles. The left turn to Hartlebury village and the County Museum occurs immediately after the second traffic island. Proceed through Hartlebury village, turning left in front of the White Hart public house. The right turn to Hartlebury Castle is 50 metres from the White Hart.

      Public Transport Directions

      Hartlebury Castle is situated approximately 3-4 miles from Kidderminster, where main bus and train stations are located.  For local bus information please plan your visit here.  There is a small unmanned train station in Hartlebury, the museum is approximately a 20-minute walk from the station; train times vary. The nearest Shopmobility scheme is in Worcester – tel: 01905 610523.

      Facilities

      Accessibility

      • Accessible toilets - •Dedicated car parking spaces and toilet facilities are available
      • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - •An external glass lift allows all visitors access to every floor of the Museum. •The shop, cafe and Orchard picnic area are all wheelchair accessible.
      • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - •Hearing Loops are provided in Shop, Reception and Video Introduction
      • Guide Dogs Permitted -  Assistance dogs are welcome in the Museum and drinking water can be provided, please ask a member of staff. Non-assistance dogs can be walked in the Old Moat Coppice nature reserve (note this area is not recommended for wheelchairs).
      • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - •Dedicated car parking spaces and toilet facilities are available.  Three designated disabled bays are adjacent to Visitor Reception and are clearly signposted. The interior of the bays are 230cm wide and including the hatched area to the right the bays are 366cm wide.  A disabled car parking space can be reserved by telephoning in advance. • Taxi firms with wheelchair accessible taxis operating in the local area are Regency Taxis 01562 66666 P & P Central 01562 825522 Albany Taxis 01562 823333 Central Taxis 01562 825522 Hollands Taxis 01562 824777
      • Ramp / Level Access -  Access to the Visitor Reception from the car park is via a level path of concrete flags running alongside the front of the building.  Rear access to vehicles can be obtained once parked in the designated disabled spaces.  There are no barriers, speed bumps or traffic-calming measures.

      Leisure Facilities

      • Shop

      Parking & Transport

      • Parking (free)

      Provider Features

      • In countryside

      Target Markets

      • Family Fun

      Tours and Demonstrations

      • Educational Visits Accepted

      Opening Times

      1 Feb 2022 - 31 Dec 2022

      * Open Tuesday - Sunday; CLOSED Monday. Hartlebury Castle is open February to December, closing for the month of January every year.

      Occasionally Hartlebury Castle and Grounds are closed for a wedding or private functions. On these dates you can still visit Worcestershire County Museum for a reduced admission cost; please find further information on Hartlebury Castle's website: https://hartleburycastle.com/plan-your-visit.

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