The Worcestershire County Museum
The County Museum occupies the North Wing of Hartlebury Castle, home to the Bishops
of Worcester for over a thousand years. The Castle, largely constructed of local
red sandstone, was substantially re-
The Museum includes several reconstructed room settings that recall the North Wing's previous use as domestic offices. Visiting school children can once again use the scullery and laundry to prepare food and wash clothes by hand, and learn more about the hard life of the nineteenth century servant from Mrs Gibbs, the Castle's stern housekeeper. Elsewhere in the building there are furnished rooms from the Georgian and late Victorian periods, and an evocative nursery high in the Castle's eves.
The displays reflect the breadth and depth of the Museum's collection, amassed over 35 years and now consisting of over 80,000 objects. Themes span the years between the Roman occupation and the twentieth century, and provide an insight into the county's past, when Dudley, parts of Birmingham and areas of present day Gloucestershire all lay within Worcestershire's boundaries. Industries that created the county's wealth, the social life of the inhabitants and the schooling given to its sons and daughters are illustrated by rich collections of objects and information.
Selections from two of the Museum's better-
Worcestershire County Museum
Hartlebury Nr Kidderminster Worcestershire
Tel: 01299 250416
Fax: 01299 251890
Email us: Hartlebury Museum
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Tuesday to Friday
Weekends & Bank Holiday Mondays.