Hartlebury Castle is being transformed!

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We’re transforming the castle into a magnificent visitor attraction.

Come and explore this hidden gem in the Worcestershire countryside!

Hartlebury Castle is a Grade I listed hidden gem in the Worcestershire countryside that served as the Bishop of Worcester’s residence for over 1,000 years. The Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust has secured funding to transform this magnificent building into a unique visitor attraction combining the bishops’ rooms, the internationally significant Hurd Library, the gardens and the County Museum. Historic features will be conserved, the garden restored, interpretation developed, and visitor facilities will be improved with a new café, play area, and expanded car park. Over the next 12 months different aspects of the site will open for visitors to enjoy and a programme of activities will allow the public to take part in this momentous journey.

The County Museum will be open throughout this period, with access to their amazing collections and atmospheric room sets. Find out more about Museum Worcestershire’s collections and everything you need to know to plan your visit on the Museums Worcestershire website.


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Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust is a registered charity that was set up to preserve Hartlebury Castle for future generations to explore and fall in love with. With the support of HLF and Museums Worcestershire enough money has been raised to purchase the Castle and start the work to turn it into an amazing visitor attraction.


Now your help is needed to turn the Castle into something really special. This is your opportunity to get involved in the journey to transform Hartlebury Castle. Every donation has an impact on what the Trust is able to achieve.

There are a number of ways that you can donate to the project:



We want Hartlebury Castle to grow into a major visitor attraction for Worcestershire. Our ambitious plans need your help and support. We need people with determination and commitment who will work together to help us deliver our vision.

Volunteers are central to the future success of Hartlebury Castle.


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