Exhibition: Ladies fashion 1066 to the1980s

Marvel at intricate costume creation, in a wonderful display of Barbie dolls dressed in period outfits, highlighting  fashion through the ages. 'An accurate depiction of the change in ladies dress from 1066-1980s' was designed and created by Lisa Smith. The exhibition, on display in the Great Hall, showcases the changes in fashion and ladieswear across [...]

Terrific Teddies & Toys

Bring your favourite teddy bear along for a picnic! Join us on Bank Holiday Monday 31 May to join our teddy bear friends for some fun and games around Hartlebury Castle! Book a storytelling session – Hear all about where teddies go when their children are asleep! Ian Craigan will be telling ‘Adventures on Top Toy Island’ [...]

Terrific Teddies and Toys: Children’s Craft Activities

Bring your favourite teddy bear along for a picnic! Join our teddy bear friends for some fun and games around Hartlebury Castle! Join a teddy bear hunt around the Castle, and craft your own jumping Jack teddy and peg toy – children can pick up a craft bag to make their teddy in our orchard rooms [...]

Father’s Day – Free Entry for Dads!

Treat Dad this Father's Day with a visit to Hartlebury Castle! Enjoy free entry for dads when accompanied by a paying child and see beautiful classic cars in the Carriage Circle from Stourbridge Pre-War Car Club.

Gnome on the Roam

Join us for a brand new, gnome-filled, family event! Adopt and decorate your own gnome! Give them a name (Gnomer Simpson, Eamon Gnomes...), before taking them on mini adventures around the Castle as you follow the gnome trail and listen to exciting tales from Gustav the gnome. How many gnomes will you spot on [...]

Celebrate the 1950s at Hartlebury Castle

1950s celebration: Lavish Living exhibition grand opening Join us for the launch of our new exciting exhibition Lavish Living: Worcestershire in the 1950s. Staff and volunteers will be dressed in 50s style and visitors are welcome to join in – there will be a prize for the best dressed! Get into the swing of things [...]

Bluebird Belles – Songs from the Fantastic 50s

Celebrate classic sounds of the fantastic 50s with the amazing Bluebird Belles. Relax in the picturesque Carriage Circle and be transported back to the 1950s as you listen to popular hits of the decade such as Que Sera, Shake Rattle & Roll and All Shook Up. Come along with family & friends, bring a [...]

£6.00

Outdoor Concert: An American in Paris

The event is going ahead this evening. The forecast for the Hartlebury and Stourport area is dry. Be transported to the USA as Kimichi Symphony Orchestra presents Songs from Gershwin, West Side Story Symphonic dances and more in their concert of American music from spectacular composers. Bring family & friends, a picnic, blanket and [...]

Free – £12.50

Summer Fun: Radiant Rainbows

Enjoy fun hands-on craft activities that you can take home and follow the family trail around the Castle. This week, our craft activities are: Create a rainbow mobile Make a rainbow stained glass inspired window decoration. Normal whole site admission fees apply, plus £2 for craft activities.

Outdoor Theatre: The FURTHER Adventures of Doctor Dolittle

Illyria are delving into Hugh Lofting's amazing stories to bring you a brand-new musical adaptation of the Doctor Dolittle's FURTHER adventures with Jip the Dog, Dab Dab the Duck, Gub Gub the Pig, Polynesia the Parrot. Where in the world will they go? Will they even stay on this world?! Which new animals [...]

£10.54 – £50.59

POSTPONED – Bat Walk

Please be aware, we have postponed this event and merged it with our Bat Walk on Saturday 4th September at 7.45pm.  Please click here to book tickets. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Encounter our night-time flying friends as you enjoy a pleasant evening stroll in the beautiful grounds of Hartlebury Castle to learn about [...]

Summer Fun: Gypsy Caravans

Enjoy fun hands-on craft activities that you can take home and follow the family trail around the Castle. This week, our craft activities are inspired by our fabulous Gypsy Caravan collection, which you can see on your visit around the Castle! This week children can: Create your own book to fill with inspiration from our [...]

Summer Fun: Nature in Harmony

Enjoy fun hands-on craft activities to take home and follow the family trail around the Castle as part of our Summer Fun holiday activities. This week children can enjoy: Pebble Painting Create a Jingle Stick Normal whole site admission fees apply, plus £2 for activities

Summer Fun: Creating Dinosaurs

Enjoy fun hands-on craft activities to take home and follow the family trail around the Castle as part of our Summer Fun holiday activities. This week children can have a go at these rawrsome activities: Create a clay dinosaur Make a sunset dinosaur scene with marbling ink Normal whole site admission fees apply, plus £2 [...]

Summer Fun: Crafty Pirates

Enjoy fun hands-on craft activities to take home and follow the family trail around the Castle as part of our Summer Fun holiday activities. This week children can get crarrrghfty with pirate themed activities: Create a Pirate Spoon Pal Make a Wine Cork Pirate Ship Normal whole site admission fees apply, plus £2 for activities

Swashbuckling Fun!

Put on your best pirate costume and join us for swashbuckling fun sessions this August Bank Holiday! between 11.30am and 2.30pm. Can you win the competition for the best dressed pirate? Follow the pirate trail around the museum and take part in crafts (no extra charge)! Under cover picnic area will be available on the [...]

21st Century ABBA

Chapterhouse presents one of the most entertaining and exhilarating events of the summer with music from one of the UKs finest ABBA tributes 21st Century Abba. Experience an evening of hit after hit with songs you know and love from Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Take a Chance on Me, Super Trouper to many, many more. 21st [...]

£18.70 – £72.08

Bat Walk

Encounter our night-time flying friends as you enjoy a pleasant evening stroll in the beautiful grounds of Hartlebury Castle to learn about bats! Visitors will be introduced to habitats where bats can be found by Phil Playford and members of the Worcestershire Bat Group, who will lead you on a gentle walk around the grounds. [...]

£5.50

Heritage Open Days – Free Entry

Explore Hartlebury Castle for free and discover the captivating stories about the Bishops of Worcester, the fascinating history of Worcestershire county and the wonderful wildlife around its grounds. Home to the Bishops of Worcester from c. 850 – 2007, Hartlebury Castle is made up of the Bishop’s Palace sharing the stories of those who lived [...]

Witch & Wizard School – Half Term Activities

Calling all budding witches and wizards! Dress up in your favourite spooky costume and join in our Halloween Fun! Carve a pumpkin, follow the fangtastic pumpkin trail, make a wand to cast spells, and stir up a potion ready for Halloween! Join our Witch & Wizard School Spooky Classes at 12pm (excluding Friday) and 2pm [...]

Christmas at the Castle

Christmas at the Castle returns to bring festive cheer to all the family! Explore the Castle with the halls decked for Christmas, can you spot that cheeky Elf on the Shelf on your way around? Head into the Victorian Classroom to write a letter to Santa and partake in some Christmas crafts. Meet Joey [...]

A Merry Musical Christmas

Gather your family and friends, and join us at Hartlebury Castle for an evening of merrymaking and Christmas cheer! As you make your way down the driveway you may catch a glimpse of what awaits, the Bishops Palace illuminated with colourful lights for the first time. Take in the display before heading inside to [...]

£10.45

Worcestershire Artists Exhibition – Evening Preview

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Experience the exhibition after dark with the castle decorated for Christmas. Browse the displays with a complimentary glass of mulled wine and find the perfect gift. Enjoy a variety of arts and crafts including oils, pastels, watercolour, acrylics, pencil, quilting, embroidery, wood turning, cards, engraved glass, stained glass, printmaking, & jewellery. Many of the [...]

£5.50

Worcestershire Artists Exhibition

Browse wonderful works by local artists in the Great Hall, and pick up the perfect gift for Christmas! Enjoy a variety of arts and crafts including oils, pastels, watercolour, acrylics, pencil, quilting, embroidery, wood turning, cards, engraved glass, stained glass, printmaking, & jewellery. Many of the artworks will be for sale, allowing you to [...]

An Introduction to Calligraphy with Peter Lloyd

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Try your hand at calligraphy in this intimate artist masterclass with Peter Lloyd. Spaces are very limited, so reserve today to avoid disappointment. Peter Lloyd, a local artist, and calligrapher, will be at the Worcestershire Artist Exhibition. Peter's work is inspired by nature, history, and the arts. He also works to commission. £10 per person, [...]

Free

Botanical Drawing Masterclass with Gillian Talbot

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Learn to draw beautiful Worcestershire flora with Gillian Talbot in this intimate drawing workshop. Spaces are limited so reserve your place today to avoid disappointment. Gillian is an award-winning artist who specialises in watercolour, coloured pencil and china painting. £10 per person, paid in cash on the day to the artist. Cost includes materials.

Free

Learn to Draw with David Birtwhistle

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Have a go at learning the art of drawing with the wonderful David Birtwhistle. You will spend the afternoon drawing two objects from the Castle with guidance and tips from David. Learning the fundamentals of drawing will inspire and aid you in your drawing journey. Spaces are very limited so book today to avoid disappointment! [...]

Free

A Christmas Wassail

Begin your Christmas celebrations in the best way possible with the Crescent's ever-popular Wassail - a show with enough Christmas spirit to last all year! Returning to Hartlebury Castle with another fantastic performance, enjoy a festive feast of music, comedy and spoken word - all brought together to warm your spirits with the magic of [...]

Concert: The Snowman

Celebrate Christmas with an afternoon of family festive music. Join Worcestershire Winds Concert Band, and enjoy fun seasonal pieces with the family, before listening to Raymond Briggs' beloved tale of The Snowman, narrated by Jill Norman and accompanied by music from the film. Plus, meet Santa during the interval! Programme: Act One The Sleigh Ride Leroy [...]

£5.50 – £8.80

Enchanted Castle

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Enchanted Castle Family fun this February half term with enchanted themed crafts and pixie door trail! This February half term, bring the family to the Castle dressed up in your favourite fairy tale outfits, make enchanted themed crafts, including designing and decorating your own pixie door to take home.  Pick up an [...]

Curator Talk: Costume Through the Ages

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Costume Through the Ages Do you have a passion for fashion, an eye for design or an interest in the history of clothing? Join Curatorial Officer Claire Cheshire for a 1 hour talk and tour of our exciting new exhibition, Captivating Costumes. Sashay through three centuries of fabulous costume in [...]

Curator Talk: Behind the Scenes at the Collections Centre

Behind the Scenes at the Collections Centre Did you know only a small amount of a museums collection is ever on display at one time? Join curators Claire Cheshire & Deb Fox for a 90 minute tour of the Museums Worcestershire collections centre on Hartlebury Trading Estate. Discover some of [...]

Shakespeare’s Macbeth

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

“SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES...” Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath.  But once he hears their prophecies of greatness he’s gripped by murderous thoughts that urge him on to slaughter and to madness. Shakespeare’s darkest of tales, of vaulting ambition and its dreadful consequences, is brought [...]

£8.50 – £13.00

Mother’s Day

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Mother's Day at Hartlebury Castle Free admission for all Mums this Mother's Day with a paying child of any age (unless child is under 5). Treat Mum to a special day out this year with a trip to Hartlebury Castle and Worcestershire County Museum. Take time to wander the beautiful, historic grounds [...]

Spring Crafts at Hartlebury Castle

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Spring Crafts Week 1 Get creative this Spring! Join us during the Easter break where you will be making Easter wreaths and decorating pots and planting seeds! These crafts will be available between the 12th and 14th April. Activities take place inside (in case we have those April showers) [...]

Easter Eggstravaganza!

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Easter Eggstravaganza Looking for an eggcellent way to celebrate Easter? Look no further! Bring your eggsplorers to Hartlebury Castle for a cracking good time! Explore the beautiful grounds of the Castle as you hunt for the hidden Easter eggs and surprises! Make sure to report back to our friendly [...]

£5.00

Spring Crafts at Hartlebury Castle

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Spring Crafts Week 2 Get creative this Spring! Join us during the Easter break where you will be creating daffodils and painting stones! These crafts will be available between the 19th and 21st April. Activities take place inside (in case we have those April showers) and all materials [...]

Curator Talk: Glove Affair – Inside the Glove Factory

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Glove Affair - Inside the Glove Factory Visit the Collections Centre at Hartlebury, and meet some of the Glove Affair project team and check on progress towards construction of a glove factory, filled with working original machines and tools.  After seeing how the gloves were made, our Textile Curator will showcase some examples [...]

Encanto Sing-a-long and Crafts!

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Sing-a-long and Crafts! Come along and enjoy singing and crafts inspired Encanto! Let’s Talk About… coming dressed as your favourite Disney character and sing-along to your favourite songs and make your own musical shaker and clicky clacky castanets! All crafts will be indoors, and materials provided. Sing along sessions are at 12.00, 2.00 [...]

Outdoor Cinema: Encanto

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

Encanto Outdoor Cinema Bring your family to the Bishop's House to see the magical family Madrigal and the enchanted Casita this May Bank Holiday! Everyone fell in love with the latest Disney release, Encanto! Come and experience it on the big screen surrounded by your own wonderful family and friends. This is [...]

Outdoor Cinema: The Greatest Showman

Hartlebury Castle Hartlebury, Worcestershire

The Greatest Showman Outdoor Cinema See The Greatest Showman on the big screen at Hartlebury Castle! Bring picnic blankets and low backed chairs and settle down for an evening of the greatest entertainment! The Greatest Showman continues to delight audiences across the country and we're excited to be screening this feel-good film [...]

Antiques & Collectors Fair

Antiques & Collectors Fair, 9am - 3pm Browse a wonderful variety of stalls offering quality, collectable and eclectic items in this wonderful Antiques and Collectors Fair! Speak to dealers and stallholders as you explore a wide range of items, including the unique and unusual. Discover historical wonders in a wonderful historic setting. Organised [...]

Curator Talk: Rediscovering the County’s Art Collection

Join our curators to hear about Worcestershire’s art collection. As this small collection has been recently cleaned and researched there are plenty of stories and history to share. Tours run 11am – 12pm. Cost £8.50 pp Booking: 01299 250416 Email: museum@worcestershire.gov.uk Collection Store Tour: Rediscovering Worcestershire's Art Collection