As an independent charity, we rely on your entry fees, and any money you spend in the shop or café to preserve the Castle for the future. Being closed has had a significant impact our income and we are still at risk, but you can help. Please visit our Support Us page to find out how.

Hartlebury Castle will be re-opening from Saturday 4th July 2020 with the following opening hours:

Whole Site (Bishop’s Palace, Worcestershire County Museum & Grounds)
Friday: 10am – 5pm
(Last Entry 4pm)
Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 5pm (Last Entry 4pm)

Worcestershire County Museum Only
Tuesday – Thursday: 10am – 5pm
(Last Entry 4pm)
Where Worcestershire County Museum only is open, revised admission costs will be in place. These can be found below.

Our priority is the safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff.
click here to read our Covid-19 Visitor Information.

Opening Times

Whole Site (Bishop’s Palace, Worcestershire County Museum & Grounds)

Fridays 10am – 5pm
Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays 11am – 5pm
Last entry 4pm

Worcestershire County Museum Only

Tuesday – Thursday 10am – 5pm
Last entry 4pm

Hartlebury Castle Café

Hartlebury Castle Cafe will currently remain closed. You are welcome to bring your own picnic to enjoy in our outdoor areas. On occasion we will also be selling ice creams and cold drinks (subject to weather and volunteer availability).

Partial Closure Dates

Please note that on some days, due to private functions, the Bishops Palace, State Rooms and Grounds will be closed to visitors. On these days you can still visit the County Museum and learn all about the history of the County of Worcestershire.

Dates in 2020 when visitor access will be to the Museum only are:

  • Saturday 26th September
  • Saturday 10th October

Early Closures

On the below dates the Bishop’s Palace, State Rooms and Grounds will close early. The County Museum will still be open.

  • Saturday 1st August


Dogs are welcome into the Grounds and Reception building. Only Assistance dogs are allowed into the main Castle and outer buildings.

The cafe outdoor seating area has bowls of water available for your dog as you relax with a hot drink. Dogs may be taken through the main cafe to access this area.


Whole Site Admission

Available Friday – Sunday. Whole site admission prices include access to the Bishops Palace & State Rooms, Worcestershire County Museum, and the Castle Grounds.

Adult £9.50
Concession (over 60s & Students) £8.50
Child (aged 5-16) £5.50
Child under 5 Free
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) £26.00

Worcestershire County Museum Only Admission

Available Tuesday – Thursday only. On days where only the County Museum is open, our admission prices will be:

Adult £5.00
Concessions (over 60s & Students) £4.50
Children (aged 5-16) £3.00
Children under 5 Free
Family Ticket (2 adults & up to 3 children) £15.00

Grounds Only Admission

Available Friday – Sunday. For those of you who just want to visit the Castle grounds a grounds only ticket is available:

Adult £3.50
Concession (over 60s & Students) £3.00
Child (aged 5-16) £1.50
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children) £8.00
Family Grounds Annual Pass £20.00
Individual Grounds Annual Pass £10.00

Please note that Grounds Only tickets are not available on special event days.

Accessibility Guide

For full details about access across the site, please download our Accessibility Guide.

If you have any questions regarding access please call 01299 250416 or email

Visitor Facilities

  • Cafe serving a range of hot and cold meals. Visit The Hartlebury Castle Café page to see a menu.
  • Old Moat Coppice nature trail & picnic area offer a pleasant place for a stroll (outside museum boundaries, available at all times)
  • The Orchard Picnic Area is inside the museum and can be used for your own picnics
  • Visitor Reception building with a well-stocked gift shop
  • Lift to all floors
  • Museum is pushchair friendly or pushchairs can be left in the museum lobby if you prefer
  • Ample free parking
  • Easy access to the many walks and footpaths on Hartlebury Common, a rare area of upland heath

Find us

Hartlebury Castle,
DY11 7XZ

Booking, Groups & Events:
Phone: 01299 250416


Hartlebury Castle Preservation Trust is a registered charity and relies on the generosity and support of it’s visitors and the hard work of it’s amazing team of volunteers.

Every donation matters and makes a positive impact on the work the Trust is able to do.

Please text to donate

To donate £1, text CASTLE to 70201
To donate £3, text CASTLE to 70331
To donate £5, text CASTLE to 70970
To donate £10, text CASTLE to 70191



This is your opportunity to get involved and help us turn Hartlebury Castle into something really special. We couldn’t manage without our fantastic volunteers and we’re always looking for new people to join our friendly teams.

All you need is enthusiasm and a smile.


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