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Elgar Birthplace Museum

Crown East Lane | Lower Broadheath, Worcester WR2 6RH, England
01905-333224
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Ranked #3 of 36 Attractions in Worcester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums
Description: The birthplace of this famous composer now houses an extensive collection of Elgar memorabilia.
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We arrived 10minutes early as we hadn't realized the museum didn't open until 11am. However the very friendly woman at the front desk saw us at the door and let us in so we started with a cup of coffee in the foyer. The museum consists of 2 parts - a small modern buiding with exhibits and the actual Elgar... More

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Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Love going to Croome. Always have a good walk round the park and tea and cake in the 1940's airmens' mess style cafe afterwards.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

A lovely collection of memorabilia of Elgar's life and works. Well worth spending a couple of hours looking and listening.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Very interesting, volunteers were so friendly and helpful. Parking was easy and free. Can even get a coffee or cup of tea. We're very helpful to us as one of our members was in a wheelchair.

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Gouda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

It's not that we were especially interested in the composer Elgar, but we never miss an opportunity to visit the birthplace of a famous artist. It gives such an insight in the person and his/her work. Elgars Birhtplace Museum did all that. We loved it. And his music.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Obviously this is primarily a place of interest to those who like Elgar's music and are interested in his life. Although Elgar lived in many places during his lifetime, this cottage, where he was born, is the focus for exhibits from throughout his lifetime. The cottage is beautifully preserved, with an English cottage garden, which has a bench with a... More

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Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Very good value. You get an audio set with head phones so as you go around you put in the number shown on the display and the items will be explained to you. It plays excerpts from his works. Watched a short video first. Then went to his house and garden. Bronze statue of him on a seat at the... More

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Malvern Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Elgar Birthplace Museum is a lovely place with each room more fascinating than the next but the loveliest of all was the apple orchard next to the car park.

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

From our first arrival in the well designed car park, to the lovely welcome by knowledgeable , friendly staff, this was going to prove a very worthwhile visit. The free audio phones + reasonable entry charge for seniors of £6.50 pp meant that we got the maximum benefit from the visit. The house and garden are small and modest, but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We found this visit very moving. It was thoughtfully laid out giving you a real insight into the man as well as the musician. The weather was sunny and warm enabling us to really appreciate the garden. Staff were not only helpful but also knowledgeable. The shop had a great variety of things to chose from ranging from expensive to... More

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