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Elgar Birthplace Museum

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Address: Crown East Lane | Lower Broadheath, Worcester WR2 6RH, England
Phone Number: 01905-333224
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Description: The birthplace of this famous composer now houses an extensive collection...
The birthplace of this famous composer now houses an extensive collection of Elgar memorabilia.
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A Delight!

We visited this delightfully museum when we were in the Worcester area recently and really enjoyed it. The garden at The Cottage is especially nice with Elgar's statue sitting on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We visited this delightfully museum when we were in the Worcester area recently and really enjoyed it. The garden at The Cottage is especially nice with Elgar's statue sitting on a bench looking out to his beloved Malvern Hills. There is so much of interest that it is impossible to take it all in! The cafe is small but you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Elgar's Birthplc Museum is a goldmine of inormat and interest. The audio guide , whch is given in the admission price,is extremely easy to opporate, gives an incredible amount of detail about his life, so that by the end of the visit the listener has really learnt about Elgar's life. The introductory film shown before hand also gives an overview... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We came across this lovely museum by chance, and seemed to be the only visitors. Staff were very welcoming, and the exhibits were interesting. We had audio guides to help us. Gift shop had lots of different items, mostly relating to Elgar of course. Well worth a visit.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I found the cottage and visitors centre interesting and well worth a visit and informative , the cafe was a littlen basic but the staff where most helpfull

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Shropshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

we stopped here on a visit to Worcester - it is very easy to find and has plenty of good parking. Staff were very welcoming and the shop has some lovely items to purchase. They don't have a separate café, but there is a coffee machine in the corner of the shop with tables and chairs and there are cakes... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Good for people who are fans of Elgar / classical music. The kids were a bit bored but it was interesting for adults

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We saw the little cottage place he was born, even the exact room he was born in! Lovely building and grounds.

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Visited on a cold November day, so not the best to appreciate the lovely garden. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. We took the audio tour and it gave a good insight into life of the man and the artifacts in the cottage. The stairs in the cottage were very steep and my elderly father could not manage... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We've been here twice but we've always run out of time to see everything, we're due to return soon. What a fascinating man Elgar was.

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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

On a glorious very warm autumn day, I arrived here by bus from Worcester bus station with a mile or so walk from the nearest bus stop. There is a bus that drops you outside but that would have only given me 2 1/2 hours here and I thought I might need longer. To look and listen to everything properly... More 

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