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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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Delightful Cottage Garden

Whether interested in his music or merely curious, this is a delightful museum to visit. The Visitor Centre is small and compact yet offers some fascinating artefacts from Elgar's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Whether interested in his music or merely curious, this is a delightful museum to visit. The Visitor Centre is small and compact yet offers some fascinating artefacts from Elgar's life. I was particularly interested in the large volume showing his musical score - can't remember what the piece was, but wonderful nonetheless. It is a rare opportunity to see the... More 

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

A small museum consisting of a modern visitors centre and a cottage where Elgar was born. managed by well informed and very helpful volunteers. this was a delight. Not busy so a very comfortable visit watching the video , exhibits and visiting the house and garden. The Audio commentary with music was very informative. Learnt loads .

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a wonderful place, full of information and music. An audio guide is included in the price and well worth using taking advantage of. The museum is in two parts, the new area being wheelchair friendly but the cottage, not so. There is a modern area that you enter first and here you can watch a video that I... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Loved the headphones and music aspect as we went round. The new visitor centre compliments the cottage perfectly. Great volunteer staff, most helpful and knowledgeable. Some outside, garden worth spending time in, so pick a dry day.

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

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
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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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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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