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Elgar Birthplace Museum

Elgars Birthplace Crown East Lane | Lower Broadheath, Broadheath WR2 6RH, England
+44 1905 333330
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Amazing insight into one of our foremost composers...

This is an excellent place to visit, particularly if you are a lover of Elgar's music. Recently a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Christopher D
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Shipley, United Kingdom
The National Trust seems to have lost its way with this one.

I visited Elgar's birth place before the National Trust took it over and spent some time there. For... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2017
jillandgeorgeroberts
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Baltimore, Ireland
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The birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar, now in the stewardship of the National Trust, houses an extensive collection of Elgar memorabilia.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Elgars Birthplace Crown East Lane | Lower Broadheath, Broadheath WR2 6RH, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an excellent place to visit, particularly if you are a lover of Elgar's music. Recently a National Trust property, a lot of work has gone into making this a rich experience. The staff we encountered were very friendly and extremely knowledgeable.

Thank Christopher D
Reviewed October 27, 2017

I visited Elgar's birth place before the National Trust took it over and spent some time there. For me one of the most enjoyable aspects was to be able to hear his music excepts, through individual earphones and recognise less well known pieces. It was...More

2  Thank jillandgeorgeroberts
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

The National Trust has only recently taken over Elgars birthplace and one of the volunteers said it is still work in progress. The visitors centre is excellent and I recommend the 20 mins short film before visiting the cottage, which is by timed ticket as...More

Thank Cookiescot
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

Some of the most recent reviews are so thorough and accurate there is no need to duplicate the same material. As an Elgar “fan” this visit was a surprisingly moving experience. I tend to skip films when visiting places of interest, but the one shown...More

1  Thank FPrefect
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

I was really impressed with the newly reorganised and reopened Elgar Birthplace and Museum near Worcester. The house itself is full of character and is very well kept amd the visitors' centre smart and welcoming. Excellent film about Elgar's life amd work and informative displays...More

Thank NigelE18
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Small but interesting place. Birthplace of Elgar, you get a feeling for how the family lived here. Learnt lots about Elgar. Staff were very informative and loved to talk about Elgar and the cottage. Still battling with the rising damp and were repainting windows before...More

Thank Elizabeth526
Reviewed October 14, 2017

The village of Broadheath is charming and Edward Elgar was born and went to school here. His father had a music shop in nearby Worcester. The Elgar museum was closed for renovations when we visited, alas, but it was lovely to see the cottage in...More

Thank V581ZSdonb
Reviewed October 14, 2017

Good visitor centre with modern displays and facilities. Tells the life story of Sir Edward Elgar, would have been nice to hear his music on entry to the visitor centre or in the tea room. The cottage is a short walk away and is lovely,...More

Thank 544jules
Reviewed October 14, 2017

Went to this newly added venue to the National Trust. Lovely little cottage, still being added to and worked on, lot's of information about the man himself, very interesting place, you can view a film about the family, he was a very interesting man, I'm...More

Thank NoahBirmingham
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

We visited twice before this centre was taken on by the National Trust. Very little has changed except decluttering of the cottage. All in all it's well worth a visit especially if you are an Elgar fan. The intro video is very good and informative...More

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