Worcestershire County Museum

Worcestershire County Museum is a local museum located within Hartlebury Castle in Hartlebury, Worcestershire, England, near the City of Worcester. The Museum is one of three sites run by Museums Worcestershire, a Museums Service run in partnership between Worcester City Council and Worcestershire County Council.[1]

Worcestershire County Museum
Hartlebury Castle museum visitor reception - geograph.org.uk - 1558381.jpg
Established1966 (1966)
LocationHartlebury Castle, Hartlebury, Worcestershire, England
Coordinates52°20′21″N 2°14′31″W / 52.3392°N 2.2420°W / 52.3392; -2.2420
Typelocal museum

The County Museum's displays and objects originally came from the personal collection of the Parker family who lived at Tickenhill Manor, Bewdley.[2] Their intention was to represent folk customs and trades of Worcestershire, and they donated almost 30 tonnes of historic materials.[3] In 1964, the north wing of Hartlebury Castle was re-purposed for the County Museum and it opened to the public there in 1966.

The collections include archaeological items, costumes, domestic objects, and toys.[4] There are also a Victorian schoolroom and a Transport Gallery. Other facilities include a nature reserve, cafe, and gift shop.[5]


  1. ^ "About Us". Museums Worcestershire. 13 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Tickenhill Collection". Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Tickenhill Collection – Research Worcestershire". Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  4. ^ Worcestershire County Museum, Hartlebury, A History of the World, BBC, UK.
  5. ^ Worcestershire County Museum Shop, Crafts Council, UK.

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