The Elgar Birthplace Museum

LOCATION

WORCESTER, WORCESTERSHIRE

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Our View

Elgar's Birthplace cottage is set in the heart of the beautiful countryside he knew and loved so much. The Elgar Centre was opened in 2000, to complement the historic Birthplace Cottage and to provide additional exhibition space for more treasures from this unique collection, telling the story of Elgar's musical development and inspirations. Listen to his music as the audio tour guides you round the easily accessible displays.

The Elgar Birthplace Museum
Crown East Lane, Lower Broadheath, WORCESTER, WR2 6RH
Phone : 01905 333224

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
Accessibility
  • Elgar centre fully accessible, Birthplace Cottage has steps & narrow stairs/doorways
  • Facilities: Large print guides, audio facilities, wheelchair
  • Accessible toilets
Opening Times
  • Opening Times: See website for details

About The area

Discover Worcestershire

Worcestershire is a county of rolling hills, save for the flat Vale of Evesham in the east and the prominent spine of the Malverns in the west. Nearly all of the land is worked in some way; arable farming predominates – oilseed rape, cereals and potatoes – but there are concentrated areas of specific land uses, such as market gardening and plum growing.

Worcester is the county town, and home to Worcestershire County Cricket Club, which has what some regard as the most attractive grounds in the country, in a delightful setting with views of Worcester Cathedral. The Malverns, Great and Little, set on the slopes of the Malvern Hills, are renowned for their refinement. Great Malvern, terraced on its hillside site, came to prominence as a genteel spa for well-to-do Victorians, rivalling the likes of Bath, Buxton and Cheltenham with its glorious surroundings.

Sir Edward Elgar was a Worcester man, and his statue stands on the High Street, facing the cathedral. The cottage where he was born is now a museum and he is commemorated on the £20 note. Other notable Worcestershire figures include poet A E Housman, chocolate magnate George Cadbury; and Lea and Perrins, inventors of Worcestershire sauce.

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