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Elgar Birthplace Museum

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Address: Elgars Birthplace Crown East Lane | Lower Broadheath, Worcester WR2 6RH, England
Phone Number: +44 1905 333224
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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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Edward Elgar, composer of Land of Hope & Glory, and one of the glories of England, is celebrated here. I would have been so disappointed if I'd missed out on seeing the wonderful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Edward Elgar, composer of Land of Hope & Glory, and one of the glories of England, is celebrated here. I would have been so disappointed if I'd missed out on seeing the wonderful exhibits that are on display here

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Worcestershire
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103 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Classical music lovers will really enjoy this museum. Large car park, excellent friendly welcome, very interesting artefacts and information on Elgar's life. The little cottage where he was born is a gem and the garden a treat too with views across to the Malverns. We were told that the Museum is scheduled to become National Trust. On another point, the... More 

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Thank Canoldir
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

As big fans of classical music this is a great place to learn more about and the man and his music. I visited here over a decade back, the included audio guides and video have given this attraction improved value since then. The visitors centre is well laid out and its lovely to be able to listen to excerpts of... More 

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Thank Andythebaggie
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Been there with my hubby a few years ago. Beautiful building and fascinating history. Saw the upstairs room where Elgar was born.

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Thank Phil H
Peterston-super-Ely
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Always wanted to go, but sometimes these places disappoint. This museum certainly did not for me. Houses are just buildings, but with all the personal possessions and the well laid out museum, I felt I was transported back to his time. I went the day after the Last Night of the Proms which was a coincidence, but the feelings of... More 

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Thank Graham C
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This was a very interesting place to visit. We spent much longer than expected there! the video at the beginning was very informative.

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Thank Jrfamily15
Knutsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I'd recommend this pleasant little house and museum. The staff are friendly and helpful, it's peaceful, and you learn a lot about Elgar himself.

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Thank anglicano
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

It was a most pleasant surprise to find the Elgar Birthplace Museum just 3.5 miles away from our hotel in Bransford. The site consists of a modern (2000) visitor centre, the Elgar Birthplace Cottage and Garden. I found the staff in the Visitor Centre very helpful. The portable audio guide worked perfectly, giving me audio descriptions of many objects -... More 

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The cottage is well laid out with many of Elgar's possessions. The (relatively new) museum has a wonderful collection of extracts of his manuscripts as well. The introductory video is good if you are new to Elgar, and want an introduction to who he was, and his work.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

I went with friends for an Elgar Day. The lecture was interesting, lunch was appalling, the first people into the buffet piled their plates, so we at the rear only had crisps and grapes, not a lot for £5 a head. The gardens is attractive and of course their is a gift shop selling his music.

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