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Elgar Birthplace Museum, Worcester

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The Elgar Birthplace Museum in Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire, England is open Friday to Tuesday, 11am - 5pm. It is a museum dedicated to the English composer Edward Elgar. Elgar was born here on 2 June 1857, and lived here until his family moved to Worcester two years later. The museum comprises the Birthplace Cottage and its delightful garden, and the modern Elgar Centre, opened in 2000, which houses further exhibitions and a function room.The Museum displays give a fascinating insight into Elgar the man and social history as well as an opportunity to see original music manuscripts. In addition to autograph music manuscripts, the Museum collection includes around 11,000 letters from and to Elgar, his friends and family; proofs, programmes and other items connected with Elgar's music; family photographs and scrapbooks; items connected with his travels and with his hobbies including golf and cycling; personal possessions, awards and honours, and film of his later years. The cottage was established as a museum in 1934, on Elgar's death, by his daughter Carice Elgar Blake.The Museum receives no regular funding and is reliant on income from admissions and retail income. It therefore greatly values the support it receives from generous donors and its friends including the Elgar Society. It has Accredited Museum status from the Arts Council England.Opening Hours, Events and FacilitiesIn 2016 the Elgar Birthplace Museum will be open 11am - 5pm, Friday to Tuesday .It offers a programme of events, musical concerts, educational talks, craft activities, art exhibitions and family events spread throughout the year.
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  • 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 ...  read more »
  • 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 im...  read more »
  • Been there with my hubby a few years ago. Beautiful building and fascinating history. Saw the upstairs room where Elgar was born. 
  • Great place , cultural day out for any family, friendly staff
  • If you like Elgar or English music you'll find this an absolute delight. Recommended.
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