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Lavish Living: Worcestershire in the 1950s – new exhibition opens at Worcestershire County Museum

New permanent exhibition opens at Worcester County Museum at Hartlebury Castle celebrating all things 1950s. From immersive interior sets including a 1950s Milk Bar featuring a 50s jukebox to costumes, one of the first ever dishwashers’ visitors can see for themselves how the post-war economy boomed. Find out more here: Lavish Living – Museums Worcestershire Lavish Living: Worcestershire in the 1950s, the new permanent exhibition at Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury [...]

By |2021-06-28T12:35:55+01:00June 28th, 2021|2021, County Museum at Hartlebury|Comments Off on Lavish Living: Worcestershire in the 1950s – new exhibition opens at Worcestershire County Museum

Lavish Living: Worcestershire in the 1950s exhibition

Lavish Living: Worcestershire in the 1950s The 1950s is sometimes referred to as the ‘optimistic’ decade. Although some of the hardships of the previous decades lingered on – some items were still being rationed as late as 1954 – Britain’s economy boomed and living standards rose rapidly too. We entered a new era of consumption, with labour-saving devices like vacuums and washing machines becoming the norm rather [...]

By |2023-05-09T16:58:36+01:00November 25th, 2022|0 Comments

1950s celebration: Lavish Living exhibition grand opening

Join us for the launch of our new exciting exhibition Lavish Living: Worcestershire in the 1950s. Staff and volunteers will be dressed in 50s style and visitors are welcome to join in - there will be a prize for the best dressed! Get into the swing of things and enjoy music by the fabulous Bluebird Belles who will be singing popular songs from the period in the Castle’s Great Hall. Learn [...]

By |2021-04-28T10:03:53+01:00April 28th, 2021|0 Comments

Curator’s talk: Lavish Living – Worcestershire in the 1950s

Museums Worcestershire Curator Claire Cheshire gives a fascinating one hour talk about the museum’s exhibition ‘Lavish Living – Worcestershire in the 1950s’.  The talk will include a chance to look around the exhibition with our Curator. The talk will cost £6 per person. Anyone purchasing a ticket can upgrade on the day and enter the castle for half price (doesn’t need to be pre-booked.) Those booking on the talk will be given [...]

By |2022-02-19T16:01:18+00:00February 16th, 2022|0 Comments

Living History 2024 at The Commandery

News release For Immediate Release Tuesday 30 January 2024 Living History weekend returns to The Commandery, Worcester The Commandery’s biggest weekend of the year is back on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 February 2024! Encounter characters from centuries past throughout the building and gardens, discover living history encampments, and see military displays in action at this exciting two-day event. ‘From Twang to Bang’ – from bows and arrows to gunfire – [...]

By |2024-01-30T09:52:26+00:00January 30th, 2024|2024, The Commandery|Comments Off on Living History 2024 at The Commandery

Living History at The Commandery

Saturday 16 (10am - 5pm) and Sunday 17 February 2019 (10am - 4pm)  Experience 2000 years of history from Vikings to Victorians. More than 150 re-enactors will bring the past to life with living history encampments, military displays, crafts and vintage vehicles. Learn to wield a pike like a Parliamentarian, receive your rations, and discover forgotten children's games in a beautiful building with an extraordinary history. Organised by Worcester Re-enactors in partnership with and [...]

By |2019-02-12T14:55:57+00:00December 16th, 2018|2 Comments

Living History at The Commandery

Saturday 16 (10am - 5pm) and Sunday 17 February 2019 (10am - 4pm)  Experience 2000 years of history from Vikings to Victorians. More than 150 re-enactors will bring the past to life with living history encampments, military displays, crafts and vintage vehicles. Learn to wield a pike like a Parliamentarian, receive your rations, and discover forgotten children's games in a beautiful building with an extraordinary history. Organised by Worcester Re-enactors in partnership with and [...]

By |2019-02-12T14:56:38+00:00February 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Living History 2020

Experience 2000 years of history come to life at Living History, The Commandery's most anticipated event of the year. Enjoy a weekend of living history encampments, medieval monks, Viking warriors, World War II military displays, vintage vehicles and more! One of our most exciting events, organised in partnership with The Worcester Re-enactors, at Living History you can immerse yourself in history, journeying from Vikings to Victorians. Over 200 re-enactors bring history [...]

By |2020-02-10T13:20:49+00:00November 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations at Museums Worcestershire

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE USE 13/5/22 Celebrations are afoot for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with special events, family trails and crafts at The Commandery, Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle, and Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum. The fabulous fifties will take over Hartlebury Castle on Bank Holiday Thursday 2 June: when visitors are invited to dress in their best 1950s gear and have a sing and dance with the fantastic [...]

By |2022-05-19T09:28:38+01:00May 19th, 2022|2022|Comments Off on Platinum Jubilee Celebrations at Museums Worcestershire

A Walk Amongst Urban Ruins on Saturday 9 November 2019

A Walk amongst Urban Ruins To coincide with the Living Ruins exhibition at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum Saturday 9 November 2019 On Saturday 9 November artist Andrew Howe invites families to explore Worcester’s living ruins in a fun walk and workshop using photography, creative writing and drawing. The Urban Tour is part of the Living Ruins exhibition currently showing at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum. From 11am – [...]

By |2019-10-22T14:51:56+01:00October 22nd, 2019|Uncategorised|Comments Off on A Walk Amongst Urban Ruins on Saturday 9 November 2019
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