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Lavish Living: Worcestershire in the 1950s exhibition

Permanent exhibition - opening 18 May 2021. 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 than the exception. [...]

By |2021-04-28T10:06:30+00:00March 26th, 2021|Comments Off on Lavish Living: Worcestershire in the 1950s exhibition

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+00:00April 28th, 2021|Comments Off on 1950s celebration: Lavish Living exhibition grand opening

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+00:00June 28th, 2021|2021, County Museum at Hartlebury|0 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 |2019-02-12T14:55:57+00:00December 16th, 2018|2 Comments

Living Ruins exhibition

26 September – 30 November 2019 at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum Curated in partnership with Meadow Arts Features art from the 18th century to the contemporary Includes works from Tate A new exhibition at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum uses artworks from the 18th century to the contemporary to explore the lure of the ruin and our fascination with what has passed. Curated in partnership with Meadow Arts, [...]

By |2019-09-10T14:34:28+00:00December 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Living Ruins exhibition

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

Bite size talk: Introduction to the Living Ruins exhibition

Join Museums Worcestershire's curators on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for a series of talks about the collections. This bite size talk will focus on the Art Gallery & Museum's new exhibition, Living Ruins. Bite size talks are 30mins, starting at 1pm and cost £3 per person. Please book your tickets at the Art Gallery desk or call 01905 25371. Image: Ged Quinn, Bela Forgets the Scissors, 2016. Oil on linen, [...]

By |2019-09-26T12:41:17+00:00June 11th, 2019|0 Comments

New exhibition: Living Ruins at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

Thursday 26 September – Saturday 30 November 2019 Curated in partnership with Meadow Arts Features art from the 18th century to the contemporary Includes works from Tate A new exhibition at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum uses artworks from the 18th century to the contemporary to explore the lure of the ruin and our fascination with what has passed. Ged Quinn's 'Bela Forgets the Scissors', 2016. Copyright Ged Quinn, [...]

By |2019-09-03T11:55:52+00:00September 3rd, 2019|2019, Art Gallery and Museum, Exhibition|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|Comments Off on Living History 2020

Summer Fun at Hartlebury Castle

11am - 4pm Tuesday to Thursday during the summer holidays. Enjoy fun hands-on themed craft activities* and a family trail throughout the museum this summer holiday! See our amazing displays and exhibitions, including the brand new Lavish Living: Worcestershire in the 1950s! An undercover picnic area in our carriage circle means that your family can enjoy an outdoor lunch, come rain or shine, too. Weekly themes for crafts: 27-29 July - [...]

By |2021-06-29T10:09:24+00:00June 29th, 2021|Comments Off on Summer Fun at Hartlebury Castle
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