Group Visits to County Museum

Why bring your group to Hartlebury?

  • Groups are very welcome at Hartlebury Castle – we offer coach parking, special group offers in the Café, and free entry for your coach driver.
  • Additional talks on a variety of subjects can be provided by the museum curators at an extra cost
  • Behind-the-scenes tours of our large off-site Collection Centre can also be arranged for groups
  • Evening group visits can also be arranged

Group visits to the whole Hartlebury Castle site cost £8.55 for adults and £7.65 for concessions, which allows access to the Bishops Palace, State Rooms, County Museum and Grounds. If you visit on a Tuesday you will also be able to view the fascinating Hurd Library.  To receive these discounted prices your group must be a minimum of 10 people and your visit must be pre-booked. It may also be possible to arrange an evening group visits or a visit on a Monday when we are usually closed, please get in touch if this is something you would like to discuss.

For more information please download our Group Visit Information Pack, which also contains booking forms.  If you would like to discuss a Group Visit please contact us on 01299 250416.

The Bishops Table Café also welcomes groups, but to ensure service is swift and efficient for large parties we ask that groups pre-book their catering requirements. For group menus and booking forms please download The Bishops Table Information for Groups.

The Friends of Hartlebury Castle & the Hurd Library offer private tours of the Hurd Library and parts of the Castle for pre-booked groups. These tours cost £12.50 per person and include access to the rest of the Castle site and the Museum before and after your tour. To make an enquiry about a Friends Tour please contact Chantel Summerfield by calling 01299 250797 or emailing

Museums Worcestershire is also able to offer pre-booked groups a special behind-the-scenes tour of Museums Worcestershire’s Collections Centre, our off-site store containing thousands of objects which we are unable to display in our museums. These tours cost £8 per person and are for a minimum of 8 people.  For more information please download our Behind the Scenes Tour Information Sheet.

If you are looking for information about bringing a school group please visit the Learning section of our website.