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Elgar Birthplace Museum

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An understated museum for a great English composer

It seems remarkable that there isn't a shrine for the great man, nor a burial at Westminster Abby... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hereford, United Kingdom
Poignant exhibits, great staff

An ideal place to visit (as we did) on a day of torrential rain. The furniture and artefacts... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Worcester, United Kingdom
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The birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar, now in the stewardship of the National Trust, houses an extensive collection of Elgar memorabilia.
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Elgars Birthplace Crown East Lane | Lower Broadheath, Broadheath WR2 6RH, England
+44 1905 333330
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It seems remarkable that there isn't a shrine for the great man, nor a burial at Westminster Abby. His birthplace is a humble 2-up and 2-down cottage that his parents rented. It is beautifully kept and there are a small number of momentos, photos and...More

Thank Pinkertonx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An ideal place to visit (as we did) on a day of torrential rain. The furniture and artefacts collected by Elgar’s daughter form the backbone of the collection and are a moving memorial to him. NT guides are courteous, knowledgeable and enthusiastic in equal measure....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Firs is the cottage in which Sir Edward Elgar was born. It has been open for just under a year and the centre run by the National Trust is first class. In the grounds of the cottage the centre provides an information exhibition, a...More

Thank OxfordOwlman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to The firs. Could I say that the NT need to put up a few more signs especially on the motorway exit junction 7. Once we got there , there is a lovely visitors reception. Staff were very welcoming and...More

Thank maggieann988
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A charming cottage and garden welcome the visitor; this is Edward Elgar's birthplace....the museum artefacts are very professionally presented and there are films, talks by experts etc to supplement the permanent exhibition. A peaceful and informative few hours in lovely Worcestershire countryside. I learned a...More

Thank ArmenianJames
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Thought it was going to be a brief visit – stayed there for 3 hours! There is a fresh, new visitor reception area – housing a display, lecture room, shop and cafe. An excellent presentation by a volunteer described the humble background of the great...More

Thank RandomSquares
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

We visited The Firs for the first time today and I was extremely impressed. Lovely museum with original artifacts from Edward Elgars life. Very interesting to learn about what inspired his music and to experience his birthplace. Excellent tea rooms and garden areas for picnics....More

Thank Steph_Matthews
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Had very pleasant and interesting afternoon here in May, very peaceful and lovely drinks and cakes in the restaurant, very pleasant staff, recommended

Thank Millbrook2018
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Small cottage where Edward Elgar was born with cottage garden. However the video and information in the visitor centre are fascinating and Richard’s talk brings his subject to life.

Thank Heather P
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Small cottage where the composer Sir Edward Elgar was born, full of memorabilia. Under the control of the National Trust who have added a Visitor Centre containing small shop, tea room, small performance room which shows a 17 minute potted history of his life, plus...More

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