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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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