Elgar Birthplace Museum
Crown East Lane
Bookings: 01905 333224
Distance: 11.6 miles / 21 minutes
The Elgar Birthplace Museum in Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire, England, is a museum dedicated to the English composer Edward Elgar. Elgar was born here on 2 June 1857, and lived here until his family moved to Worcester two years later. The museum comprises the birthplace cottage and an associated Elgar Centre, opened in 2000, which houses exhibitions and a function room.
The collections include manuscripts, scores, programmes and other items connected with Elgar's music; family photographs and scrapbooks; items connected with his travels and with his hobbies including golf and cycling; personal possessions, awards and honours, and film of his later years. The cottage was established as a museum in 1934, on Elgar's death, by his daughter Carice Elgar Blake.
The Museum receives no regular funding and is reliant on income from admissions and retail income. It therefore greatly values the support it receives from generous donors and its friends including the Elgar Society. It has Accredited Museum status from the Arts Council England.
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Four Diamond Award