Opening times 2022
Malvern Museum will reopen from 9 April 2022. It is hoped eventually to open daily but a reduction in steward numbers means that initially it will open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The museum will be open from 10.30am to 5pm on those days, with last entry at 4.30pm.
Malvern Museum attractions
Housed in the medieval monastic gatehouse, the museum is small but filled with answers to all you might want to ask about Malvern’s history. Starting from the creation of the hills themselves and moving through rocks and fossils, visitors can then get a glimpse into prehistoric life on the hill forts. Medieval Malvern, with its beautiful priory church and black monks, can be contemplated alongside the harsh Forest laws before moving into the healthier times of Malvern’s Water Cure. Wealthy Victorian visitors and hard-working local families ultimately created the town as it is today. Trips back into times of real conflict with two world wars go hand in hand with encounters with Edward Elgar and Bernard Shaw, while a touchscreen provides opportunities to see the engineering potential of England’s first petrol driven car and the development of the iconic Morgan motor car. Radar scientists arrived in Malvern 80 years ago and their work can also be explored. Families will encounter lifelike mannequins and be challenged by different interactives.
The 2022 season features exhibitions on Florence Nightingale and Jenny Lind, a brand new display on a Second World War diary written by a local woman, Lorna Lloyd, a case devoted to a local business, Malvoma, that grew and delivered thousands of tomatoes and cucumbers, and an opportunity to become an art detective.
Daily admission: £2 per adult, 50p per child