The museum is dedicated to preserving, interpreting and exhibiting Malvern’s past, from geological and prehistoric times, until the present day. The museum is housed in the Priory Gatehouse, the second oldest medieval building in the Malvern area, which makes it our best artefact. The museum has a mixture of static and temporary exhibitions detailing the development of Malvern, its key events and major players. A large archive of photographs, prints, maps and social history documents has been amassed and is supported by an equally generous collection of artefacts from most periods of history. A key aim is to preserve these local history collections for future generations.
2018 Opening Times
Every day, Saturday 24th March to Sunday 4th November, 10.30am – 5.00pm (last admission at 4.30pm)
Malvern Museum 2018 Season
A new touchscreen has been installed which allows visitors to explore the rich and astonishing heritage of our Victorian engineering pioneers. Many pages are devoted to the development of the Morgan car too. Jigsaw puzzles set against a ticking clock will entertain both adults and children alike.
Elsewhere there is a large exhibition on the occupants of a house built in 1851 exploring some very Victorian pursuits and gifted family members. Another display connects our familiar mobile phone to the ground-breaking work undertaken by Malvern scientists at RSRE in the 1960s. It is the final year of the Great War commemorations and visitors can read some of the letters sent back to Malvern from the trenches. The usual glimpses into prehistoric Malvern, the medieval costumes for children, the man in the bath having a water cure treatment and a host of other topics will continue to offer a range of fun learning experiences.
Weekdays: £2 adults and 50p children
Weekend: £1 adults and free for children
Accessible by Public Transport
Group Visits Available
Guided Tours Available