Malvern Museum Gatehouse north side
Museums, Museums & Heritage

Malvern Museum

Opening times 2024
Malvern Museum will be open daily from the end of March to the beginning of November 2024. The museum will be open from 10.30am to 5pm, 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 82 years ago and their work can also be explored. Families will encounter lifelike mannequins and be challenged by different interactives.

There will be a number of quite bold changes to enjoy in 2024, and new displays to follow: Malvern’s minerals come under the spotlight, the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings and how the radar scientists contributed to the initial success will be of great interest, as well as a greater focus on the five American hospitals around and below Malvern Wells when they opened 80 years ago this year. A new panel celebrating the 75th anniversary of the writing of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C S Lewis can also be enjoyed.

Admission prices
£2.50 per adult, 50p per child (children admitted free at weekend)


Guided Tours Available
Group Visits Available
Disabled Access
Children Welcome
Accessible by Public Transport