Elgar's Birthplace Museum
Elgar's Birthplace Museum
At Broadheath, just outside the city of Worcester lies the simple cottage that in 1857 saw the birth of one of England's greatest composers, Edward Elgar. Elgar's father was the organist for Worcester Cathedral, and from an early age he was fascinated with making music.
Edward taught himself composition, and began a brilliant career of teaching, conducting, and most of all, composing. Some of his compositions are reckoned among England's great cultural traditions, such as Land of Hope and Glory, Enigma Variations, and The Dream of Geronitus. Most familiar of all is Pomp and Circumstance.
Some museums are sterile, but not so the Edward Elgar Birthplace Museum; here the cottage is laid out as it would have been during Elgar's life, with the composer's desk, collections of family mementoes, photos, and personal memorabilia scattered throughout the rooms.
A new Elgar Centre has been built beside the cottage, and this now hosts regular recitals, lectures, and other special events, as well as acting as an exhibition area for memorabilia associated with the life of Elgar.

About Edward Elgar Birthplace Museum
Address: Crown East Lane, Lower Broadheath, Worcester, Worcestershire, England, WR2 6RH
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: From Worcester taker the A44 towards Leominster. After 2 3/4 miles turn right onto Crown East Lane (signposted 'Broadheath - Elgar's Birthplace'). The museum is 2/3 mile further on.
Website: Edward Elgar Birthplace Museum
Phone: 01905 333224
Location map
OS: SO806556
Photo Credit: Bob Embleton, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence


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