Welcome to Malvern Museum


2022 Latest News:

Malvern Museum hopes to reopen in time for

The trustees will be discussing how and when we can reopen this year. Their decision will appear here once it is known.


More information about the Covid-19 measures in place for the museum can be found here


LATEST NEWS: Frieda Salvendy: a plaque to commemorate the work and life of Frieda Salvendy, a female Jewish artist who escaped Europe in 1939, has recently been installed at the home where she died.  To find out more click here


We are actively seeking new volunteers to join us.
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The town’s ancient monastic gatehouse is home to Malvern Museum of Local History.  There are countless tales of old, from life on the exposed prehistoric hill forts to the medieval forest and monastery; from dripping wet sheets of Water Cure patients to Malvern motor cars and the secret work of countless radar scientists. The museum is small yet there is so much to do, see and hear that many visitors regret not making more time for their visit.

Dressing up activities, slide shows, a touchscreen and audio guides offer gentle, often amusing glimpses into our rich past.

Two young Benedictine monks appearing on the upstairs corridor


We are hoping to reopen in late Spring 2021
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Themed rooms transport you from millions of years ago to the present day
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Find out more about museum events and check our calendar
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The Gatehouse provided the only entrance into the Benedictine monastery that lay beyond. It is the museum’s greatest artefact.
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The collections include rocks and minerals, medieval timbers, bottles, glass slides, prints, postcards and social history documents
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Find out about school visits and loan boxes
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Please note that there is restricted access for those with mobility issues

The only way to explore upstairs is via a twisty staircase. Visitors with restricted mobility can still experience the first floor displays however, with a Power Point slideshow downstairs. This offers insights to the main exhibitions. Historical ‘eye witnesses’ on our audio guides give the low-down on Malvern’s history too. These are free to use. A ramp into the building is also available. Visitors with visual impairments can make use of large print room guides with colour overlays if necessary.