Peep into our main exhibition rooms by following the links below:
Malvern Hills Room – This includes the development of the Priory Gatehouse. You can appreciate how the geology of the area has contributed to the later history of Malvern. Prehistoric and Roman activity is also explained through text, photographs and artefacts
Medieval Room – Here you can follow the arrival of the Benedictine monks and the building of Malvern’s two priories. Would you have liked to live in Malvern’s Royal Forest or Chase?
Water Cure Room – This room explains how Malvern’s pure water attracted the new breed of Water Cure doctors. Malvern water featured in their many wet treatments. Discover the appeal of the donkeys while you are here
Victorian Room – Here you can find out how Malvern changed into a wealthy and popular spa resort. This was helped by the arrival of the railway and many famous people
Upstairs Gallery – Here visitors can see and touch the surviving window frames from the medieval Guesten Hall. New display boards invite you to explore life in Malvern between 1500 – 1800. You can read up about Sir Edward Elgar, and contemplate the impact of the quarries and work of the Conservators. Have a guess at what the radar scientist might be doing as well as find out about the little known American D-Day hospitals
Twentieth Century Room – The pioneering Santler car and the later Morgan cars are always popular, made more so by a new touchscreen. Visitors can discover the cultural highlights of Malvern Festivals with G B Shaw and Sir Barry Jackson. The Lanchester Marionettes and 20th century industry also feature here. Discover Malvern’s role in the two world wars and the sacrifice of so many