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How to find Malvern Museum
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The museum is located in: The Priory Gatehouse, Abbey Road, Great Malvern WR14 3ES This is at the top of town, between the Post Office and the Abbey Hotel, and just below Belle Vue Terrace

The Great War and Malvern
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Malvern in the Great War One hundred years ago the European powers entered a conflict, known then as the Great War, that would succeed in touching the lives of millions of people across the globe. Malvern and the surrounding villages … Read More

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We will always respect the privacy of individuals and organisations who browse our website and leave contact details with us. Please read this policy carefully as it contains important information about what to expect when we collect personal information about you … Read More

Gatehouse and Collection
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Gatehouse and Collection These pages provide information on the gatehouse and collection, with a research guide and links to the museum catalogue. You can visit these pages using the links below: History of the Gatehouse Malvern Museum of Local History is housed … Read More

Digging the Railway Tunnel
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Tunnel through Malvern Rocks The Malvern Hills consist largely of syenite, a Precambrian granite-like rock formed some 700 million years ago. It is one of the hardest rocks and presented the tunnelling engineers with enormous difficulties, not least because the … Read More

Truancy
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Why truancy was not a good thing Truancy has always been a feature of school life. Attendance at school became compulsory in 1880. A new law stated that children between the ages of 5 and 10 must attend school and … Read More

Telecommunications and Radar Establishment
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Radar and Malvern’s Secret Scientists The country’s Telecommunications and Radar Establishment (TRE) came to Malvern in May 1942. It was responsible for radar for the RAF (ground and airborne) and for the Fleet Air Arm. Most of the scientists who … Read More

Jenny Lind
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Jenny Lind – the Swedish Nightingale   Jenny Lind-Goldschmidt’s final public performance was on 23rd July 1883 at the Royal Malvern Spa Hall, West Malvern. A concert had been organised to raise money for the Railway Servants’ Widows and Orphans’ … Read More

George Bernard Shaw
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Birthday Boy George Bernard Shaw (GBS) celebrated several birthdays during the festivals in Malvern. On his 75th birthday a reporter asked him if he had a special birthday message, “Certainly not,” he replied. “Please send out a message suppressing the … Read More

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