Historic Things To Do in Malvern
21 May 2021
Malvern is a town with a lot of history, and with that comes a lot to show. Below are our top ten selections of historical things to do in Malvern.
Upton Tourist Information & Heritage Centre
Located in the oldest surviving building in Upton, the Upton Tourist Information & Heritage Centre has displays illustrating the growth and development of the town and its involvement in the Civil War of 1651. The Upton upon Severn Tourist Information Centre is also housed in the building.
St Ann’s Well
Many wells, springs and spouts can still be found on the hillside and St Ann’s Well has a long history of welcoming visitors. Visit St Ann’s Well and its cafe to sample the waters. The Grade II listed building is owned and cared for by the Malvern Hills Trust who have recently undertaken a substantial restoration project to secure the future of the building. A tenant runs a café in the building offering refreshments to visitors to the Malvern Hills.
Abberley Hall School is a coeducational preparatory day and boarding school with about 300 pupils. It is located between Worcester and Tenbury, near the village of Abberley, Worcestershire, England. Ultimately, we provide each and every child with the best possible start in life. Abberley pupils enjoy a magical childhood and grow towards becoming likeable, confident and rounded individuals with a zest for life. We believe that childhood is precious and that children shouldn’t grow up too soon. We promote a sense of awe and wonder in our pupils and we try to remember the advice of Roald Dahl,
Leigh Court Barn (English Heritage)
Leigh Court Barn is a cruck framed barn at Leigh, Worcestershire, England, built in the early fourteenth century to store produce for Pershore Abbey. Medieval monasteries owned farmland that could supply them with food and raw materials, either directly, or indirectly through the sale of surplus produce. Monastic farms, known as granges, were often large-scale operations, and the size and magnificence of the grange barn at Leigh Court suggests that the Pershore Abbey farm was a well-organised and lucrative business.
The Malvern Museum in Great Malvern, the town centre of Malvern, Worcestershire, England, is located in the Priory Gatehouse, the former gateway to the Great Malvern Priory. The museum was established in 1979 and is owned and managed by the Malvern Museum Society Ltd, a registered charity.
Croome (National Trust)
Croome Court is a mid-18th-century Neo-Palladian mansion surrounded by extensive landscaped parkland at Croome D'Abitot, near Upton-upon-Severn in south Worcestershire, England. The mansion and park were designed by Lancelot "Capability" Brown for the 6th Earl of Coventry, and they were Brown's first landscape design and first major architectural project. Some of the mansion's rooms were designed by Robert Adam.
The mansion house is owned by Croome Heritage Trust and leased to the National Trust, which operates it as a tourist attraction. The National Trust owns the surrounding parkland, which is also open to the public.
Great Malvern Priory
Great Malvern Priory in Malvern, Worcestershire, England, was a Benedictine monastery (c. 1075 – 1540) and is now an Anglican parish church. In 1949 it was designated a Grade I listed building. It is a dominant building in the Great Malvern Conservation area. It has the largest display of 15th-century stained glass in England, as well as carved misericords from the 15th and 16th century and the largest collection of medieval floor and wall tiles. In 1860 major restoration work was carried out by Sir George Gilbert Scott. It is also the venue for concerts and civic services.
Tenbury Wells Museum
Tenbury Museum is a museum in the market town of Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, England. It holds a collection of local and social history objects, plus copies of the Tenbury Advertiser newspaper dating back to 1871. The building was originally Goff's Free School and continued in use as a school until 1914.
The Firs – Elgar’s Birthplace
The Elgar Birthplace Museum has been taken over by the National Trust. The birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar is most definitely home to ‘Land of Hope and Glory’. Set in sight of his beloved Malvern Hills, this small family home in the village of Lower Broadheath is the perfect environment for nurturing a creative genius.
Eastnor Steam Weekend
For a historic fun-filled day out, enjoy a day at Eastnor Castle and take in the impressive line-up of steam engines and vintage cars in the Castle Courtyard. Watch a stunning Falconry display on the Valley Lawn (displays throughout the day at 11.30am, 2pm and 4pm) and look out for our resident entertainer who will also be popping up around the grounds to amuse you! Listen to the delightful sounds of Sauce City Jazz as you enjoy your day at the Eastnor Steam Weekend!
For further information and ideas for things to do in Malvern, get in touch with Eastnor Castle today.