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The Elgar Birthplace Museum in Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire is currently closed for refurbishment. It is scheduled to reopen on 1 September 2017.
It is a museum dedicated to the English composer Edward Elgar. Elgar was born here on 2 June 1857, and lived here until his family moved to Worcester two years later. The museum comprises the Birthplace Cottage and its delightful garden, and the modern Elgar Centre, opened in 2000, which houses further exhibitions and a function room.
The Museum displays give a fascinating insight into Elgar the man and social history as well as an opportunity to see original music manuscripts. In addition to autograph music manuscripts, the Museum collection includes around 11,000 letters from and to Elgar, his friends and family; proofs, programmes and other items connected with Elgar's music; family photographs and scrapbooks; items connected with his travels and with his hobbies including golf and cycling; personal possessions, awards and honours, and film of his later years. The cottage was established as a museum in 1934, on Elgar's death, by his daughter Carice Elgar Blake.
For the five years 2017-2021 the museum will be administered by the National Trust on behalf of The Elgar Foundation. It greatly values the support it receives from generous donors and its friends including the Elgar Society.
The Elgar Birthplace Museum,
Crown East Lane,
Telephone: 01905 33324