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Tourist Information Centre Droitwich Spa

Droitwich Spa Heritage & Information Centre,

The Droitwich Spa Heritage and Information Centre opened in 1980 and is housed on the former Brine Baths site. The present black and white building, known as St. Richards House, dates from the 1930s and consists of a very friendly and welcoming Tourist Information centre, a fascinating local history exhibition and a small but comprehensive range of brass rubbing plates. ‘Excellent well laid out, well worth the visit, really excellent and so interesting’ (Michael, Evesham) The centre is host to several small temporary exhibitions throughout the year

Tourist Information Centre:

Droitwich Spa Tourist Information has an excellent and comprehensive selection of free literature allowing visitors to ‘discover’ places to visit and things to see and do, all over the UK, but especially in and around the beautiful county of Worcestershire.

Excellent facility, staff very helpful and informative. Great TIC’ (Shelagh, Yeovil, 2014)

Souvenirs of your visit can be purchased as well as numerous publications.

Droitwich Spa Salt Museum:

Visit the Droitwich Spa Heritage Centre Salt Museum and discover the history of Droitwich Spa from pre historic times to present day. This unique permanent exhibition is devoted to the fascinating story of the only salt water spa in Britain.

Production techniques in the salt industry are traced through Roman, Saxon and Medieval periods and finally the ingenuity of the Victorians is studied with the aid of an audio-visual display, which depict the harsh reality of working in hot, steamy conditions in the salt works.

 

‘Most interesting & history well explained- we’ll be back’ (Roger, Leek)

See archaeological finds from town excavations, including; fragments of Roman pottery, Roman coins, the remains of half a Roman Barrel used for brine storage and even human remains.  Faces too have been reconstructed from Roman skull and reveal some incredible facts about the person’s lifestyles.

 

Droitwich Calling:

‘Love the broadcasting exhibition’ (F Twyee, Coventry)

Come and experience a truly fascinating exhibition which brings alive the history of radio. See excellent ‘hands on’ displays which will delight both casual observers and radio enthusiast alike.

Find out how a transmitting station made Droitwich famous and why Droitwich Spa was chosen and how it operated.

An era of broadcasting can be yours to discover at the Heritage Centre!

Brass Rubbing Centre:

There are over 24 brass rubbing plates to choose from, which range from the majestic King Henry VIII and his many wives to heraldic beasts and animals. They are popular with visiting children but we find that adults are just as keen! A small charge is made which includes paper, waxes, use of the plate and someone at hand to show ‘first timers’ the technique.

For more information visit our website www.droitwichspa.com

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Droitwich Spa Heritage & Information Centre,

St Richards House,

Victoria Square,

Droitwich Spa,

Worcestershire, 

WR9 8DS

 

Tel: 01905 774312     

     

Email: heritage@droitwichspa.gov.uk

 

Opening hours:

Mon to Fri 10:00am to 4:00pm,

Saturdays 10:00am to 1:30pm

Closed Sundays and Bank holidays.