School workshops at Elgar Birthplace Museum

Date Posted: 01/11/2013

The Elgar Birthplace Museum in Worcester has introduced some new workshops for Key Stage 2 children.

The workshops give school groups an insight into the life and music of Sir Edward Elgar and the Victorian and Edwardian era in which he lived.

Creative music education workshops

Children on a school trip to the museum are given the opportunity to explore Elgar’s Enigma Variations and discover how the composer used his family, friends and events to influence his musical compositions.

Pupils will investigate music in a fun and challenging way and will enjoy a whole host of activities including; controlling sounds, composing and creating musical patterns, exploring and expressing ideas through music, listening and responding.

The workshops are subsidised and cost £5 per student. Included in the price of a ticket is the following:

•    A proportion of travel costs paid for schools to get to the museum.
•    Entry to the Elgar Birthplace Museum.
•    A workshop leader and all resources for the workshop.
•    Links to the National Curriculum for Key Stage 2 children aged seven to 11.
•    A free copy of 'A Child's Guide to Elgar' for your school group to take away and keep as a learning resource.

For further school trip information visit

School Travel Organiser's Guide