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Worcestershire & Herefordshire

The Firs

Birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar

Elgar’s Birthplace, Crown East Lane, Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire, WR2 6RH

View of the house at The Firs, Worcestershire. Birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar

Planning your visit

Statue of Sir Edward Elgar gazing out to the Malvern Hills at The Firs, Worcestershire

The Life of Elgar in words and music 

Elgar may be England’s most famous composer. But what was he really like? This exciting production celebrates his life through his own rarely heard words and exclusive live performances of his music by the Veracini Ensemble.

Piano sold by Edward Elgar's father from his music shop in Worcester at The Firs, Worcestershire

Concerts and events at The Firs 

Discover live music and special events taking place at The Firs, Elgar's Birthplace.

A brown and white curly-haired dog sits on grass with some autumn leaves, with the blue jacket of its owner in the foreground

Visiting The Firs with your dog 

The Firs is a one pawprint rated place. Following Elgar’s great love of dogs, The Firs welcomes dogs on leads in the cottage garden, woodland area and visitor centre. Enjoy a dog friendly visit to Elgar’s birthplace.

Group of four elderly visitors sitting on a bench in the garden at The Firs, facing the house

Group visits at The Firs 

Here’s everything you need to know about booking a group visit to the house and garden at The Firs.


The Firs map 

Take a look at the map of The Firs to help plan your visit.

Visitors descending a path through the Rock Garden at Cragside, Northumberland


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