Visitor Guide - Malvern Festival of Military History

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General Enquiries

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Getting Here

Severn End, Hanley Castle, Worcestershire, WR8 OBW

By Coach or By Car

The nearest motorway junction is the M50 Junction 1. There’s free parking at the Festival.

By Train

The nearest train station is at Great Malvern, on the main line to both London and Birmingham and with connections to most parts of the country.

Please note that due to railway company restrictions we are no longer able to run the shuttle bus from Great Malvern station to Severn End. There are taxis outside the station and you can also call our Festival taxi partner, Smiths Taxis, on 01684 568686.


Opening Hours

The times of the speaker sessions at the Festival are:

  • Friday 5th October – 1100-1800
  • Saturday 6th October – 1100-1800
  • Sunday 7th October – 1100-1800

There are concerts on both Friday and Saturday night from 1900-2100.


There are various catering outlets at the Festival serving hot and cold food and drinks.


Unfortunately we can only allow assistance and participating dogs at the Festival. Please don’t leave dogs unattended in vehicles.


In case of an emergency at the Festival, contact the nearest steward who will arrange assistance.


Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed or partially enclosed public areas.


There are toilets located Festival site, please see site map for location.

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What people are saying...

James Hoare

Group Editor of History of War

History of War is a magazine committed to exploring the full breadth of global conflict, from leading with fresh perspectives on the familiar to exposing the overlooked, and as such we are incredibly excited to be partnered with Malvern Festival of Military History. With some of the most influential military historians in their fields engaged to entertain and enlighten at this year’s event, we’re honoured to be taking our place alongside them.