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Violette Szabo

Violette Szabo


Museum Custodian


Tump Lane,


Violette Szabo G.C. Museum tells the story of Herefordshire’s greatest heroine.
Violette was a spy working behind enemy lines in occupied France in World War 2 as an agent of SOE (Special Operations Executive) and was sent into occupied France twice.

The first time Violette returned safely but the second time she was captured and ultimately shot. Violette was the first woman to be awarded the George Cross, the highest civilian award for bravery, usually regarded as the equivalent to the Victoria Cross. She was also awarded the Croix de Guerre by the French.She was captured and killed by the Germans and her story is told in the film ‘Carve her Name with Pride’ A memorial to great bravery.

There is access for the disabled but regard should be had to the likelihood of inclement weather as the route is moderately lengthy.
Car Parking (free) is not usually congested.
Dogs: Guide dogs permitted
Disabled status: level 3

Opening details

The Violette Szabo G.C. Museum is usually open EVERY WEDNESDAY – from 1st April to about 31st October – 11.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Please note to ensure admission it is advisable to check by telephone with Miss Rigby before travelling.

At other times also visitors may be admitted by prior appointment made with Miss Rigby. In any event Groups can only be accommodated by specific prior arrangement.
To confirm a visit or to make an Appointment or for further enquiries please telephone Miss Rosemary E. Rigby on 01981 540477 (International (+44) 1981 540477.


There are NO ADMISSION CHARGES for visiting the Museum – you are merely requested to make a donation to running costs and anticipated improvements.



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