Worcester City Art Gallery Museum exterior on cloudless day.
Worcestershire
West Midlands
England
United Kingdom
Worcestershire
West Midlands
England
United Kingdom

Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

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  • Visit Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum for a great family day out exploring Worcester city and its history and the best art in Worcester, with interactive and ever-changing displays that the kids love
  • Check out the fascinating objects and artefacts that live in Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, from ancient Roman objects to a Native American Totem Totem pole and more.
  • Don't miss out on the events and activities that are held regularly, especially during the holidays for crafts, talks, festive events, learning about Worcester city art Gallery and more.

Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum offers a great family day out, set in a Victorian building of great elegance, in the centre of Worcester, one of the great Worcester Museums, along with The Commandery and Hartlebury Castle.

There's something for everyone to enjoy in as this pretty interior has a warm, friendly atmosphere, creating a place that families loving coming back to. Your little ones will love immersing themselves in the specially curated events, exhibitions and activities that run all year round. There are lots of amazing things to do in the museum gallery, and it has several great things to see, such as prehistoric dinosaur footprints, the Worcestershire Sauce archive and many more fascinating objects and artefacts that date back ancient times, from a Native American totem pole to a real Roman mosaic . The kids love it here as there are interactive and engaging galleries that tell the amazing stories of the Worcestershire Regiment and the Worcestershire Yeomanry Cavalry. Plus don't miss out on the model Victorian Chemist Shop for a fully immersive Worcester city historical experience at Worcester Museum and Art Gallery.

Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum presents a great range of fascinating objects relating to the City of Worcester and its interesting history. You can experience, learn and see some magnificent artefacts and objects that have been sourced and gathered from across the world by the museums founders and these have fascinated visitors for decades, always bringing families back to visit. For history buffs, you'll love learning about The Worcestershire Soldier where you can see the popular permanent exhibition that features objects and collections from the Mercian Regiment Museum Worcestershire, which was previously known as the Worcestershire Regiment Museum, Worcestershire Yeomanry Cavalry and the City Museum Service. What's great about this museum in Worcester is that there are so many different objects that relate to the history of Worcester and its people for you to see, engage with and immerse yourself into the history of Worcester City. The temporary exhibitions will often change, so be sure to check online before your visit to discover which exhibits are displayed whether it's natural history or some Worcester City art. During the holidays there are a great number of events and activities to keep your kids entertained, too.

There’s plenty for your little ones to see and discover, from learning about the historic picture collection, temporary exhibitions, The Worcestershire Soldier exhibition, Steward’s Chemist Shop and Albert the Albatross and more! Don't miss out on Family craft activities and workshops that run during school holidays. Worcester’s principal art gallery and museum hosts a fabulous schedule of contemporary art exhibitions, perfect for art lovers, along with a historic picture collection and an intriguing range of objects from the wonderful Regiment Museum to a a 19th-century chemist’s shop. Once you've exhausted all the museums in Worcester and museums in Worcestershire why not, check out Hanbury Hall, is a decadent stately home, garden and park, with family-friendly events on offer.

Don't miss out on the lively programme of fun activities, educational, interactive exhibitions, and events, plus a great collection that covers several subjects. The collections cover fields such as Geology, Social History, Archaeology, Natural History, Art and items from the Worcestershire Yeomanry Cavalry and the Worcestershire Regiment. For some great festive events, check out the Spooky Where's Wally, Spooks and Scares at the Commandery. Plus, fun educational exhibits like Fashioning Peace: Life and Liberty After the Great War Exhibition. And of course, you'll want to attend at Christmas for some wonderful festivities.

There are a great number of highlights to look out for when you're in Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, including a Roman mosaic pavement, dinosaur footprints, a Glover's Workshop, and a collection of weapons, skins and trophies found by Worcester's Victorian adventurers that come from the uncharted regions and territories of the world! Your little ones will absolutely adore the Activity Space, which is a fun, brightly lit and welcoming space that is located centrally in the museum, where various materials are provided so you can create your own masterpiece, or sit and watch the kids have fun.

Why not finish your day with a lovely hot chocolate and some tasty cake or lunch from the special children's menu at the Balcony Cafe, which is a wonderful place to sit, relax and recharge. When you're done with Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, and to get the full Worcester experience during your days out, be sure to check out Worcester Cathedral, a magnificent feat of gothic architecture, with a rich, fascinating history to uncover.

What to know before you go

  • Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum opening times are Monday to Saturday 10.30am – 4.30pm.
  • When you're feeling peckish, there is the Balcony Café which is open Monday to Saturday 10.30am – 4.30pm and serves scrumptious lunches, tea, coffee and tasty homemade cake. They also have a children's menu, where you get a main course and a drink for £3. Plus, there is a take-away service is also available.
  • Don't miss out on Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum shop is the ideal place to find unique souvenirs, greeting cards and special gifts.
  • There are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities available.
  • The site fully accessible and is navigable for wheelchair and pushchair users. A wheelchair is available for public use. Lift entrance is at pavement level in Taylor’s Lane and services all floors.
  • Guide and assistance dogs welcome.

Getting there

  • Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum is located at Foregate Street, Worcester.
  • If travelling by public transport, Worcester station is the closest train station, and Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum is a two-minute walk from Worcester Foregate Street station.
  • If travelling by car, you can get to Worcester City Gallery and Museum easily as it is conveniently located in the town centre. If arriving from south of Worcester, like from Cheltenham, you reach Worcester via the M5. From Birmingham, north of Worcester, also use the M5.
  • There is parking very close by at Pitchcroft Race Course and Taylor's Lane. Alternatively, look here for NCP parking nearby.

Please follow the latest government guidelines if travelling by public transport.

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