Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum

Worcester City Art Gallery
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Housed in a beautiful Victorian building in the heart of Worcester, the City Art Gallery & Museum runs a lively programme of exhibitions, activities and events for all the family.

The gallery presents a changing programme of contemporary art and craft exhibitions. Our Museum Gallery showcases an amazing array of objects and displays covering geology and natural history as well as Worcester industries. There is also a selection of 19th and 20th century paintings, prints, and photographs on display. Visitors can discover the colourful collections of uniforms, medals and pictures from the independent museums of the Worcestershire Regiment and the Yeomanry Cavalry.

On the first Monday of each month 11am-3pm, the gallery opens its doors to Steward's Chemist Shop. This store has been dismantled from the High Street and moved piece by piece to the museum.

The museum has an activity space and runs a regular programme of art workshops for children and adults, as well as artist led events for schools and adults. Visitors can enjoy a cappuccino or light lunch in the airy surroundings of the balcony cafe or visit the gallery shop which has a superb selection of cards, books and gifts.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery

Opening hours

Monday - Saturday: 10.30am - 4.30pm
Sunday & Bank Holidays: Closed

Admission charges

Free admission to Museum and Art Gallery - Charges for some workshops and lectures. Contact the gallery on 01905 25371 for information.

Collection details

Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Land Transport, Natural Sciences, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
The British Camp and Herefordshire Beacon by Henry Harris Lines

Enquiring Minds

  • 14 January — 11 November 2017 *on now

Date: 14th January 2017 - 11th November 2017
Every day
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: City Art Gallery and Museum
Cost: Free

Visitors can discover and celebrate this rather special period from Worcester's past in this exhibition drawn from the museum collection and some special items on loan.

Seemingly impossible engineering feats, global wildlife explorations, early investigations into iron-age man, world-renowned artist sketching trips: all these amazing activities were happening in Worcester a hundred and fifty years ago. Worcester was a burgeoning cultural city in a busy changing landscape.

Exhibition highlights are drawings by naturalist John Gould, land- and cityscape watercolours by artist HH Lines and local artefacts discovered by famous archaeologist Pitt Rivers.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 11-13
  • 16-17





Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
A taxidermy parrot

Tales from the Museum Basement with Garston Phillips

  • 7 February 2017 1-2pm

Date: 07th February 2017
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Location: City Art Gallery and Museum
Cost: £2 - booking essential

Book for a guided tour of the geology, natural history and fine art collections in the underground stores of Worcester City Museum on Foregate Street, Worcester.

Join Worcester Museum's longest standing curator to hear the story of our museum collections and see some of the weirdest and most curious objects and specimens that are still looked after in the basement of our Foregate Street Museum. From pickled piglets and mummified cats to our hundred year old beef sandwich. This talk promises to be entertaining and surprising.

£2 per person. Talk attendees also receive 10% discount in Worcester City Museum's beautiful Balcony Cafe.

To book, call 01905 25371 or visit the Art Gallery desk.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17


£2 - booking essential
To book, call 01905 25371 or visit the Art Gallery desk



Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum
Foregate Street






01905 25371


01905 616979

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