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 War to End all Wars

  • 3 February — 11 November 2018 *on now

From industry to the military, fashion to food, discover how the First World War changed the lives of Worcestershire people and shaped the future of the 20th century. 

Suitable for

  • Family friendly



Benjamin Williams Leader, Worcester Cathedral, 1897 © Worcester Museums Collection

Benjamin Williams Leader: Blest by the Suns of Home

  • 17 February — 2 June 2018 *on now

Through the work of Worcester's most famous artist, Benjamin Williams Leader, discover how the British landscape took on new emotional importance during World War One as a landscape worth fighting for. 

Suitable for

  • Family friendly



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 jazz band playing music in an art gallery

Museum after Hours

  • 18 May 2018 5:30-8pm

Come and enjoy the museum after hours at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum with live music, cocktails and of course art.

Enjoy Benjamin Williams Leader: Blest by the Suns of Home - an exhibition featuring Worcestershire's greatest artist who became an international success with his paintings of the idyllic English landscape.

Free entry, no booking required. The perfect way to end the week.

Suitable for

  • Any age





Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum
Foregate Street






01905 25371


01905 616979

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