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.
Worcestershire World War One Hundred

Worcestershire Regiment at the Battle of the Somme

  • 1 July — 1 November 2016 *on now

Worcestershire Regiment at the Battle of the Somme

Suitable for

  • Family friendly



Two workers running across a field away from mounted police

Jeremy Deller: The Battle of Orgreave

  • 17 September — 26 November 2016 *on now

This exhibition brings an important and challenging artwork to Worcester, by one of the most significant artists of this generation.

Jeremy Deller compares the Miner’s Strike to the English Civil War:

“It would not be an exaggeration to say that the strike, like a civil war, had a traumatically divisive effect at all levels of life in the UK. Families were torn apart because of divided loyalties, the union movement was split on its willingness to support the National Union of Mineworkers… in all but name it became an ideological and industrial battle between the two sections of British society.”

On 18 June 1984, the area around the Orgreave coking plant was the site of one of the strike’s most violent clashes. Jeremy Deller’s artwork The Battle of Orgreave, was a spectacular recreation of that day, orchestrated for Deller by a historical re-enactment expert. More than 800 people participated in the event, including former miners and former policemen, reliving the events from 1984. Other participants were drawn from Civil War societies who were more used to re-enacting fights like the 1651 Battle of Worcester.

On loan from The Artangel Collection at Tate, the exhibition includes a documentary film directed by Mike Figgis, alongside objects, images and audio recordings from the artist's archive of research materials for the reenactment of the battle.

17th September – 26th November 2016


Join us for a bite-sized talk on Tuesday 11th October at 1pm to discover more about Jeremy Deller's Battle of Orgreave. Talks cost £2 and can be booked by calling 01905 25371. Talk attendees also receive a 10% discount in the beautiful Balcony Café.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17


Free entry



Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum
Foregate Street






01905 25371


01905 616979

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