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

Worcestershire Regiment at the Battle of the Somme

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 young girl meeting Nick Sharratt

Meet Nick Sharratt at Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants!

  • 9 July 2016 10:30am-4:30pm

Best-loved children's illustrator for the award-winning 'Story of Tracy Beaker' and author of 'Ketchup on your Cornflakes?' and 'Elephant Wellyphant' will be visiting for the launch of our family-friendly summer exhibition.

Meet Nick and buy one of his many colourful books for him to sign, before designing some pretty Pants to add to the art gallery washing line, race against the Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog and make a 3D bookmark to take home with you.

There are even illustrated outfits – become a wacky illustration from sporting some fancy pants to dressing up as a pineapple!

Special summer workshops will be running throughout the holidays too, from our clay character workshop, to the drawing-with-an-illustrator masterclass, as well as scrap-tastic collaging.

'Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants' is a free, hands-on exhibition which will be open until the 3 September at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, with a whole summer's worth of tremendous welly-tastic activities and games for families to look forward to.

Budding artists can peek at Nick's school work and original sketchbooks in his recreated studio and pinch a few of his techniques such as sketching on his light box, or even create their own 'Sharracter'.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • Any age


Free entry



Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum
Foregate Street






01905 25371


01905 616979

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