The Guildhall Worcester
The Guildhall Worcester
4.5
Historic SitesGovernment Buildings
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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The City's Guildhall is a truly beautiful building which dates back to 1721. It has a fascinating history – it was once the seat of justice throughout the city and even housed a prison – and today offers both visitors and residents a glimpse of Worcester's rich and varied heritage.
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James M
Ashbourne, UK3 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Titanic exhibition. Travelled 140 miles, 4 trains to see a rotten finger sized piece of rust, not impressed.
Written 26 October 2023
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Alopex
Birmingham, UK46 contributions
Dec 2022
There's not that much to see here, really. It's a few large, but mostly empty rooms, a few paintings, and some nice ceilings. There's also an irritatingly loud local radio playing through the sound system, which ruins any peaceful atmosphere.

However - it's free and (top tip) it arguably has the best public toilets in Worcester city centre. Worth it for that alone.
Written 18 January 2023
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Wheresmebus
Nantwich, UK299 contributions
Nov 2022
Poked my nose inside whilst visiting a craft fair here, seeing as there were signs saying that some rooms were open to view. Had the place to myself. Astonishing ceilings and – gosh, the actual city council chamber! Well worth taking a few minutes to look around this, and absolutely free. Not all rooms are available to enter though.
Written 15 November 2022
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David D
Devon, UK20,412 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Saturday morning 29tth October we visited this glorious old building in the heart of the City.

The Grade I listed building was built on the site of the original Guildhall back in 1723.

The black railings and gates are mighty impressive especially with the City’s gilded Coat of Arms above the gates. These are eclipsed by the wonderful front facade of the Guildhall itself..

On either side of the main entrance stands the statues of Charles the first of England on one side and Charles II on the other.

Above the main door, in an arched alcove, stands a statue of Queen Anne, above the City’s Coat of Arms. This is all below the ornate and colourful Hanoverian Royal Coat of Arms, which has trumpet bearing cherubs on either side.

Standing on the arched rooftop are three statues of Peace, Justice and Chastisement.

We entered into the building and found ourselves in a mighty reception hall. At one end there was a small wooden balcony and hanging from the wall were neat rows of what looked like old fire buckets. There were also two British Legion, solider remembrance silhouettes. Hanging from the walls were some rather large framed portrait paintings.

In a small room off the hall there was a Charity Christmas Card sale.

Amazingly we were able to wonder around freely. So we climbed the red carpeted stairway to the next floor, on the way the walls were covered with portraits of the City’s great and the good.

At the top of the stairs we found ourselves in another reception hall, this was a far grander hall that the one downstairs. At one end there was a stage and more portraits hung from the walls. Crystsl chandeliers hung from the colourful and ornate panelled ceiling, really rather beautiful. Rather stunning fireplace as well.

There was a door off the hall which we tried, it opened and we ventured in. We found ourselves standing in the actual Council Chamber. The names of Councillors were on little brass plates on the tables. The leader of the Council’s chair was rather throne like at the top of the room. Art deco lights hung the ornate painted panelled ceiling.

This was an absolute delight to walk around this building, we were fascinated by it all. We were amazed that there was no entrance fee, so thank you Worcester Council for giving us the opportunity to visit and have this experience.

On the left handside of the building is the Tourist Information Centre.
Written 14 November 2022
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Carlos_Gonzalez2013
Ipswich, UK668 contributions
Oct 2022
Really glad to have stopped by and have a look at this beautiful, amazing building in central Worcester. No entrance fee, by the way, and plenty of beautiful rooms to check out.
Written 2 November 2022
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55mo55
London, UK234 contributions
Sep 2022
Beautiful from the outside, ground floor nothing extraordinary, however the top floor well worth seeing and all free to see
Written 17 September 2022
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Ken B
35 contributions
Jun 2022
We didn't go in as the building did not appear to be open but the exterior is stunning and there is a lot to view on the outside!
Written 16 June 2022
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Roy581
Nottingham, UK414 contributions
Jun 2022
Having been to Worcester many years ago I had not visited the Guild hall before. It is worth it to seen the old architecture and wooden paneling. It is worth planning an hour to wonder around and see some local history.
Written 6 June 2022
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BerylStaines
Staines, UK61 contributions
Apr 2022
Get a tour if you can or pick up a leaflet. Amazing history and wonderful ceiling even got to visit the cells
Written 6 June 2022
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Rachel
United Kingdom16 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
We visited this building during the Victorian Christmas fayre market. The building is very impressive with lots of history.
Written 1 June 2022
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