Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum
4.5
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum is housed in an elegant Victorian building in the heart of Worcester. The beautiful interior is a warm and friendly place, with something for all the family to enjoy. Immerse yourself in the special exhibitions, events and activities throughout the year. The museum gallery has lots of amazing things to see including dinosaur footprints, Worcestershire Sauce archive and many more interesting objects from a real Roman mosaic to a Native American totem pole. Whilst you are here visit the engaging and interactive galleries dedicated to telling the story of the Worcestershire Regiment and the Worcestershire Yeomanry Cavalry and not forgetting the recreated Victorian Chemist Shop.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lindsay H
22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Interesting visit, would be good for children as there was plenty of costumes to try on and activities available.
Not a huge museum but a pleasant walk round.
Written 13 February 2024
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Chris G
Plymouth, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Worcester is not a big city, and its museum and art gallery are not large. But inside this attractive red brick very late Victorian building is something very special. Worcester's institution has managed to combine the very best of "traditional" museums and galleries with the best of modern approaches. It has a name which tells you what it expect - it is a municipal art gallery and museum, containing objects which have been acquired on behalf of the people of Worcester for many years. There's no attempt to duplicate what is being done elsewhere - the city has a porcelain museum, and Elgar's birthplace is just down the road in Broadheath. There is plenty about Worcestershire Sauce, and an excellent exhibition of art. Don't expect to see the entire Permanent Collection of artworks. You'll see an interesting selection together with pieces temporarily on loan from elsewhere. The only section which looked a bit sad was the military collection, but I was told that has its future in another building which will free up space to display more from the permanent collection.

I must mention the Balcony Café. Kept simple and well done as a result.

The gallery and museum are on the first floor. Lift access is available round the corner in Taylor's Lane.
Written 23 December 2023
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tony f
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
I have visited the gallery on a regular basis in recent years. My wife and I from Bewdley and many of our friends are big fans of the gallery and often meet to discuss the exhibitions, which are amazingly well planned, with fascinating topics and very helpful written material to accompany the displays.

The latest display was on an especially interesting subject and one to which most of us could relate. I am a keen photographer and have taken photos of wall art in Birmingham and many other cities abroad eg Bologna, Istanbul. Your displays were superb - the large items from Bridlington were quite staggering. No less interesting were the more modest examples from Banksy. Also the video showing how a piece of street art was painstakingly and systematically produced - not just a random hooligan spraying a wall as an act of vandalism - this was spellbinding in my view. I would rate the Worcester Gallery as on a par with the Ikon in Birmingham for imaginative and stimulating presentation.

Thanks to all the staff at the museum for all their hard work - and for the enthusiasm the staff in the gallery clearly have for the exhibitions.

Looking forward to seeing what you do with Laura Knight.

My best wishes

Tony Flynn

Written 26 November 2023
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Karen M
52 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Whether you enjoy your visit will depend on what exhibition they happen to have on, as the permanent collection is small and there were very few art pieces . When we went there was an eighties exhibition which some of us enjoyed but others weren't fussed . The military exhibit was good if you are interested but they apparently are moving this soon to the Commandery which makes sense as the Commandery is more suited.
Written 31 August 2023
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david n
Manchester, UK4,678 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
The exhibition at the moment in the "art" part of this building is on the 1980s which was interesting. The military museum was well-crafted. The "museum" part was very small to be honest.
Written 30 August 2023
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Beutelkind
London, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Really interesting museum that has many different exhibits about the town and it’s legacy (such as Worcestershire sauce) and a military exhibition.
Written 15 August 2023
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Jo K
Worcester, UK8,802 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Went to see the best of the 80s exhibition. Growing up in the 90s I loved it. Very friendly staff and it’s free to go in. Great for a rainy day activity
Written 4 August 2023
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Sandra H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Nice museum, enoyed vsitinh whilst in Worcester. Nice location and loads of things to do nearby. Would recommend.
Written 12 June 2023
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futtock21
London, UK16,374 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
This is a combined art gallery and museum housed in a grand Victorian building dating from 1896 and which should be benefiting shortly from a recent substantial bequest in 2021. There is a cosy first floor cafe with contemporary prints around the walls. I enjoyed in the main galleries an impressive exhibition of British Impressionism. Entitled From the Cornish Coast to the Malvern Hills it includes works by Stanhope Forbes, Dame Laura Knight and Elisabeth Forbes with Camille and Lucien Pissarro representing the influence from across the Channel.
Written 24 April 2023
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EvanEvan
Worcester, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Have visited many times now. A Victorian building, lovely architecturally, completely unspoilt. Warm and friendly and some really good exhibitions for all, adults, families, children. Little Al's Cafe, The Balcony, is superb too, best Mocha, hot chocolate, quality coffee, and biiiig toasted tea cakes with butter ever, a great food and drink and menu. Picked up the Art Gallery and Museum's booklet showing future events and exhibitions – recent Art Gallery exhibitions I have viewed are The Titanic, Japanese Art, and last week Cornish Art, all of them excellent. The Exhibition of Worcester too was very interesting, as is the Museum. Would recommend the Art Gallery side, the Museum sde, the Balcony café, the gift shop, and the building itself. Good for all age groups, something for everyone. A firm favourite.
Written 4 April 2023
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