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Worcester Museums – Top 10

Worcester Museums - Top 10

Worcester Museums


The Commandery

Encounter the past brought to life in a beautiful building with an 800 year history. Set in the heart of historic Worcester, The Commandery is most famous for being the Royalist Headquarters during the deciding battle of the English Civil War – the Battle of Worcester 1651. Re-opens February 1st!


Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

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.


Worcestershire County Museum

Explore rooms in the Castle never before open to the public, promenade along the restored Long Gallery and marvel at talking portraits, follow in the footsteps of Queen Elizabeth I, King George III and Queen Charlotte as you explore the historic grounds, and enjoy hands-on activities and unearth stories about the Castle and those that lived there.


George Marshall Medical Museum

The George Marshall Medical Museum is a fantastic and free small museum on the doorstep of Worcestershire Royal Hospital. Come and visit to explore how medicine and health care have changed over the past 250 years. 


Museum of Carpet

Fascinating displays, hand loom & power loom demonstrations and hands on activities. The Museum of Carpet has lots for you to enjoy as you discover over 300 years of Kidderminster’s integral history.


Tudor House Museum


Tudor House, a small but perfectly formed independent museum, set in a fine example of a close-studded timber framed building with the only remaining original embossed ceiling in Worcester. Tudor House is perfect for a family visit with dressing up and games for children to play throughout the year. The Tobias Rat trail guides younger visitors through the museum.


Bewdley Museum

The museum offers a varied programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year with appeal for all ages. The temporary exhibitions are showcased in the Severn and Wyre Forest Galleries and cover both local topics and touring exhibitions.


Avoncroft Museum Of Historic Buildings

Avoncroft Museum is home to over 30 historic buildings and structures which have been rescued and re-built in rural Worcestershire. The open-air Museum is spread over 19 acres and includes a wildflower meadow (open April to September), period gardens, a traditional cider and perry orchard as well as the collection of buildings.


Elgar Birthplace Museum

The Firs: Birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar in Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire England is a museum dedicated to the English composer Edward Elgar On 1 September 2017 the museum reopened under National Trust stewardship. Elgar was born here on 2 June 1857, and lived here until his family moved to Worcester two years later. The museum comprises the Birthplace Cottage and its garden, and the modern Elgar Centre, opened in 2000, which houses further exhibitions and a function room.


Museum Of Royal Worcester

The Museum holds the largest collection of Worcester porcelain in the world and has just undergone a major £1.7 million refurbishment supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Whilst being fresh and modern the new displays pay homage to a magnificent history and heritage.


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