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Characters from the Collection

  • 18th Dec 2017
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Location: City Art Gallery and Museum
  • Cost: Free

This new display around the museum's atmospheric balcony cafe brings out a selection of rarely-displayed paintings from the museum collection and introduces their accompanying stories.

From film stars to artist's muses to great Worcester leaders, the Worcester City museum collection includes pictures of many interesting characters, ones you'll know and ones you won't. 


Happening Today, 18th Dec 2017

Characters from the Collection

Location: City Art Gallery and Museum

Time: 10:30 - 16:30

Cost: Free

This new display around the museum's atmospheric balcony cafe brings out a selection of rarely-displayed paintings from the museum collection and introduces their accompanying stories.

From film stars to artist's muses to great Worcester leaders, the Worcester City museum collection includes pictures of many interesting characters, ones you'll know and ones you won't. 


Christmas through the Ages

Location: The Commandery

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Cost: Adults £5.95 (£4.95*). Children go FREE. Worcester Residents Annual Pass £5**. Season Ticket (annual) £10.95 (£9.95*) *Concession & Student (17+) prices **Please bring your Council Tax bill as proof of residency.

Find out about traditions from Yule logs and feasting to Christmas cards and crackers in spectacular historical Christmas settings and daily talks.

 Special family activities cost an extra £2 towards materials.

Crafted for You

Location: City Art Gallery and Museum

Time: 10:30 - 16:30

Cost: Free

This Christmas, Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum again brings an exquisite array of jewellery, glassware, ceramics and other handmade craftsmanship to the city.

The Midlands has a special history as a centre for decorative making skills and we're proud that this tradition continues today and celebrated in this exhibition. Each piece has been made by a talented maker and hand-picked for this top-quality exhibition.

If you are looking for a unique Christmas gift for someone special or hard to buy for, all items are for sale and make perfect presents with a local provenance. Purchasing from the exhibition supports both the museum and local artists.

Hartlebury Castle’s History as a WWI Voluntary Aid Detachment Hospital: 'A Happy Convalescence'

Location: County Museum at Hartlebury

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Cost: Adults £5, Seniors £2.50, Children (aged 5-16) £2.50, Family Ticket £13 (admits 2 adults & 2 children)

Stories of fun, friendship and romance that offered a brief respite from the front lines for injured soldiers sent to recover at Hartlebury Castle Hospital.

The exhibition will feature real objects from the trenches, including gas masks, cigarettes and even a surgeon's kit used at the front. The exhibition has been curated from Museum Worcestershire’s collection along with loans from George Marshall Medical Museum, The Mercian Regiment Museum and from local people.

A Happy Convalescence, is part of the Worcestershire World War One Hundred project.

Find out more

The County Museum at Hartlebury closes Mondays.

Please visit the County Museum at Hartlebury page for opening information

Warhol to Walker: American Prints from Pop Art to Today

Location: City Art Gallery and Museum

Time: 10:30 - 16:30

Cost: Free

This exhibition explores great American printmaking from Pop Art to today, including work by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and Jim Dine.

The selection of nine key works from the British Museum’s collection gives a sense of the diversity and vitality of American printmaking from 1960 to the present. 

Alongside the prints on loan from the British Museum, the exhibition will include works from the Worcester City Collection including pieces by Eduardo Paolozzi, Howard Hodgkin and Richard Hamilton. These vibrant treasures of the city's collection highlight how artists have pushed the boundaries of print-making and explore subjects as diverse as the Vietnam War, Bing Crosby, gin, Che Guevara, picnics and the universe.

A British Museum Partnership Exhibition, supported by the Dorset Foundation

Open Monday - Saturday (10.30am - 4.30pm). Closed Sundays. 

The British Museum

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