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Events for 7th Aug 2018

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

A glass case containing war-time period hospital items such as a crutch and smock
  • Date: 12th March 2016 - 23rd December 2018
  • Every day
  • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Location: County Museum at Hartlebury
  • Cost: Adult-£9, Concession-£8, Child-£5, Family Ticket-£25 & under fives are free

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.

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The County Museum at Hartlebury closes Mondays.

Please visit the County Museum at Hartlebury page for opening information

Ice Age

A colourful illustration of a woolly mammoth in orange, teal and brown
  • Date: 16th June 2018 - 8th September 2018
  • Every day
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Location: City Art Gallery and Museum
  • Cost: FREE

Celebrating half a million years of Worcestershire's history, from the time our ancestors arrived until the end of the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago.

Over this enormous timespan there were many changes in climate, from woolly mammoths roaming icy tundra in Bromsgrove, to prehistoric lions hunting the grasslands beneath Bredon Hill. Humans came and went with the warming and cooling of the climate. Lost Landscapes of Worcestershire will bring this little known period of our prehistory to life through the Ice Age exhibition and many associated events and activities.

Visit Ice Age and come face to face with a Neanderthal, crawl inside our Ice Age shelter and meet Fluffy the Woolly Mammoth.

The Ice Age exhibition is part of Lost Landscapes; a joint project between Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service and Museums Worcestershire, with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. For more information about the Lost Landscapes project see:

Heritage Lottery Fund
Lottery Funded

Please note that Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum is closed Sundays.

Marvellous Middle Ages

A young boy in medieval knight costume in a fighting pose with a sword and shield
  • Date: 31st July 2018 - 24th August 2018
  • Every day
  • Time: 11:00 - 15:00
  • Location: The Commandery
  • Cost: Holiday activities cost £3 per child. Normal admission applies: Adults £5.95 (Concessions £4.95), Children FREE, Individual annual ticket £10.95, Worcester residents annual ticket £5

Join us as we travel back to the Marvellous Middle Ages and find out what life was like in medieval times.

Become a monk, practise your illuminated lettering, go to Squire School or see if you can prevent the plague!

Sessions run on Tuesdays – Fridays over the summer holidays, at 11am and 2pm

Steward's Chemist Shop Open for Visitors

Interior of an historic pharmacy
  • Date: 7th August 2018
  • Time: 11:00 - 15:00
  • Location: City Art Gallery and Museum
  • Cost: Free

On the first Tuesday of each month the doors of Steward's Chemist Shop within Worcester City Museum will be open.

Take a peek inside and hear the fascinating story of how it came from the High Street.

The display was set up after the closure of Stewards Chemist shop at 27 High Street, when the entire shop along with the fixtures and fittings were purchased and transported to the museum to be redisplayed. Over the years the display has been a particular favourite for many visitors to the museum, including many who remember visiting the shop in its heyday.

The History of Steward's Chemist Shop

Summer Fun-Art Attack

  • Date: 7th August 2018 - 9th August 2018
  • Every day
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:00
  • Location: County Museum at Hartlebury
  • Cost: Adult £9, Concess £8, Child £5, Family ticket £25 & under fives free

Wk 2- Art Attack Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays throughout August. Enjoy hands on craft activities with a different theme each week and follow the summer Explorer Trail.


An additional charge of £2 per child applies for the day's activities.

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