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Events for 10th Jul 2018

Bite-sized talk: Specimen conservation for the Ice Age: freeing the moose head and other stories

A large taxidermy moose head being lifted down from a cherry picker vehicle
  • Date: 10th July 2018
  • Time: 13:00 - 13:30
  • Location: City Art Gallery and Museum
  • Cost: £3 per person

Join us for a lunch-time talk and discover more about Specimen conservation for the Ice Age: freeing the moose head and other stories

Tickets are £3, you can book tickets in advance at the Art Gallery desk or on 01905 25371. We try to repeat the talk where possible if we receive more bookings than there are places, but we recommend booking to avoid disappointment. 

Talk attendees also receive a 10 percent discount in the beautiful Balcony Café.

If you would like to find out more about the museum collections and exhibitions, join the Museums Worcestershire curators on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for our series of lunchtime talks.

If you are interested in becoming a member and receiving priority booking, please email for more information. 

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.

Find out more

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.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles Poster
  • Date: 10th July 2018 - 22nd July 2018
  • Every day
  • Location: The Commandery
  • Cost: Call Worcester Live Box office for more info

This summer Worcester Repertory Company brings another theatre production to The Commandery gardens.

"Arguably Conan Doyle's most famous mystery, The Hound of the Baskervilles is this year given the Worcester Rep treatment. Why is Mrs Hudson in the play when she wasn't in the original? Why is Sherlock Holmes convinced that the Hound of the Baskervilles has a beard? Why is Dr Watson so unbelievably stupid? Why do we let people from Droitwich buy tickets? Why can't we afford Benedict Cabbagepatch? Why is raining? Why have we asked people to come dressed up as dogs? Why are we here? You will get no answers at all to these and many other questions posed on the night!"

Performance Times:

Tuesday 10th – Sunday 22nd July (Excluding Monday 16th)
7.30pm Tuesday – Saturday
3pm Sundays


Tickets £16.50
Sunday performances £13.50
U16s £8
Flexi Tickets £18.50 – can be used for any performance

For further details and booking please contact Worcester Live Box office 01905 611427. 

The War to End All Wars

To Commemorate "Peace" 1919
  • Date: 3rd February 2018 - 10th November 2018
  • Every day
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Location: City Art Gallery and Museum
  • Cost: FREE entry

Using artefacts from the Museums Worcestershire and partner collections, this exhibition will explore how our future was changed for ever by the First World War.

WW1's legacy was a wide impact on life in the C20th, making changes in class structure, politics, fashion, food production as well as our national defence.

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

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