Events Listings

Events for 12th Dec 2017

Bite-sized talk: Lea and Perrins and Worcestershire Sauce

Historic bottles of Lea & Perrins sauce

Learning at the Commandery

  • Date: 12th December 2017
  • Time: 13:00 - 13:30
  • Location: City Art Gallery and Museum
  • Cost: £2 per person

Worcestershire is known throughout the world for its iconic sauce, still made in Worcester. Join us for a lunch-time talk and find out more of its history.

Members can book tickets in advance at the Art Gallery desk or on 01905 25371, all other tickets are available on the day on a first-come-first-served basis. We try to repeat the talk where possible if we receive more bookings than there are places.

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. 

Characters from the Collection

An engraving of a historical boxing match on Pitchcroft in Worcester
  • Date: 18th February 2017 - 13th January 2018
  • Every day
  • 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. 

Christmas through the Ages

The Commandery in snow
  • Date: 01st December 2017 - 31st December 2017
  • Every day
  • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Location: The Commandery
  • 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

Illustration of a baby hare illuminated by the moon on a hillside
  • Date: 18th November 2017 - 27th January 2018
  • Every day
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Location: City Art Gallery and Museum
  • 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'

A glass case containing war-time period hospital items such as a crutch and smock
  • Date: 12th March 2016 - 01st March 2018
  • Every day
  • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Location: County Museum at Hartlebury
  • 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

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