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Events for 14th Aug 2018

Bite-size talk: Graven upon their old bones: Worcestershire's nineteenth century Ice Age collectors

Fragments of mammal bones from the Ice Age period
  • Date: 14th August 2018
  • Time: 13:00 - 13:30
  • Location: City Art Gallery and Museum
  • Cost: £3 per person

Join us for a 30 minute bite-sized talk on Worcestershire's nineteenth century Ice Age collectors

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.

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

Summer Fun-Castle & Fortifications

  • Date: 14th August 2018 - 16th 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

Wk3- Castle & Fortifications Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays throughout August. Enjoy hands on craft activities with a different theme each week and follow the Explorer Trail


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

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