Events Listings

Events for 21st Sep 2017

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. 

Enquiring Minds

Oil painting of picturesque hills
  • Date: 14th January 2017 - 11th November 2017
  • Every day
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Location: City Art Gallery and Museum
  • Cost: Free

Visitors can discover and celebrate this rather special period from Worcester's past in this exhibition drawn from the museum collection and some special items on loan.

Seemingly impossible engineering feats, global wildlife explorations, early investigations into iron-age man, world-renowned artist sketching trips: all these amazing activities were happening in Worcester a hundred and fifty years ago. Worcester was a burgeoning cultural city in a busy changing landscape.

Exhibition highlights are drawings by naturalist John Gould, land- and cityscape watercolours by artist HH Lines and local artefacts discovered by famous archaeologist Pitt Rivers. 

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

A WWI nurse's uniform
  • 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

Late Autumn Craftcase

Display of textiles, blue denim heart in a white frame, blue denim heart brooch.
  • Date: 05th September 2017 - 14th November 2017
  • Every day
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Location: City Art Gallery and Museum
  • Cost: Free

This late Autumn Craftcase shows work from mixed media artist Melissa z Wright.

Mixed media artist Melissa Wright debut exhibition in our Autumn Craftcase shows a selection of handcrafted cards, pictures and brooches. Following a theme of hearts and flowers each unique piece is made up of layers of cloth, embroidery and recycled denim. All items in the Craftcase exhibitions are for sale.

The Battle of Powick Bridge - Civil War Nights at The Commandery

Civil War Cannon
  • Date: 21st September 2017
  • Time: 19:00
  • Location: The Commandery
  • Cost: Tickets £7 (£5 for Battle of Worcester society members)

Talks take place in The Great Hall of The Commandery at 7pm. Tickets are available in advance from The Commandery shop. Talks are in partnership with the Battle of Worcester Society.

Howard Robinson, Local Historian and direct descendant of Oliver Cromwell, will talk about the battle of Powick Bridge which has its 375th anniversary on 23rd September 2017. 'Worcester where England's sorrows began and where they are Happily Ended.'

Doors open 6.30 p.m., talks start at 7.00 p.m. Refreshments will be available to purchase.


£3 for students, £5 for members and £7 for non members.

'Civil War Nights' is a series of talks About aspects of the English Civil Wars. Brought to you by The Battle of Worcester Society.

Discover more events