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Events for 21st Dec 2017

Celebrate the Winter Solstice

A dramatic orange sunset behind Worcester Cathedral
  • Date: 21st December 2017
  • Time: 15:00 - 17:30
  • Location: The Commandery
  • Cost: £2.50 per child. Booking essential

Join the Friends of Fort Royal Park and The Commandery to celebrate the Winter Solstice.

A free family celebration of light and dark. Put new year hopes and wishes in Solstice fire. Refreshments available.

  • Build giant Phoenix and Egg puppets
  • Put Solstice wishes on leaves for burning in the Solstice Fire
  • Make hats and masks
  • Dancefest Performance
  • See the sunset over Worcester Cathedral
  • Walk the Candle Labyrinth

Come with your own lantern, or join a lantern-making session at The Commandery from 10am - 1pm on Thursday 21st December.

£2.50 per child. Booking essential: 01905 361821 or 

For more information please contact: 01905 722233 or email:

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 Family Fun

A young girl using colouring pens to decorate a piece of wood
  • Date: 19th December 2017 - 23rd December 2017
  • Every day
  • Time: 11:00 - 13:00
  • Location: The Commandery
  • Cost: Adults £5.95 Concessions £4.95 Children FREE Individual annual ticket £10.95 Worcester residents annual ticket £5

Get creative for Christmas making cards and crackers and discover more about time-old traditions.

Special family activities cost an extra £2 towards materials.

Christmas through the Ages

The Commandery in snow
  • Date: 1st 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.

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