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Events for 22nd May 2018

Benjamin Williams Leader: Blest by the Suns of Home

An oil painting of a muddy farm track leading to some rustic cottages at daybreak

Benjamin Williams Leader, Worcestershire Morning Clearing after Rain, Worcester Museums Collection

  • Date: 17th February 2018 - 02nd June 2018
  • Every day
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Location: City Art Gallery and Museum
  • Cost: FREE entry

Benjamin Williams Leader, Worcestershire's greatest artist became an international success with his paintings of the idyllic English landscape.

During World War One, these images took on a new emotional appeal with connotations of a landscape worth fighting for. The exhibition brings together Leader's beautiful paintings from the Worcester City Collection with loans from both private and national collections, including a work from the Royal Collection purchased in 1914 by King George V. In contrast it also explores poignant imagery of the ruined landscapes of France and Belgium after the War.

This exhibition is open Monday - Saturday, 10.30am - 4.30pm from Saturday 17th Feburary until Saturday 2nd June.

Heritage Lottery Fund
Lottery FundedWorcestershire World War 100

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

Bite-size talk: Benjamin Williams Leader

A curator talking to visitors in front of a large landscape oil painting
  • Date: 22nd May 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 the Benjamin Williams Leader: Blest by the Suns of Home exhibition.

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 gallerymuseum@worcestershire.gov.uk 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

The War to End All Wars

To Commemorate "Peace" 1919
  • Date: 03rd 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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