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Events for 26th Oct 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. 

Halloween at The Commandery

Two women dressed as Florence and Ethel, Victorian ghost hunters at The Commandery
  • Date: 24th October 2017 - 31st October 2017
  • Every day
  • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Location: The Commandery
  • Cost: Standard: £5.95, Concession: £4.95, Child: Free, Additional £2 for 'Victorian Ghost Hunt'

Join us for spooky tours at the Commandery this Halloween. Creepy characters, ghost hunting, and scavenging, something for all ages!

True Tales of The Commandery

Wednesday 25th, Friday 27th, Sunday 29th and Tuesday 31st October
11am and 2pm (Sunday- 2pm and 3.15pm)

Uncover stories of creepy characters that have been spotted in this 1000 year old building, which has a bloody past, while exploring its many nooks and crannies.

Suitable for adults and ages 11+ (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Normal admission prices apply.


Victorian Ghost Hunt

Tuesday 24th, Thursday 26th & Saturday 28th October
11am and 2pm

Join the Victorian Ghost hunters Florence and Ethel and help them discover who The Commandery spirits are through a series of clues and challenges.

Suitable for ages 5-10 (children must be accompanied by an adult)
£2 per child. Normal admission prices apply. To book a place call 01905 361821


Spooky Family Fun

Tuesday 24th – Sunday 29th October, & Tuesday 31st October

  • Spooky scavenger hunt. Collect your clue sheet from the shop. (Suitable for the under 5s)

  • Haunted selfie sitting room


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

Hartlebury Halloween

children carving pumpkins
  • Date: 24th October 2017 - 27th October 2017
  • Every day
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:00
  • Location: County Museum at Hartlebury
  • Cost: Admission costs are Adults £5, Seniors £2.50, Children (aged 5-16) £2.50, Family Ticket £13 (admits 2 adults & 2 children). Additional £2 per child to join in the day's activities, plus a small extra charge for pumpkins.

Four fun family days of Autumn and Halloween themed craft activities. You can also carve a pumpkin for your Halloween celebrations.

An additional charge of £2 per child applies for the day's activities, plus a small charge for your pumpkin.

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