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Events for 26th Nov 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. 


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.

Discover Thanksgiving at The Commandery

A man in puritan costume toasting at a table of traditional autumn-winter food
  • Date: 25th November 2017 - 26th November 2017
  • Every day
  • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
  • Location: The Commandery
  • Cost: Adults £5.95 Concessions £4.95 Children FREE Individual annual ticket £10.95 Worcester residents annual ticket £5

New for 2017 at The Commandery! Follow in the footsteps of future US Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams to "the ground where Liberty was fought for".

Celebrate the history of Thanksgiving in a beautiful building with an 800-year history. Discover the meaning of this North American holiday, try your hand at seasonal wreath-making and taste the flavours of Thanksgiving while enjoying a fascinating new display that tells the story of two US Senators' visit to Worcester in 1786.

Saturday: 10am - 5pm, Sunday: 1.30- 5pm

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

Warhol to Walker: American Prints from Pop Art to Today

Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Donald Judd, Brice Marden, Richard Estes, Chuck Close, Jim Dine, Kara Walker
  • Date: 04th November 2017 - 06th January 2018
  • Every day
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Location: City Art Gallery and Museum
  • Cost: Free

This exhibition explores great American printmaking from Pop Art to today, including work by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and Jim Dine.

The selection of nine key works from the British Museum’s collection gives a sense of the diversity and vitality of American printmaking from 1960 to the present. 

Alongside the prints on loan from the British Museum, the exhibition will include works from the Worcester City Collection including pieces by Eduardo Paolozzi, Howard Hodgkin and Richard Hamilton. These vibrant treasures of the city's collection highlight how artists have pushed the boundaries of print-making and explore subjects as diverse as the Vietnam War, Bing Crosby, gin, Che Guevara, picnics and the universe.

A British Museum Partnership Exhibition, supported by the Dorset Foundation

Open Monday - Saturday (10.30am - 4.30pm). Closed Sundays. 

The British Museum

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