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Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

Worcester City Museum & Art Gallery Foregate Street, Worcester WR1 1DT, England
+44 1905 25371
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Worcester City Museum

This a very good free museum close to Foregate Street station next to the Crown Court. The... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
CarltonA10
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Stoke Poges, United Kingdom
Quite Good and Free Entry

A rather good example of a free entry museum, located about a 5 minute walk from the main Foregate... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
Eccentric87
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United Kingdom
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Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum is housed in an elegant Victorian building in the heart of Worcester. The beautiful interior is a warm and friendly place, with something for all the family to enjoy. Immerse yourself in the special exhibitions, events and activities throughout the year. The museum gallery has lots of amazing things to see including dinosaur footprints, Worcestershire Sauce archive and many more interesting objects from a real Roman mosaic to a Native American totem pole. Whilst you are here visit the engaging and interactive galleries dedicated to telling the story of the Worcestershire Regiment and the Worcestershire Yeomanry Cavalry and not forgetting the recreated Victorian Chemist Shop.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Worcester City Museum & Art Gallery Foregate Street, Worcester WR1 1DT, England
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+44 1905 25371
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

This a very good free museum close to Foregate Street station next to the Crown Court. The building itself is worth admiring from the street before going in. In particular the military section was excellent. There is a gift shop, café and art gallery as...More

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for this review - we're glad that you enjoyed popping in. The chemist shop is open to the public on the first Tuesday of each month between 11am and 3pm.

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

A rather good example of a free entry museum, located about a 5 minute walk from the main Foregate Street railway station. It comprises of 2 main galleries and also an art gallery, which I did not visit. The museum begins with a very well...More

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for your comments about our museum exhibitions. It is very helpful to us to know that this was your experience, and we are sorry to hear that you had a disappointing visit to the museum. We are currently planning changes to...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Free entrance into a small museum and art gallery. The art gallery has different exhibitions so check before you visit. On the day I went it was a Victorian painter, not my favourite genre. But since the paintings were of local views it was actually...More

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for this lovely feedback - we hope to see you again soon for one of our future exhibitions, and we try to keep our visitors engaged with the strange and wonderful items from our collection!

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

The Victoria Institute in Foregate Street houses three museums - the City Museum, the military museum of The Worcestershire Regiment and the Art Gallery AND the Balcony Cafe serves excellent buttery tea cakes. All are well worth visiting - not too much to take in...More

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for this lovely review - and we're glad to hear that you're planning another visit to see more. You may enjoy the exhibition about Worcestershire's Ice Age history which is on over the summer, until the 8th September.

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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Visiting Worcester with friends, we like to take in local points of interest. We had already visited the Priory/Cathedral, so decided that we would spend the afternoon at the local museum/art gallery. These can be dull places, full of Victorian collectables, dusty and poorly presented....More

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your positive review - we are pleased to hear that being greeted by an enormous 180 year-old sturgeon made you smile! The chemist shop is a very precious part of our collection and it is open on the first Tuesday of each...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

A well curated and enjoyable exhibition. There is always something worth seeing in the gallery as well as the city museum.

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you for leaving feedback about our regular programme of exhibitions including the recent 'Warhol to Walker', we are always glad to hear from visitors who come back regularly.

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We went to see the Warhol to Walker visit mainly I must say to see the Andy Warhol iconic Campbell's Green Pea Soup, the exhibition is on loan from The British Museum and is well worth a visit

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Warhol's iconic Green Pea Soup print was indeed a very exciting piece to display at Worcester City Art Gallery - thank you for leaving us a review of your visit, and we hope that it tempts you to return for one of our future exhibitions.

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

This is a lovely small museum with enough exhibits for you to be really interested by something every time you visit. The balcony coffee shop is a delight - and they do a good deal on bacon rolls! Stunning bronze statue on the balcony!

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you very much for the delightful review, the statue of Sabrina (goddess of the River Severn) is one of our favourite pieces!

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

If art is your bag than visit, otherwise maybe give it a miss. Not that detailed or interesting. Tea bar.More

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you for your feedback, it is very useful for us and we are sorry you didn't enjoy your visit. We have a varied programme of exhibitions over the course of the year in the art gallery, to suit the many different audiences that visit...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

A lovely gallery with a great tea room cleverly located around the broad balcony area at the top of the building. Fully accessible by lift from the ground to the top. Like many small museums and galleries, the permanent collection may not be to everyone's...More

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

What a lovely review - thank you very much for leaving so much informative information here for potential visitors. We put as much as we can on display in the museum and regularly add special pieces to the displays. The Steward's Chemist Shop is a...More

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