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Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

Foregate Street, Worcester WR1 1DT, England
+44 1905 25371
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A treasure of a building, a treat to visit.

A lovely gallery with a great tea room cleverly located around the broad balcony area at the top of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
142louised
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Worcester, United Kingdom
Small, tired, run-down, a little disappointing.

As a regular traveller around the UK and beyond my wife and I are always keen to visit local... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
MattyLion
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Llangollen, 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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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Foregate Street, Worcester WR1 1DT, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 11 October 2017

As a regular traveller around the UK and beyond my wife and I are always keen to visit local museums everywhere we go. Worcester was another place we wanted to tick off our list, but I have to say the museum and gallery was disappointing....More

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Charlie F, Marketing Officer at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for leaving us your feedback, we appreciate your honest and in-depth review given your experience visiting galleries and museums and we're sorry to hear that you visited at a point of our programme that was less interesting to you than other times might...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This museum is closed on Sunday and opens at 10:30am from Monday to Saturday. It's housed in a grand historic building and is not very large. There are exhibitions with a good mix of Worcester town history, geology and its people. There is also a...More

Thank LauraDaveJames
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for your informative review.

Reviewed 9 September 2017

The Museum is just on the edge of Worcester and on occasions has special exhibitions some of which are also free to enter. The staff are helpful and the Museum provides a good venue to learn more about Worcester and Worcestershire. As with all public...More

Thank realisticr99
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for leaving us this helpful review, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit. Although this week is changeover week at the art gallery, for the majority of the year there are special exhibitions that our visitors can enjoy, which change 4-5 times...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

Beautiful surroundings, lovely staff and superb food. This cafe is a hidden gem on the balcony of the museum. The food is homemade with specials everyday. Excellent attention to detail - dressed salads with not an iceberg lettuce in sight. Great value too, particularly the...More

Thank emmak392016
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

What a wonderful recommendation - thank you so much for leaving the time to review the café, which is very proud to serve fresh and locally sourced food in a lovely peaceful setting.

Reviewed 27 August 2017

Lovely place and building. Lift to upper floor. Museum has a lot of displays about Worcester past industries. Only place I could find information about Lea & Perrins Worcester Sauce. Glove making display cabinets very interesting.

Thank j0andphilip
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you for leaving us a review, we also do regular bite-sized talks about our local collections on the second Tuesday of each month, and we have one focusing on the Lea & Perrins collection in December that you may be interested in.

Reviewed 20 August 2017

A not untypical provincial municipal museum. The collection is eclectic and jumbled but some individual works are impressive. The place needs the displays and signage renewed and the whole area given a facelift. But presumably the council funds will not run to that. There is...More

Thank Andy6591
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed visiting our collection and discovering what we have on offer. Thank you for letting us know that you feel the signage needs improving, we aim to continually make improvements to our visitor experience.

Reviewed 10 August 2017

I visited with my daughter to see the costume display and have lunch. The food is freshly prepared and excellent value. It is a pleasant place to sit being quiet with the tables arranged around the balcony area.

Thank Gill P
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you for leaving us a review - we're pleased to hear that you enjoyed visiting our Celebrity exhibition and the Balcony Cafe.

Reviewed 10 August 2017

This museum is close to Bristol where parking is not particularly difficult. The layout inside is sectioned for easy research if you are studying for an exam or just an interest. There is a café for refreshments on the ground floor. The displays are clear...More

Thank Richard T
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you for the review, but we believe that you might be talking about Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery rather than us!

Reviewed 27 May 2017

We were staying the night in Worcester and discovered the museum and art gallery was opening late so we went along. To our delight refreshments were on offer - what better way to get the weekend off to a wonderful start! The cocktails were amazing...More

Thank Lizzie071
Charlie F, Marketing Officer at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you for your fabulous review of our first ever Museum after Hours event! We are so glad that you enjoyed it, and can't wait to bring you similar evenings in June and July.

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