Worcester’s lovely art gallery and museum located in the city centre
Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum was founded in 1833 by fellows of the Worcestershire Natural History Society. It is located in a beautiful Victorian building right in the city centre of Worcester close to the Foregate Street train station.
The museum has three distinct sections: Historic Worcester, the art gallery and an excellent section dedicated to the Worcestershire Regiment and the Yeomanry Cavalry.
The museum also includes a full sized and beautifully restored Victorian Chemist’s Shop which can be viewed through large glass doors and which is opened to the public on the first Monday of each month.
There are some truly unusual items in the collection including the somewhat mysterious Habington Chest that has three locks and appears to have an unusual texture that turns out to be literally hundreds of iron stud nails. Researchers are still at a loss to explain why so many nails were driven into the wood – some of them even forming letters.
There is also a large activity area where art workshops are held for both adults and children. The mezzanine area around the main staircase is now an excellent café serving a range of meals and drinks.
The building is fully accessible and has disabled toilet facilities. The lift to the building can be accessed from Taylor’s Lane and stops at all floors. A wheelchair is kept onsite for use when needed and the whole area is supported with an induction loop.
ADDRESS & CONTACT
Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, Foregate Street, Worcester, United Kingdom – WR1 1DT
Sat Nav Postcode: WR1 1DT
Sat Nav Postcode Parking: B61OUE