Where history comes to life …
The Tudor House museum is located on Friar Street, one of the most heritage rich areas in Worcester and is housed in an original 16th century timber framed building. Inside the Tudor house visitors can see a series of displays as well as the remarkable architecture of the building including the original wattle and daub walls.
The history of the rooms is fascinating as they were once a collection of small weavers’ cottagers that might have later housed small traders or craftsmen such as cobblers. The building later became home to the Cross Keys Tavern before be purchased by the famous Cadbury family and converted into a coffee house. Perhaps this was even the first coffee house in Worcester. For a while it was used as a small school clinic and during World War Two sections of it were used as a billeting centre and the ARP Warden’s office.
The museum is very child friendly and has extensive education areas upstairs where kids can play Tudor games and have fun digging through the period costumes in the dressing up box.
A coffee and gift shop is situated on the ground floor adjacent to the entrance. Access to the museum is free although donations are always very welcome.
ADDRESS & CONTACT
38-42 Friar Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, England – WR1 2NA
Sat Nav Postcode: WR1 2NA
Sat Nav Postcode Parking: WR1 2LU (Cathedral Plaza Car Park / NCP)