The Commandery will be offering free entry on Saturday 14 September, 10.00am to 5.00pm, for Heritage Open Day and will be exploring the siege of 1643 where the people of Worcester came out to defend the city from the Parliamentarian army of Gloucester. There will be talks and tours, a cannon drill and a 17th century drum workshop where visitors can experience the importance of drums on the battlefield. The Guildhall [...]
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Thursday 26 September – Saturday 30 November 2019 Curated in partnership with Meadow Arts Features art from the 18th century to the contemporary Includes works from Tate A new exhibition at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum uses artworks from the 18th century to the contemporary to explore the lure of the ruin and our fascination with what has passed. Ged Quinn's 'Bela Forgets the Scissors', 2016. Copyright Ged Quinn, [...]
Exhibition at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum Saturday 20 July – Saturday 14 September 2019 One of the UK's finest collections of vintage Star Wars toys On display for the first time in the West Midlands Hands on activities including Millennium Falcon cockpit activity base, digital guides and sensory activity bags On 20 July, from a galaxy far, far away comes an absolute must see for fans of Star Wars [...]
Saturday 25 May (10am-5pm) Sunday 26 May (1.30-5pm) and Monday 27 May (10am-5pm) Oak Apple Day at The Commandery brings a traditional celebration back to life, telling the tale of Charles II’s flight from the Battle of Worcester through living history and spring-inspired family fun, on the last weekend in May. The spectacular Grade I listed Commandery in Worcester will see its medieval Great Hall festooned with garlands of oak leaves, [...]
There’s roarsome fun this May Bank Holiday weekend when Hartlebury Castle encourages its visitors to discover dragons at the historic site. On Bank Holiday Monday 27 May visitors can hear modern and traditional tales of dragons with the Puppet Tree storytellers, follow the dragon trail around the Castle and enjoy dragon-themed craft activity such as making a dragon puppet or hatching their own dragon egg. Visitors can have a go at [...]
New exhibition announced at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum 4th May – 6th July 2019 • See Turner’s first sketchbook • Turner’s oil painting A View of the High Street, Oxford, 1809-10, is centrepiece of the exhibition • Includes JMW Turner’s first commissions Hot on the heels of the record-breaking Matisse exhibition at Worcester Art Gallery & Museum, the Gallery are showing the work of another internationally renowned artist this [...]