Welcome to Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum

Housed in an elegant Victorian building in the heart of Worcester, the Art Gallery and Museum is a warm and friendly place with exhibitions, events and activities for all the family to enjoy throughout the year.

Entry to the museum is free.

Opening times are Monday to Saturday: 10.30am – 4.30pm. Sundays and Bank Holidays: closed. The Chemist Shop is usually open on the first Tuesday of every month from 11am to 3pm. Plan your visit or keep scrolling to see what’s on.

There’s a lot to explore in the museum, from pre-historic fossils right through to Worcestershire Sauce…

Worcester’s fine art collection is especially rich in works by British Impressionist artists including Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes and Dame Laura Knight. Where possible the works are included within temporary exhibitions. There are ambitions to have this outstanding collection on permanent display in a dedicated gallery in the future.

Meanwhile gorgeous landscapes by Worcester’s own Benjamin Williams Leader are on permanent display, vibrant prints from the collection can be seen on the balcony and other works can be found in the museum gallery.

A photo showing artworks on the staircase at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum.

Exhibition Highlights

You can also see a fascinating and touching display about Worcestershire-born F1 driver Peter Collins, F1 Hero – Mustow Green to Nürburgring until 20 January 2024.

You can also enjoy…

Events and activities

Have fun with family trails and exciting activities for children; enjoy Bite-size Talks to learn more about the collection and exhibitions; or pop in after work for themed cocktails and music at Museum After Hours events.

Find upcoming events in the calendar, pick up the latest brochure, or drop by to chat to the team.

Little Al’s at the Balcony Café

Little Al’s at the Balcony is the lovely independent coffee shop situated within the splendid Victorian architecture of the building.

Enjoy homemade, ethically responsible and locally sourced food in the heart of Worcester.

Open Monday to Saturday from 10.30am to 4pm.

The Gallery and Museum Shop

The gift shop is the perfect place to find unique and eco-friendly greeting cards, souvenirs inspired by exhibitions, and special gifts to treasure.

You can pick up art supplies too!

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Where to find the museum

Get in touch

Address: Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1DT

Phone: 01905 25371

Email: gallerymuseum@museumsworcestershire.org.uk