Our museums are now closed to the public, in line with recent government guidance – please read our latest updates here.

You can keep enjoying our museums and collections on our ‘Stay Connected’ hub with activities, articles about our collections, online exhibitions and more. We hope you welcome you back to our museums as soon as we can.

Welcome to Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

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.

Visiting the Art Gallery and Museum

Entry: Free

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.

Our temporary exhibitions change regularly, so why not browse our What’s On calendar.

Worcester’s principal art gallery and museum hosts a unique programme of contemporary art exhibitions, as well as housing a historic picture collection and an intriguing selection of objects ranging from a 19th century chemist’s shop to the wonderful Regimental Museum.

Permanent Displays

Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum showcases an amazing array of objects related to the City of Worcester and its history.

See incredible items gathered from all over the world by the founders of the museum that have fascinated visitors for decades in the City Museum, or visit The Worcestershire Soldier to see a popular permanent exhibition featuring collections and objects from the Mercian Regiment Museum Worcestershire (formerly the Worcestershire Regiment Museum), Worcestershire Yeomanry Cavalry and the City Museum Service.

We have many Star Attractions, but there are certain pieces that the public always seem to appreciate and remember: the Chemist Shop, the mighty Sturgeon, Sabrina and of course Albert the Albatross.

Opening Times

  • Monday to Saturday: 10.30am – 4.30pm
  • Sunday and Bank Holidays: Closed

Festive period opening times at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum will be

  • Open regular opening times up to and including Wednesday 23 December (we close at the earlier time of 1:30pm for Christmas Eve).
  • Closed Friday 25 – Monday 28 December 2020 inclusive.
  • Open regular times Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 December inclusive (we close at the earlier time of 1:30pm for New Years Eve).
  • Closed Friday 1 January 2021 before reopening Saturday 2 January 2021.

Exhibitions & Events

Museums Worcestershire offers a varied programme of activities and events as well as offering the visitor the chance to explore our venues’ fascinating histories.

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Visitor Facilities and Access

  • The Art Gallery and Museum is fully accessible and has an easy access toilet.
  • Lift entrance is at pavement level in Taylor’s Lane and services all floors.
  • A wheelchair is available for public use.
  • The Gallery is equipped with an Induction Loop.
  • Baby changing facilities are available.
  • Guide and assistance dogs welcome.
  • Read our Access Statement.

Temporary safety measures due to social distancing guidelines:

Only accessible toilets will be available. Our lift should only be used if you are unable to use the stairs, and can only be used by one person or household at a time. Large print is temporarily not available behind the art gallery desk but we will be providing a digital version which can be accessed on visitor’s smartphones.

Read the full list of safety measures & guidance for planning your visit here.

It is possible that there may be other changes to access arrangements as we attempt to find the safest solutions to the current coronavirus guidelines. If you have any particular concerns please call us before visiting to discuss the measures that are in place at that time.



The Art Gallery and Museum shop is the perfect place to find unique greeting cards, souvenirs and special gifts to treasure.

Our shop in the foyer has been renovated during 2020 and is open with an exciting new range of products.

Currently accepting card payments only.


The Balcony Café is run by partners Pete and Gemma (who you might recognise from The Commandery’s café).

They serve up a range of freshly-made sandwiches, salads and soups, delicious cakes and thirst-quenching drinks including coffee from the local Method Roastery of Worcester. View the menu here.

The Balcony Cafe will be temporarily closed as we reopen the museum in line with social distancing guidelines – so refreshments are not available onsite at the moment. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.