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

(Last orders in the café 4.15pm)

Please note: throughout January and February we are working to bring our visitors a newly-renovated shop.
Our foyer shop will be closed Saturday 11 January – Saturday 4 April 2020 inclusive. This will not affect entrance or exit to the building: visitors can still enter through the main staircase and use the lift as normal. A temporary shop will be open in our upstairs gallery from Saturday 18 January, and our exhibition spaces are open as normal. We look forward to your visit!

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.



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

Please note: our shop in the foyer will be closed from Saturday 11 January 2020 as we renovate the space. The shop will be temporarily relocated to our upstairs gallery from Saturday 18 January, and the new foyer shop will officially open on Saturday 4 April with an exciting new range of products.


The brand new Balcony Café is now open for business! It will be run by partners Pete and Gemma (who you might recognise from The Commandery’s café).

They’ll be serving 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.

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