We are pleased to reopen the City Art Gallery & Museum and welcome back visitors. For information about the measures we continue to take to ensure your safety please click here.

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.

Read our 2021 events brochure.

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

Christmas and New Year Opening:

Normal opening, up to and including Friday 24 December.  Closed Saturday 25 –  Bank Holiday Tuesday 28 December 2021, then open Wednesday 29 – Friday 31st December 2021. Closed Saturday 1 January– Bank Holiday Monday 3 January 2022. Reopening Tuesday 4th January 2022.

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 provide a digital version which can be accessed on visitor’s smartphones when possible.

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.


The Balcony Cafe is temporarily closed as we reopen the museum in line with social distancing guidelines – we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.