Love Worcester

Celebrate Worcester’s spectacular heritage by visiting all of our heritage sites this half term, with many offering activities to keep the adults and kids entertained.


The Commandery

Living History at The Commandery

Sat 16–Sun 17 February, 10am-5pm
Experience 2000 years of history come to life with a weekend of living history encampments, military displays, vintage vehicles and more.


George Marshall Medical Museum

Free tours of George Marshall Medical Museum.

Mon 18 February, 10am-1pm
Learn all about phrenology and Victorian surgery on a free guided tour of the George Marshall Medical Museum. Numbers limited, please telephone

Remembering Powick Hospital

Mon 18 February, 6.30pm
Mental Nurse Ken Crump opens the door on the history of Powick Hospital. In his own words. £5, booking required.

Heart and Soul (map your heart)

Tue 19–Fri 22 February, 9am to 5pm
Focus your mind on the people, places, things and activities you love! Highlight the positive things in your life to promote happiness and relieve stress. Free self-guided activity.


Greyfriars’ House & Garden

Living History at Greyfriars’

Sat 16–Sun 17 February, 11am-3.30pm
Get launched back in time at Greyfriars as it’s brought to life by characters spanning 400 years of history. Normal admission applies.


The Guildhall Worcester

Guildhall’s Hidden Treasures

Mon 18–Sat 23 February, 9am-4pm
The Guildhall is a truly beautiful building which dates back to 1721 and has a fascinating history. It was once the seat of justice throughout the city and even housed a prison. Today it offers visitors a glimpse of Worcester’s rich and varied heritage showing off the hidden treasures of the Guildhall.


The Hive (Worcestershire Archive &Archaeology Service)

Hands on History

Thu 21 February, xxam-xxpm
Hands on archaeology and history activities for the family in the Hive’s children’s library. Free, just drop in.

Behind the Scenes: Civil War Tour

Sat 23 February, 2pm-3.30pm
A behind the scenes tour of Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology in The Hive, showing off documents and archaeological finds relating to the Civil War in Worcestershire. £6, booking required.


The Infirmary, City Campus

Give Your Heart a Break

Tue 19 February, 10am-2pm
Do you love buildings? Take an architecture tour of Worcester Business School. Spot the Georgian and Victorian features and learn of discoveries below the ground! Free with booking required here.


Museum of Royal Worcester

Love Worcester Family Discovery Trail and Backpacks

Mon–Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Find something you love in our newly-refurbished displays with our family-friendly trail and fun interactives. Take a themed adventure through the Museum with our new family explorer backpacks. Museum Entry £6.50, Children Free.your own royal wax seal.

Family Hands-On Workshop: Drawing and Watercolour

Thu 21 February 10.30am-12.30pm
Join artist Fliss O’Neill for a hands-on family workshop discovering drawing and watercolour techniques inspired by the shapes and decorations of Worcester porcelain. £5 per participant, includes Museum entry, book online here.

Family Hands-On Workshop: Tea Ceremony & Clay Play

Fri 22 February 10.30am-12.30pm
Artist Fliss O’Neill invites you to celebrate the ritual of having tea and make a clay pinch pot in a family creative workshop. £5 per participant, includes Museum entry, book online here.

Special Exhibition: The Precious Clay: porcelain in contemporary art

Mon–Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm
Explore unusual and interesting responses to the Museum’s porcelain collections, through the eyes of
contemporary artists, in Meadow Arts’ exhibition of innovative artworks, The Precious Clay. Museum Entry £6.50, Children Free.


 

St Helen’s Church

Guided Tour of St Helen’s

Fri 15 & Friday 22 February, 10am-2pm
Our St Helen’s Guides will welcome you into the oldest church in Worcester where you can learn about our rich and varied history. Coffee and cake served for donations. Children’s craft table and toys.


St Martin’s in the Cornmarket

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St Swithun’s Church

We Love the Georgians

Thu 21–Sat 23 February, 11am-3pm
Discover Georgian life. Travel back in time to discover what life was like for the Georgians. Make a miniature keepsake to take home with you. Free activities.


Tudor House Museum

Terrible Tudors

Sat 16–Mon 18 February, 10am-4pm
Tudor House is in uproar as the original inhabitants return! Enjoy live re-enactments as Living History take over the building, bringing a heap of Tudor trouble to the museum.

Terrible Tudors

Wed 20–Thu 21 & Sat 23–Sun 24 February, 10am-4pm
Tudor House is in uproar as the original inhabitants return! Take part in our trail and craft activities throughout the half term week. Free entry to the museum throughout.


Worcester Cathedral

The Great Tudor Quest

Mon 11–Sun 24 February, 10am-4pm
Explore Worcester Cathedral’s Tudor heritage through this new interactive quest which leads you on a journey around the building to discover the Tudor signs and symbols hidden in its architecture.

Arthur: The Lost Tudor Prince

Tue 12–Sun 24 February, 10am-4pm
Come and experience a fascinating audio-tour around a gallery of images and artefacts in Worcester Cathedral’s beautiful Chapter House, telling the tragic story of Arthur, England’s forgotten Tudor prince.

Tudor and Stuart Library Tour

Fri 15, 2.30-3.30pm or Wed 20 February, 3.45-4.30pm
A tour of the Worcester Cathedral’s Medieval library highlighting the sixteenth and seventeenth century rare books and documents relating to the Tudor and Stuart eras. Tickets £6 from event bright. 

Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610

Fri 15 February 2019, 7.30pm
Concert at Worcester Cathedral by The Sixteen choir and orchestra, conducted by Harry Christophers. Tickets £10-£30 from www.thesixteen.com / 0333 010 2850

The Elegant Tudor Hand

Sat 16 February 2019, 9am-3pm
Join a calligraphy workshop in the Lady Chapel of Beattie, learning to write letterforms of the Tudor period. Tickets £20.00 from event bright.

Four Living History talks

Sat 16 February, 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm & 2.30pm
The Life of Mary Arden, Magic in the Tudor Period, A Medieval Monk’s Life, Powick Bridge and the Battle of Worcester. The Guesten, Worcester Cathedral. £5 per talk – event bright.

Tudor and Stuart Tour of the Cathedral

Wed 20 February 2019, 2.30-3.30pm
A historic tour highlighting some of the fascinating stories of the Tudor and Stuart era of the Cathedral.
Tickets £6 from event bright.


Worcester City Art Gallery &Museum

Love Worcester, Love Matisse

Tue 19 February, 11am-3pm
Be like Matisse! Take inspiration from the Art Gallery’s Matisse exhibition, draw with scissors and transform the shapes into mobiles or mini wall hangings.


Worcestershire Museum of Freemasonry

Free open days

Fri 15–Sun 24 February, 10am-4pm
The museum will be open during these times.


Worcester Tourist Information Centre

Love Worcester Trail

Thu 14–Sun 24 February, 9.30am-5pm (Sat 10am-4pm)
Pick up a free Love Worcester Trail from the Tourist Information
Centre. Complete for your chance to win a prize.