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Commandery wins Best Visitor Attraction award

Museums Worcestershire staff are celebrating today as The Commandery, one of Worcester’s most historic buildings, has been awarded the accolade of Best Visitor Attraction in the Visit Worcestershire Awards for Excellence 2018, presented at the Bank House Hotel, Worcester. Last summer The Commandery launched a brand new interactive experience, Worcester’s Civil War Story, bringing to...
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Ice Age at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

Ice Age, at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, celebrates half a million years of Worcestershire's history, from the time our ancestors arrived until the end of the last Ice Age 12,000 years ago.  The exhibition runs from 16 June until 8 September 2018. Over this enormous timespan there were many changes in climate, from woolly mammoths roaming icy tundra in Bromsgrove to...
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Discover rarely displayed artworks by Worcester's most famous artist

Benjamin Williams Leader’s The River Llugwy near Bettws-y-Coed Benjamin Williams Leader: Blest by the Suns of Home, at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, brings together important and rarely displayed artworks by Worcester's most famous artist, placing them in the context of the First World War.  The exhibition runs from 17 February until 2 June 2018. It's not every...
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Worcester's Civil War Story is revealed at The Commandery

One of the most significant periods of Worcester's history will be brought to life in a new interactive experience opening at The Commandery on Saturday 29 July. Worcester's Civil War Story will tell tales of treason, treachery and tragedy in the city where the English Civil War began and ended. Worcester played a defining role in the Civil War. The City witnessed the opening and...
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Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants opens at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum

Photograph by James Mulkeen The illustrator behind the famous drawings for Jacqueline Wilson's Tracy Beaker series hopes to inspire youngsters to draw with this fun, hands-on exhibition in Worcester during the summer holidays. Pirates, Pants and Wellyphants – The Illustrated World of Nick Sharratt, opens at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum on Saturday 9 July and runs until...
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2000 years of history comes to life at The Commandery

DATE: Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 February 2016 10am – 5pm See 2,000 years of history come to life at Worcester's Commandery on February 13 and 14 with a weekend full of ancient Greeks, Viking warriors, the two World Wars and much more. Organised by The Commandery in partnership with The Worcester Re-enactors, more than 150 re-enactors bring history to life with living history...
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Christmas Craft exhibition at Worcester Art Gallery & Museum

As thoughts turn towards the festive season the annual Crafted for You exhibition opens this Saturday at Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum and is on show until January 9. Crafted for You showcases some of the best craft makers in the Midlands. A sumptuous range of jewellery, ceramics, glassware and textiles are on show and all available to purchase. There are 14 makers in this...
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Epic Movie Arms and Armour Exhibition

On Saturday 13 June Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum will be opening the doors on the blockbuster exhibition Way of the Warrior , a visually-stunning exhibition of arms and armour from epic historical movies including Gladiator, The Last Samurai and War Horse. All armour and costumes in the exhibition are highly accurate reconstructions of warrior equipment and weapons spanning...
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A Year of Liberty and Democracy at The Commandery, Worcester

As a tribute to the 800 th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta, Worcester's historic Commandery is staging a year-long programme of events to celebrate Worcester's key role in the history of England's liberty and democracy. Worcester plays a special part in the story of England's development of parliament and constitutional rights and has played host to several key points in...
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