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999-year lease will secure future of popular museum

Tudor House Museum in Friar Street, Worcester

A move that will secure the future of one of the city's popular museums will see Worcester City Council take the unusual step of extending a lease – for 999 years. A report to members of the Council's Policy and Resources Committee explains that the decision to extend the lease on the Tudor House Museum has been made by officers under delegated pow...

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Worcester’s landmark tourism buildings to be open Sundays in 2024

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Public opening hours to two city museums are to be reshaped following a decision made by Worcester City Council. Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum and The Commandery are key destinations for visitors to the city, attracting a combined 80,000 visitors each year. Proposals have been agreed for the Art Gallery & Museum to open on Sundays, to...

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Sunday opening for Worcester museums up for debate

Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

Public opening hours to two city museums could be reshaped following recommendations made to Worcester City Council's Place and Economic Development (PED) Committee on Monday 6 November. Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum and The Commandery are key destinations for visitors to the city, attracting a combined 80,000 visitors each year. Proposal...

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Next steps for creating new multi-use arts centre in historic Worcester city centre buildings

The Scala building in Worcester

regeBacking has been given to proposals to develop a new arts venue in the heart of Worcester's city centre, with a raft of local arts organisations involved. Worcester City Council's Policy and Resources Committee has authorised the continuation of design work for The Scala and Corn Exchange in Angel Place as a multi-use arts venue, as part of the...

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Something for everyone – it’s Worcester’s big weekend!

Runners taking part in the Worcester City Runs

Worcester is getting ready for a weekend like no other – and the Mayor is encouraging everyone to come along and have a fantastic time. The big weekend is 16-17 September, when a packed schedule will see the Worcester City Runs, the Worcester Music Festival and the Worcester Paint Festival all take place, plus the opening of a new exhibition at the...

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Enjoy a weekend exploring Worcester’s historic attractions

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The Mayor of Worcester is encouraging people to visit Worcester's numerous historic attractions during a weekend of celebration of the city's heritage. Mayor Cllr Louis Stephen will be welcoming visitors to The Guildhall on Saturday 9 September and Sunday 10 September. The Guildhall was built in 1721 and was once the seat of justice for the city, e...

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Huge turnout for smash hit Worcester Show

The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Louis Stephen, and the Bearded Growers presenting a certificate to competition winner Nina Rodway, aged 10 The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Louis Stephen, and the Bearded Growers presenting a certificate to competition winner Nina Rodway, aged 10. Nina won many medals, and was the overall winner for both the Fun and Creativity Section and the Under-18s

An estimated 20,000 people enjoyed the fun and festivities at this year's hugely successful Worcester Show, held on Sunday 13 August. Held once again at Pitchcroft, the home of Worcester Racecourse, the show put smiles on thousands of faces as people of all ages enjoyed the packed programme of live music, market stalls, fun fair rides, dog show, sp...

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New signs to make Worcester’s riverside even more appealing to visitors

Councillor Karen Lewing and Cllr Zoe Cookson (l to r), Chair and Vice Chair of Worcester City Council’s Environment Committee with the Riverside Park totem sign newly-installed at Bromwich Parade Councillor Karen Lewing and Cllr Zoe Cookson (l to r), Chair and Vice Chair of Worcester City Council’s Environment Committee with the Riverside Park totem sign newly-installed at Bromwich Parade

Visitors can now enjoy Worcester's beautiful riverside park more than ever, thanks to colourful new information signs installed at its main entrances. Sixteen new totem-style signs are being put in place to welcome visitors to the Green Flag-winning park. The new signage includes maps, information on walking and cycling routes, stories from the ric...

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Additional funding confirmed for planned Scala arts centre development

Artist's impression of the new arts centre exterior. Image courtesy of Burrell Foley Fischer Artist's impression of the new arts centre exterior. Image courtesy of Burrell Foley Fischer

Additional funding has now been confirmed for the proposed redevelopment of Worcester's Scala Theatre, taking the ambitious plans a step closer to becoming reality. The proposals will transform the Angel Place area, attracting world-class arts, music, and comedy acts to Worcester, as well as giving a much-needed boost to local businesses. A plannin...

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New website to boost Worcester’s tourism appeal

The Worcester Tourist Information website displayed on a laptop screen

A new website has been launched to further boost Worcester's growing reputation as a tourist attraction. The new site is based around the city's Tourist Information Centre (TIC) at the Guildhall in High Street. It's bursting with useful information about why Worcester is a great place to visit, what's on in the city, and the services on offer ...

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Worcester’s free Christmas bus is a festive success

Graphic promoting the free Christmas bus offer

The free day of festive bus travel in Worcester on Saturday 10 December proved to be a big hit with city shoppers and out-of-town visitors. A total of 6,978 passengers who would normally have had to pay for bus travel took advantage of the offer, jointly run by Worcester City Council and First Bus. That's a 20% increase on the equivalent Saturday i...

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AccessAble guide makes planning a trip to Worcester easy for all

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Planning a trip to Worcester has never been easier with an ever-expanding number of shops, cafes and businesses being added to the city's accessibility guide. AccessAble is a free service which offers detailed information about the accessibility of a whole host of places across the city including leisure centres, shops, restaurants and tourist attr...

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Explore Worcester’s history at the Virtual Time Travel Trail event

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Residents and visitors will be able to take a step back in time and see local history as they have never seen it before at a Virtual Time Travel Trail event later this month. The free event will see historic photos of Worcester and memories from local people projected on to three buildings in the city and there will be further internal light projec...

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Bumper turnout for Worcester Show despite the blazing hot weather

Crowds turned out for Worcester Show Crowds turned out for Worcester Show

More than 15,000 people turned out to enjoy all the fun and festivities at this year's hugely successful Worcester Show. Despite the blazing temperatures, visitors young and old kept cool with ice creams, cold drinks and sun hats as they enjoyed everything the show had to offer - from live entertainment to a wealth of stalls and sideshows. The day'...

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There’s still time to get your entries in for this year’s Worcester Show

 Whether you're a great gardener, a brilliant baker or a creative crafter – there's still time to showcase your talents at this year's Worcester Show. With 140 competition classes, there's something to suit entrants of all ages – and even the family dog can join in the fun. But don't leave it too late - entries close on August 8! All entries n...

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Worcester is ready to welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay on Friday

Map of The Queen's Baton Relay route through Worcester

The timings and full line-up for The Queen's Baton Relay's route through Worcester have been revealed – with many exciting events taking place across the city. The Relay – part of the build-up to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – will arrive on Friday afternoon, with local Batonbearers carrying the Baton around the city, encountering a packe...

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Grand National winner to join Queen’s Baton Relay in Worcester

Lizzie Brunt in her Batonbearer gear with Pineau De Re

The most unusual participant in The Queen's Baton Relay when it reaches Worcester this week has been revealed – former Grand National winner Pineau De Re. Pineau De Re was trained by Richard Newland in Claines in the city, and hit the national headlines when he won the legendary race in 2014 by five lengths. The famous horse, now 19-years-old and r...

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Where to watch The Queen’s Baton Relay in Worcester

The Queen's Baton Relay in Worcester

Preparations are underway for The Queen's Baton Relay arrival in Worcester – and there are plenty of vantage points for all to watch the Batonbearers carry the Baton through the city. The Baton will arrive in Worcester at around 5.30pm on Friday July 22, as part of the build-up to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The Relay will begin at The ...

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Fun for all as Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay visits Worcester

Cricket ball roller-skaters - ready to celebrate the relay

Fun for all the family is promised on Friday 22 July when the Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay visits Worcester during its final journey through England ahead of the start of the Commonwealth Games. Thousands of people are expected to line the city's streets to watch local Batonbearers carry The Queen's Baton through Worcester and across the riv...

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Worcester arrives on national Dscvr tourism app

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Worcester has joined a growing number of towns and cities on the Dscvr tourism app – a fantastic resource for visitors and residents. The app, available on all smartphones, gives users access to information on shopping, eating, drinking, staying and enjoying themselves in the city – all at their fingertips! From today (9 June) everyone with the Dsc...

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