Worcester’s historic Guildhall reopens to visitors

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Worcester Guildhall is reopening to the public on Monday July 13, with a range of measures in place to ensure visitors can enjoy the historic building safely.

A maximum of 15 visitors will be allowed into the High Street attraction at any one time and a one-way system will be in place to guide people around its Grade I listed splendour.

The main entrance will not be open, so instead visitors will need to enter through the door at 89 High Street, next to the former HMV. The exit will be the door in the building's north wing, which opens into the forecourt.

Dating back to 1721, the Guildhall is a beautiful building with a fascinating history, and was once the city's seat of justice and even housed a prison. Today it is home to the Council Chamber, the former Court Rooms, the Mayor's Parlour and the spectacular Assembly Rooms, with its Italianate Ceiling and many striking portraits of royalty and former Mayors. The Assembly Rooms were described by King George III as "a handsome gallery" when he visited in 1788.

Opening hours for the Guildhall will be Monday-Friday 9am-4.30pm, Saturday 9.30am-4.30pm and Sunday 11am-3pm.

In line with the Government's Test and Trace guidelines, all visitors will be asked to give their name and address.

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