history museums in Worcestershire
You are here:    UK  >  West Central England  >  Worcestershire  >  Attractions  >  Museums & Galleries
Shropshire Area Herefordshire Area Warwickshire Area Birmingham & The West Midlands Area The Cotswolds Area Gloucestershire Area Map of worcestershire

Worcestershire Museums & Galleries

including civic and independent art galleries and museums in Worcestershire...

Museums long ago ceased to be stuffy rooms full of glass cases containing bits of old pottery and fossilised bones. Today even most conventional museums include changing displays but over recent years there has been a growth in industrial and "living" museums. Here you can learn about local heritage, get a feel for how people lived and worked, the hardships they endured...

Galleries listed include not just civic galleries displaying publicly owned artworks, but also privately owned galleries with items for sale.

Worcestershire Museums and Galleries

blank tabMUSEUM OF ROYAL WORCESTERMuseums & Galleries
Severn Street, Worcester, WR1 2ND
The museum nestles amidst Victorian buildings on the old Royal Worcester factory site at Severn Street, just a two minute walk from the Worcester - Birmingham Canal, the River Severn and Worcester Cathedral.

An informative and entertaining audio tour features Henry Sandon and skilled craftsmen who tell the story of the factory's history, famous customers and talented workforce. Gallery displays range from Oriental simplicity to Victorian extravaganza and chart the impact of casual dining, the freezer and microwave in the 20th century, taking the visitor on a journey from 1751 to the present day.

The museum shop sells an ever changing selection of vintage and antique Royal Worcester, made at the Severn Street Factory.
Tel: 01905 21247
E-mail: info@museumofroyalworcester.org
See our website

blank tabFORGE MILL MUSEUMMuseums & Galleries
Needle Mill Lane, Riverside, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 8HY
The Forge Mill Needle museum tells the fascinating and sometimes gruesome story of needle making in Victorian times. The Mill is a listed building which houses original water powered machinery, and is situated in peaceful surroundings adjacent to a tranquil mill pond. Beside the Mill is a Visitor Centre which contains some of the extraordinary artefacts from the medieval Abbey which has been extensively excavated by archaeologists. The Abbey ruins are a short walk from the museum and are well worth visiting. The museum shop has a range of gifts, souvenirs and unusual needles, which also provides a mail order service. On site catering facilities available during peak periods. The museum has a lively programme of temporary exhibitions and events throughout the year, pick up a leaflet or visit the website for further information on this museum in Redditch.
Tel: 01527 62509
E-mail: museum@redditchbc.gov.uk
Book online or find more info - FORGE MILL MUSEUM

blank tabGEORGE MARSHALL MEDICAL MUSEUMMuseums & Galleries
Charles Hastings Education Centre, Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Charles Hastings Way, Worcester, WR5 1DD
The museum illustrates the history of medicine, nursing and the associated health care professions with particular reference to Worcester and the surrounding area.

It contains 500 items of equipment including a 19th century operating theatre and apothecary's shop.

We now have touch screen computers, audio guide.

Group visits welcome.

Tel: 01905 760738
E-mail: catriona.smellie@worcsacute.nhs.uk
See our website

blank tabWORCESTER CITY MUSEUM & ART GALLERYMuseums & Galleries
Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1DT

A changing programme of contemporary art and craft exhibitions with a lively range of events and activities. Spirit of Enterprise Exhibition and Worcester Regimental Museums. Talks and tours can be arranged for group visits.

Royal Worcester Visitor Centre

Severn Street, Worcester, WR1 2NE
Tel: 01905 23221     E-mail: rwgeneral@royal-worcester.co.uk

The Victorian buildings of Royal Worcester's Visitor Centre line Severn Street and lead into the heart of a world famous porcelain industry that was founded in 1751. Visitors can take guided tours of the working factory, the Museum of Worcester Porcelain and the Manufactory (where you can paint your own plate) or shop in Royal Worcester's Factory Shops and Wigomia Court where a myriad of home accessories can be found at factory prices. Open 7 days a week.

Grey Rule

Kidderminster Railway Museum

Station Approach, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 1QX
Tel: 01562 825316    E-mail: krm@krm.org.uk

The Kidderminster Railway Museum houses a vast range of railway artefacts, most of which date back to the days of steam travel. From pen nibs to clocks, from signs to signalling equipment, from photographs to timetables and rolling stock - there is a vast amount to see when you visit us. The items in the museum come from all over the country, and are essentially related to the British Isles.

Grey Rule

The Commandery

Sidbury, Worcester, WR1 2HU
Tel: 01905 361821

This fascinating site offers displays about the history of the building. With a full programme of activities and events throughout the year, and with its own gardens and nearby Fort Royal Park, the site makes for an ideal family visit.

Grey Rule

The Elgar Birthplace Museum

Crown East Lane, Lower Broadheath, Worcester, WR2 6RH
Tel: 01905 333224     E-mail: birthplace@elgar.org

Country cottage birthplace, displaying Elgar's desk and family possessions, complemented by modern Elgar Centre. Musical scores, letters, sounds, photographs, concert programmes and memorabilia of his life, music and inspirations. Special events.

Grey Rule

Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings

Redditch Road, Bromsgrove By-Pass, Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 4JR
Tel: 01527 831363    Fax: 01527 876934
E-mail: avoncroft1@compuserve.com

Avoncroft is a fascinating world of historic buildings covering seven centuries, rescued and rebuilt on a beautiful open-air site in the heart of the Worcestershire countryside. You can see craftsmen working in a 19th century workshop, admire the splendour of our furnished historic houses or be transported to heart of historic social and working life at one of our Special Events and Demonstrations.

Grey Rule

Worcestershire County Museum

Hartlebury Castle, Hartlebury, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 7XZ.
Tel: 01299 250416    Fax: 01299 251890
E-mail: museum@worcestershire.gov.uk

Permanent and temporary exhibitions, facilities for schools, gift shop, café, object identification service, talks and lectures, admission to Castle's State Rooms.

Grey Rule

Malvern Museum

Priory Gatehouse, Abbey Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3ES
Tel: 01684 567811

Displays in five rooms depicting the geological structure of the Malvern Hills, Medieval history of the town, the water cure / Victorian Malvern and more recently Morgan Motors and radar technology.

Grey Rule

Bevere Vivis Gallery & Picture Framers

Bevere Lane, Bevere, Worcester, WR3 7RQ
Tel: 01905 754484

A converted coach house, 3 miles from city centre, offering constantly changing exhibitions of original artwork, woodwork and pottery in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Full programme of courses, creative picture framing.

Grey Rule

Bewdley Museum

Load Street, Bewdley, Worcs, DY12 2AE
Tel: 01299 403573 or 01299 404740
E-mail: bewdley.museum@wyreforestdc.gov.uk

Enjoy daily demonstrations with exciting and captivating displays. Meet local crafts people and enjoy the brace of their outstanding work. Learn from tours or take part in exhibitions or events with the family.

Grey Rule