Museums Worcestershire

Museums Worcestershire manage the museums of Worcester City & Worcestershire County Councils and a collections centre storing the rest of the collections.

Worcestershire County Museum is housed in the north wing of Hartlebury Castle.  The building was home to the Bishops of Worcester for over 1,000 years and has experienced many architectural changes, a Civil War siege and numerous royal visits.

Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum hosts a unique programme of exhibitions, as well as historic museum galleries.  Opened in 1896 this beautiful Victorian building also includes a cafe, an activity space for young visitors, the city library, a gallery shop and the museums of the Worcestershire Regiment and Yeomanry.  The Art Gallery runs a programme of temporary exhibitions which aim to encompass traditional and contemporary visual arts, craft, photography, live art and film.

A glorious Grade 1 listed site in the centre of Worcester, The Commandery has had a long and varied history that is reflected in its range of architectural styles from medieval to Victorian. The Commandery uses the building and modern interpretation tools to tell exciting stories about power, greed, war, wealth, romance, death, society and industry over seven centuries.

When not on display, a proportion of the collection is stored at the Collections Centre.  This is available to visit by appointment by groups or researchers by contacting