City Art Gallery & Museum


In 1894 the foundation stone was laid by King George the V for a new building to house the Museum, Art Gallery and Library. This building was opened to the public in 1896 and is the present home of Worcester City Art Gallery, Museum and Library. 

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.

In 1995, the Art Gallery’s two main exhibition spaces were refurbished with a grant from the Arts Lottery Fund, creating lighter, more spacious and more flexible spaces, which provide a good experience for visitors, artists and staff.


The Art Galllery runs a programme of temporary exhibitions in these spaces which aim to encompass visual arts, craft, photography, live art, film, video and new media. The gallery also runs an enjoyable programme of workshops, children’s holiday activities, Big Art Family workshops, artist led events and lectures……and after all that, our award winning Balcony Cafe is just the place for some light refreshments or a meal!

Admission is FREE to Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum