10 Things to Do in Worcester That You Shouldn't Miss

October 28, 2017 Elouise Mccaul

Worcester (/ˈwʊstər/ ( listen) WUUS-tər) is a city in Worcestershire, England, 31 miles (50 km) southwest of Birmingham and 27 miles (43 km) north of Gloucester. The population is approximately 100,000. The River Severn flanks the western side of the city centre, which is overlooked by the 12th century Worcester Cathedral.
Restaurants in Worcester

8 College Yard, Worcester WR1 2LA, England +44 1905 732900
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Worcester Cathedral

Royal Tombs, the first round Chapter House, Architecture through the ages, beautiful Norman Crypt. New: Telling the Story -Visit the Crypt Exhibition, explore our interactive touch screens, use our mobile App Trails. Find out about the Cathedral's Anglo-Saxon roots, special saints, glorious musical heritage - and much more. Sunday Eucharist 10.30am, Daily Evensong/Evening Prayer 5.30pm weekdays, 4pm Sundays. Free admission. Turn up for a Tour from March to end November Monday - Saturday 11am & 2.30pm and November to end April Saturdays 11am & 2.30pm. Tower open (weather permitting) Saturdays/Sundays from April to end of October, school summer holidays and Bank Holidays.

Reviewed By 5cruffy - Swindon

They had a nice procession to start the service, including a real donkey. Cathedral has plenty of service and choir sing well. Good acoustics and plenty to see if you stay after to look around the place. Plenty of parking available nearby at a reasonable price.

2. Tudor House Museum

Friar Street, Worcester, Worcester WR1 2NA, England +44 1905 612309
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4.5 based on 211 reviews

Tudor House Museum

This beautiful 16th century building in the heart of historic Friar Street is run as a museum by volunteers. Displays focus on the house's past, as a home to Tudor weavers through to its use as an ARP Warden's office in WW2, and a school clinic thereafter. A cafe serves tea, coffee and wrapped cakes on vintage bone China. There is a Tudor Rat trail and activities for children. Open Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday all year.

Reviewed By WestMidlandsReviewer - Worcester, United Kingdom

I visited this place about 2 weeks ago on my own. It is free to enter and there is a coffee shop as well. There are lots of little rooms throughout the house with historical memorabilia and items of interest. There are also many articles to read on the walls and pictures from the past.
It is quite amazing to learn about what went on in Worcester all those years ago.
There are volunteers who assist and also share their vast knowledge of what everything in this museum means or was used for.
There is also a small area upstairs to watch a DVD of Worcester historical events and goings on, however the DVD seems to keep getting stuck and was not able to be viewed on my visit. Hopefully they fixed that as it seemed quite interesting.
Apparently there is an old cellar in this building however they do not allow people to go down and see what is in there, my curiosity was peaked when I saw that. I am a curious person :)
This is a nice place to go if you need to spend a bit of time in town and want to learn a bit more detailed information about Worcester and how they did things back in the day.
Lots of things to see in here and even the famous Worcester sauce recipe is posted on the wall in here someplace... you will have to find it yourself!
Can't beat a free museum... worth a visit...

3. Gheluvelt Park

Barbourne Road, Worcester, England +44 1905 722233
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Gheluvelt Park

Gheluvelt Park is a memorial park built in honour of those lost in the First World War. It straddles Barbourne Brook and has two distinct areas - a formal park to the east, and an informal area managed for wildlife conservation to the west, next to the River Severn. There's a free car park by the Waterworks Road entrance.

Reviewed By RADTravels999 - Worcester, United Kingdom

A beautiful park throughout the year. Great childrens play area and plenty of space to run around. The pumphouse cafe offers great drinks and food.

4. Worcester Woods Country Park

Worcester Countryside Centre Wildwood Drive, Worcester WR5 2LG, England +44 1905 766155
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Worcester Woods Country Park

Two nature reserves, a huge open field, busy countryside centre with award winning cafe and easy access from the city or the motorway, make this site very popular. There are two adventure play parks, ancient woodlands to explore and space to fly a kite or have a game of rounders. During school holidays you'll find a timetable of events to keep children entertained, which include jewellery making, sports sessions and arts and crafts. Two waymarked trails occupy the park if you fancy a stroll, one through the beautiful and colourful meadows and the other through the shaded woods. The park has an orienteering course and geocache for those on a quest. A popular place for families, where young and old can get together, maybe enjoy a summer BBQ or picnic or just take in the friendly environment that awaits you. Dogs welcome.

Reviewed By Jamesi93 - Worcester, United Kingdom

Lovely long walks surrounding the cafe and warm staff who were very approachable on the grounds. Perfect for walking dogs in an evening, a weekday jog or even a coffee and a social visit on the weekend. Prices were a little on the expensive side but that's the same with all cafes these days!

5. Museum of Royal Worcester

Worcester Porcelain Museum Severn Street, Worcester WR1 2ND, England +44 1905 21247
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4.5 based on 233 reviews

Museum of Royal Worcester

Reviewed By Goodvalue26 - Culcheth, England, United Kingdom

Worcester pottery was a super quality product which we have unfortunately lost. When visiting the Cathedral it is a must to view the history for this product of quality.

6. Greyfriars' House and Garden

The Greyfriars Friar Street, Worcester WR1 2LZ, England +44 1905 23571
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Greyfriars' House and Garden

Reviewed By all_travel_now

One of a number of old houses on Friar St. Well worth the visit (its free) and the volunteers make the experience with their enthusiasm and knowledge. Was lived in until relatively recently (early 1900's) which must have interesting. Only fires for heating.

Also a small cafe on site.

7. Worcester Guildhall

High Street, Worcester WR1 2EY, England +44 1905 722018
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Worcester Guildhall

The City's Guildhall is a truly beautiful building which dates back to 1721. It has a fascinating history – it was once the seat of justice throughout the city and even housed a prison – and today offers both visitors and residents a glimpse of Worcester's rich and varied heritage.

Reviewed By AthensBulldawg - Athens GA

This attractive building is well-maintained and has a bit of history on the façade. The head above the doorway is that of Oliver Cromwell, who was beheaded for his traitorous activities against the crown. The heads in the façade are similarly of other opposition figures who where beheaded, drawn, and quartered at the time.
Really admire the attractive fence around the front courtyard. Take some time to admire this building and the history it represents. There is a nice information section inside, where some souvenirs are available.

8. Sixways Stadium

Sixways Stadium Warriors Way, Worcester WR3 8ZE, England +44 1905 454183
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Sixways Stadium

Reviewed By hpbeebie - Leeds, United Kingdom

We enjoyed our first visit to Sixways. It is a very well organised stadium, easy to access and a good value range of food and drink. The floodlighting could be improved but the players seemed to see the ball OK.Looking forward to another visit.

Worcester City Museum & Art Gallery Foregate Street, Worcester WR1 1DT, England +44 1905 25371
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Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum is housed in an elegant Victorian building in the heart of Worcester. The beautiful interior is a warm and friendly place, with something for all the family to enjoy. Immerse yourself in the special Exhibitions, events and activities throughout the year. The museum gallery has lots of amazing things to see including dinosaur footprints, Worcestershire Sauce archive and many more interesting objects from a real Roman mosaic to a Native American totem pole. Whilst you are here visit the engaging and interactive galleries dedicated to telling the story of the Worcestershire Regiment and the Worcestershire Yeomanry Cavalry and not forgetting the recreated Victorian Chemist Shop.

Reviewed By realisticr99

The Museum is just on the edge of Worcester and on occasions has special Exhibitions some of which are also free to enter. The staff are helpful and the Museum provides a good venue to learn more about Worcester and Worcestershire. As with all public service provisions more funding would improve the Museum.

10. Worcester Racecourse

Worcester Racecourse Grand Stand Road, Worcester WR1 3EJ, England +44 1905 25364
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Worcester Racecourse

Worcester Racecourse is a picturesque venue in the heart of Worcester, nestling on the banks of the River Severn. The racecourse offers a great day or evening out, to spend with family, colleagues, friends or clients. The racecourse hosts approximately 20 fixtures each year, from May - October.

Reviewed By RachieWSM - Bristol, United Kingdom

Easy to travel to with free parking.
Centre course enclosure, county enclosure and hospitality available.
Nice paddock with plenty of viewing space.
Plenty of bookies to take bets.
Big screen showing the race as it happens.
A couple of food outlets available as well as the restaurant which needs to be pre-booked.

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