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Worcester

discover the things to see and do in Worcester.

Nestled of the banks of the River Severn and surrounded by countryside, the city of Worcester has plenty to see and do. See the famous Worcester Cathedral, take a trip on the Severn Valley Railway or visit the Safari Park. Take a trip to the theatre, shop ‘til you drop in the city’s amazing shops, or eat out in one of the many restaurants. Or simply head to the Malvern Hills and enjoy the glorious rural surroundings.

Best things to do this week in Worcester

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1 Weird And Wonderful At The Porcelain Museum

At home kids and porcelain normally don't mix - unless you don't mind about chipped spouts and missing handles, and Grandma's best sugar dish being used as Nexo Knights Siege Machine. But this half-term the nice people at the Porcelain Museum have laid on object handling and trails featuring the strangest objects they can find.

When: Feb 20-24, 11am-2pm
Where: Museum Of Royal Worcester, Severn Street, Worcester. WR1 2ND
Contact: 0190521247
More Details: www.museumofroyalworcester.org/event/weird-and-wonderful-at-the-porcelain-museum/

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2 Talon: The Acoustic Collection

Talon started out in 1997 with the ambition to become the world's greatest Eagles tribute band. Two decades later, their musical virtuosity has taken on a life of its own. Here they perform a selection of acoustic classics by James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, Cat Stevens, Crosby Stills & Nash, John Denver, Michael Jackson and others.

When: Feb 23, 8pm
Where: Huntingdon Hall, Crowngate, Worcester, Worcestershire. WR1 3LD
Contact: +44 (0)1905 611427
More Details: www.talonmusic.co.uk

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3 Granny's Game: Rhubarb Theatre (Over 5s)

This show is based on the inspiring real-life heroism of journalist and explorer Nellie Bly, who circumnavigated the world in only 72 days. Lincolnshire-based company Rhubarb Theatre use a combination of mask, physical theatre, puppetry, song and dance to tell the story of two children whose simple board-game becomes a globe-trotting adventure.

When: Feb 23, 1pm & 3pm
Where: The Hive, The Hive, Sawmill Walk, The Butts, Worcester. WR1 3PD
Contact: +44 (0)1905 822866
More Details: www.rhubarbtheatre.co.uk

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4 The Sixteen: Bach Magnificat

Harry Christophers conducts this acclaimed choir and orchestra in a performance of Bach's towering masterpiece, Magnificat, written in 1723, as well as other works by the composer including his Brandenburg Concerto No 3, Sinfonia From Cantata and Gloria In Excelsis Deo.

When: Feb 24, 7.30pm
Where: Worcester Cathedral, 8 College Yard, Worcester, Worcestershire. WR1 2LA
Contact: +44 (0)1905 732900
More Details: www.thesixteen.com

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5 Arthur: The Lost Tudor King

It is one of history's great What If? questions. Prince Arthur was Henry VIII's older brother, and the heir to the English throne when he married Catherine Of Aragon. But he died when he was only 15, and was buried in Worcester Cathedral. This temporary exhibition tells Arthur's story through an interactive, dramatised audio-tour.

When: Feb 18, 20-25, 11am-4pm
Where: Worcester Cathedral, 8 College Yard, Worcester, Worcestershire. WR1 2LA
Contact: +44 (0)1905 732900
More Details: www.worcestercathedral.co.uk/Love_Worcester_2017.php

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6 David Cox And His Contemporaries

David Cox The Elder was one of the Midlands' greatest-ever artists. Put together from the art stores of Worcester City Museum And Art Gallery and The British Museum, this exhibition explores his delicate and rarely-seen watercolour paintings, as well as works by artists who inspired him such as Turner, Constable, John Varley and Peter De Wint.

When: From Feb 11, Mon-Sat 10.30am-4.30pm, closed Bank Hols, ends Jun 3
Where: Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, Foregate Street, Worcester, Worcestershire. WR1 1DT
Contact: 0190525371
More Details: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/museums/info/2/city_art_gallery_and_museum

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7 George Marshall Medical Museum

Situated in the Charles Hastings Education Centre, this training facility is open to the public, exhibiting George Hay Marshall's fantastic collection of objects illustrating the way that medicine and health care have developed over the past 250 years. Visitors have the opportunity to view a gruesome collection of death masks and a Victorian operating theatre.

When: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat & Sun (pre-arranged groups), closed Bank Hols
Where: George Marshall Medical Museum, Charles Hastings Way, Worcester. WR5 1DD
Contact: +44 (0)1905 760 738
More Details: www.medicalmuseum.org.uk

FREE EVENT

8 Diglis Basin

Diglis Basin, in the heart of the city, is where the Worcester & Birmingham Canal meets the River Severn. It is the site of the large and busy Diglis River Lock and from here you can take a gentle circular walk along the River Severn to Worcester Bridge. Or you can just rest your feet at the Cafe Afloat, which offers home-cooked food in a canal boat.

When: Mon-Sun dawn-dusk
Where: Diglis Basin, Diglis Road, Worcester. WR5 3BW
More Details: www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/places-to-visit-pdf/Diglis_Basin.pdf

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9 Gheluvelt Park

Built in honour of those lost in the First World War, this wheelchair-accessible park straddles Barbourne Brook and has two distinct areas - a formal park, and an informal area managed for wildlife conservation. Facilities include a children's splashpad, two age-appropriate playgrounds, a cafe, tennis courts, outdoor gym equipment and bandstand.

When: park Mon-Sun dawn-dusk, splashpad Apr-May, Sep, Mon-Sun 11am-4pm, Jun-Aug, Mon-Sun 11am-6pm, toilets 10am-5pm, toilets winter 10am-4pm, ongoing
Where: Gheluvelt Park, Waterworks Road, Worcester. WR1 3EX
More Details: www.worcester.gov.uk/gheluvelt-park

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10 Museum Of Royal Worcester

Located in the old Victorian buildings that used to be home to the Royal Worcester factory, the museum holds the largest collection of Worcester porcelain in the world divided between the Georgian, Victorian and 20th century galleries. An informative audio tour shepherds visitors through the factory's history and the stories of its workforce.

When: Jan-Feb, Nov-Dec, Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Mar-Oct, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, closed Dec 25 & 26
Where: Museum Of Royal Worcester, Severn Street, Worcester. WR1 2ND
More Details: www.museumofroyalworcester.org

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