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Worcester

discover the top things to see and do in Worcester.

Nestled in 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. You could even simply head to the Malvern Hills and enjoy the glorious rural surroundings.

Best things to do this week in Worcester

Picture posed by model A young girl in a Halloween costume holds a pumpkin, ahead of Halloween celebrations tomorrow. TICKETED

1 Historic Ghost Walk Of Worcester

The hugely popular guided walk leads you through gates normally locked and doors usually bolted to learn of ghostly experiences and historical facts. It's a fascinating tour of what is reputed to be one of the most haunted and historic cities in Britain. Highlights include exclusive access to the hidden cells beneath the Guildhall.

When: From Sep 29, Fri & Sat 7.30pm, except Oct 20 & 21, no walk, ends Nov 18
Where: The Elgar Statue, Worcester. WR1 2LA
More Details: www.worcesterlive.co.uk/ghostwalk.asp

A general view of the interior of Worcester Cathedral TICKETED

2 Turn Up For A Tour

Meet in the Cloisters outside the Cathedral shop for a guided historical tour of one of England's loveliest religious buildings. The Cathedral boasts the royal tombs of King John and Prince Arthur, medieval cloisters, ancient crypt and chapter house, and magnificent Victorian stained glass.

When: Mar-Nov, Mon-Sat 11am & 2.30pm, Jan & Feb, Dec, Sat 11am & 2.30pm, excludes Good Friday
Where: Worcester Cathedral, 8 College Yard, Worcester, Worcestershire. WR1 2LA
Contact: +44 (0)1905 732900
More Details: www.worcestercathedral.co.uk

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3 Autumn At Spetchley Park Gardens

Catch the dazzling autumn colours before winter sets in by visiting the 30-acre historic garden, which is surrounded by ancient parkland, a deer park and lakes. The Enchanted Door Trail takes youngsters on a fantasy journey complete with elves and fairies - grown-ups will enjoy spectacular views to the Malvern Hills.

When: Sat & Sun 11am-4pm, plus half-term Oct 25-27, 11am-4pm, ends Oct 31
Where: Spetchley Park Gardens, Spetchley Park, Spetchley, Worcester. WR5 1RS
Contact: +44 (0)1453 810303
More Details: www.spetchleygardens.co.uk

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4 The Commandery

Future US Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both made pilgrimages to The Commandery. This historic building, set amidst serene gardens, hosts displays about Worcester's history and role in the development of British and American democracy, plus a newly opened English Civil War exhibition.

When: Tue-Sat, Bank Hol Mons 10am-5pm, Sun 1.30pm-5pm, closed Dec 24-27, Jan 1-31 2018
Where: The Commandery, Sidbury, Worcester, Worcestershire. WR1 2HU
Contact: +44 (0)1905 361821
More Details: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/museums/

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5 National Trust: The Firs Elgar's Birthplace

The National Trust has taken over the lease for this unassuming country cottage and has carried out some welcome refurbishments to house and garden, including the addition of a tea-room. Edward Elgar was one of the most quintessentially English composers, and it's a good place to get closer to the spirit of the man and his music.

When: From Sep 1, Fri-Sun 10am-5pm, Oct 24-26, 10am-5pm, closed Dec 24-28
Where: National Trust: The Firs Elgar's Birthplace, Crown East Lane, Lower Broadheath, Worcester, Worcestershire. WR2 6RH
More Details: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/the-firs

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6 Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

This elegant Victorian building houses dinosaur footprints, a Roman mosaic, a Native American totem pole - and the Worcestershire Sauce archive. On a more serious note, this is also where you can view the collections of the Worcestershire Regiment and Yeomanry, and there are two contemporary art spaces which hold regular exhibitions.

When: Mon-Sat 10.30am-4.30pm, closed Bank Hols, Dec 24-27, Jan 1 2018
Where: Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum, Foregate Street, Worcester, Worcestershire. WR1 1DT
More Details: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/museums/info/2/city_art_gallery_and_museum

A 5 months old baby has her temperature checked by a Doctor with a digital thermometer. FREE EVENT

7 How Do You Really Know What Temperature It Is?: Lecture

The National Physical Laboratory recently made the most accurate temperature measurements in human history. Now the NPL's Dr Michael De Podesta delivers a public lecture on the science of temperature measurement. He explains what a measurement is and how people can be sure they have got 'the right' answer.

When: Oct 26, 7.30pm
Where: Huntingdon Hall, Crowngate, Worcester, Worcestershire. WR1 3LD
Contact: +44 (0)1905 611427
More Details: www.worcesterlive.co.uk/events_review.asp?eid=453060898

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8 Dire Straits UK: Dire Straits Tribute

Steve Turner, David Knight and Alistair Begg bring energy and conviction to the task of impersonating one of the world's greatest-ever rock bands, now sadly defunct. Expect pitch-perfect renditions of such classics as Sultans Of Swing, Money For Nothing and Brothers In Arms.

When: Oct 28, 8pm
Where: Huntingdon Hall, Crowngate, Worcester, Worcestershire. WR1 3LD
Contact: +44 (0)1905 611427
More Details: www.direstraitstribute.co.uk

Royal College of physicians and surgeons in Glasgow curator Carol Parry holds one of the surgical instruments used by William Beatty, who tended to the dying Lord Nelson at the battle of Trafalgar. The knife is part of a collection of medical instruments used by HMS Victory's surgeon that will go to sea once again for commemorations to mark the bicentenary of the Battle of Trafalgar. FREE EVENT

9 The Infirmary Museum

Explore the medical stories of one of England's oldest infirmaries, which operated on the site from 1771 until 2001 and observed many advances in healthcare and innovation during that time. The interactive exhibition allows visitors to meet characters from the Infirmary, investigate medical technology and compare health today to other times and places.

When: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm, closed Dec 19-31, Jan 1-3
Where: The Infirmary Museum, University of Worcester City Campus, castle Street, Worcester, Worcestershire. WR1 3AS
Contact: +44 (0)1905 542373
More Details: www.medicalmuseum.org.uk

FREE EVENT

10 Tudor House

With timber beams, leaded windows and decorated plaster ceiling, this lovingly preserved Tudor house contains rooms which are over 500-years old. Displays focus on the Tudor weaving and brewing that were part of the daily routine inside the building, as well as the house's rich and surprising history.

When: Wed & Thu, Sat 10am-4pm
Where: Tudor House Museum, 38-42 Friar Street, Worcester, Worcestershire. WR1 2NA
Contact: +44 (0)1905 612309/426402
More Details: www.tudorhouse.org.uk

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Nestled in 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. You could even simply head to the Malvern Hills and enjoy the glorious rural surroundings.