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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


1 Garage Art Group: Exhibition

The 70-member association runs art sessions in Evesham and Malvern, aiming to promote health and wellbeing through the visual arts. Participants include adults with special needs, some with disabilities and some simply suffering from a low point in their lives. This diverse showcase includes paintings, drawings, mixed media and textile art.

When: From Jan 10, Mon-Sun 9am-5pm, ends Jan 26
Where: Worcester Cathedral, 8 College Yard, Worcester, Worcestershire. WR1 2LA
Contact: +44 (0)1905 732900
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2 Worcester Guildhall Tours

With your own personal tour guide, you have the opportunity to sneak around usually unseen sections of the historic building and learn details about its past and that of the town. There are lots of stories to unfold in the prisoner holding cells beneath the building and the Royal dining rooms.

When: Mon-Sat, booking required, at a time to suit you
Where: Worcester Guildhall, High Street, Worcester, Worcestershire. WR1 2EY
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3 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, closed Dec 18-31, Jan 1-4
Where: Tudor House Museum, 38-42 Friar Street, Worcester, Worcestershire. WR1 2NA
Contact: +44 (0)1905 612309/426402
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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

4 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
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5 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
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6 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
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