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Tudor House

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Address: Friar Street, Worcester, Worcester WR1 2NA, England
Phone Number: +44 1905 612309
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This beautiful 16th century building in the heart of historic Friar Street...

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 for children. Open Wednesday and Saturday 10-4, and Thursdays in the summer.

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Great Place to See

You can see from the picture that this is very old, quaint and full of character. The garden is a wonderful place to sit and quietly enjoy a cup of tea whilst the rooms that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Sue W
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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You can see from the picture that this is very old, quaint and full of character. The garden is a wonderful place to sit and quietly enjoy a cup of tea whilst the rooms that you're able to visit inside have a very homely feel to them. Take advantage of one of the tours around the building so that you... More 

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Thank Sue W
TudorHouse1550, Manager at Tudor House, responded to this review

Thanks so much, but I think you might be referring to The Greyfriars, which is further up Friar Street and has a lovely garden. We only do tours for pre-booked parties with the option of tea and cake afterwards! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to this historic street in Worcester though. More 

Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a lovely spot to go into while visiting Worcester. It is run by volunteers who are, not only knowledgeable, but also very friendly, conversational and welcoming. The building is full of intruiging artefacts and is beautiful. You are welcome to wander around the place at your own leisure, or talk to the staff who have so much insight... More 

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Thank emilyrowanedwards
Berkshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do visit this old house in Friar St, the centre of Tudor/Elizabethan Worcester. Knowledgeable volunteers, and good exhibits. Learn about the connection with Cadbury of chocolate fame. Donations to keep up this historic house are gratefully received. Buy a secondhand book to increase the funds.

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Thank Portland_Holiday
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A Traditionally built Tudor property that has been much altered over the years, now a local museum run by volunteers. A really interesting little museum about Worcester its industry and its people. The guides are not overbearing but can answer questions if necessary and are obviously knowledgable . One arranged dog security and a full water bowl for our three... More 

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Thank Malcolm W
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This renovated place dates back to the 16th Century and has had many roles during its life time. It is now lovingly looked after by a dedicated group of volunteers, who exude enthusiasm and knowledge, when chatting to you about their beautiful building. I thought the ARP Wardens Office was fascinating & the staff member there was passionate about his... More 

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Thank graham r
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This a well worth a visit. Lots of history from informative local guides who are volunteers. Good war exhibition on the right as you walk in. Then head to the back and then upstairs. This is free to get in but recommend a donation as place is nice and guides are superb

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Thank EdinburghChaz
Chepstow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An interesting place to visit. I just 'popped in' to see what it was and stayed for a while looking at the exhibits recording the history and uses of the house.

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Thank Barbara H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This was free to enter, but donations were grateful. The rooms were full of information, including the odd 'did you know...'. The guides were knowledgeable without being too overbearing. On a lovely quaint road close to Greyfriars.

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Thank Tishlu70
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Only open three days a week, this volunteer-run local museum is well worth a visit if you happen to be in the city on a Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday. Admission is free — although donations are always welcome. The museum is housed in a Tudor building featuring timber beams, leaded windows and decorated plaster ceilings. The museum is well laid... More 

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Thank MrAndrewHaynes
Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

After visiting Grey Friars House and Garden you have to visit the Tudor House and in our opinion it was much more interesting. The volunteers who were working made you feel welcome and wanted to tell you all about it. It had no bearing on my review but as the Tudor House is also owned by the National Trust, so... More 

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Thank Duncan G
TudorHouse1550, Manager at Tudor House, responded to this review

Dear Duncan, We're so glad you enjoyed your visit - thanks so much for such a lovely review. We're not actually run by the National Trust, we're a volunteer-run charity, and part of our vision is to have free entry so that everyone can visit. (Although, sadly, the upper floor isn't yet accessible to those with mobility issues, so we're... More 

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