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“Disappointing”

Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum
Ranked #10 of 49 things to do in Worcester
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
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“Disappointing”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

What a disappointment this was. With such a huge lovely building they could display so much more. We went primarily to see the Egyptian display but expected to spend at least half a day here. We ended up leaving after an hour having seen everything on display. My advice take the train up to Birmingham Museum it's still free and you can spend the whole day there! I wouldn't be surprised if Worcester museum closes soon they need to do more with the space or lose it eventually I'm afraid.

Visited August 2013
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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“A victorian gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

Located in the centre of the cit of Worcester it a place well worth a visit.The items on show vary greatly but but the exhibitions are always worth a visit.good selection for the art lover and plenty for people that want to know about old Worcester.

Visited March 2013
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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“A little 'tired'”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

Went to the museum with my young son to see the Egyptian display more than anything - to be honest it was quite disappointing. The museum has plenty of space now that the library has moved to the Hive so it should be a little better than it is. The most interesting of all the displays is the role of Worcester regiments throughout the last 300 or so years. Some great stuff on display. That said, it does need to freshen up a tad!

Visited August 2013
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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“Egyption exhibition”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

We called into see the Egyption exhibition and were very disappointed. After visiting Egypt and sailing down the Nile and seeing the sites this was a poor relation. The Museum need to upits anti. The space the old library left could be put to better use and expand the Museum instead of being left empty and cordoned off.

Visited June 2013
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“Interesting with a good cafe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

This was previously the library and now has some good exhibitions as well as a permanent display. The café is excellent with lots of homemade cakes and good coffee

Visited July 2013
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