Heritage Open Days Weekend
7 – 10th September
Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organizations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Every year for four days in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – and it’s all FREE!
On Friday September 8, the Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Steve Mackay, will unveil the St John’s Art and Heritage Trail. On Friday September 8, the Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Steve Mackay, will unveil the St John’s Art and Heritage Trail.Steve Mackay, will unveil the St John’s Art and Heritage Trail.
The event will start at Cripplegate Park at 3.00pm.
An exciting art and heritage trail will be unveiled on Friday 8 September in St John’s. Join us at 3pm in Cripplegate Park to unveil the first sculpture, followed by a walk through St John’s discovering six plaques representing heritage through the ages, finishing at Pitmaston Park, the site of the final sculpture. Planet Art has developed the sculptures with funding from J Sainsbury plc and help from pupils at Pitmaston Primary School, Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Primary School, St Clement’s C of E Primary School and Christopher Whitehead Language College.
The city of Worcester will host the start of the final stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain on 10 September, as the race finishes outside London for the first time in five years.
Stage Eight of Britain’s premier road cycling event on Sunday 10 September will start from Croft Road and continue through the centre of Worcester, heading on through Worcestershire to finish in Cardiff. The route through Worcestershire will include Pershore and Upton-upon-Severn, and cross the Malvern Hills at British Camp.
Venues with free entry in Worcester City are listed below.
High Street, Worcester, WR1 2EY
Museum of Freemasonry
The Masonic Hall, Rainbow Hill, Worcester, WR3 8LX
Open Thursday, Friday, Sunday
St Martin in the Cornmarket
The Cornmarket, Worcester, WR1 2PL
Open Saturday & Sunday
St Pauls Church
St Paul’s Street, Worcester, WR1 2BH
Open Thur (11.00-13.30) Fri (10.00-12.30) Sun 10.15-11.45
University of Worcester – City Campus, Castle Street, WR1 3AS
Greyfriars House & Garden
Friar Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 2LZ
Tudor House Museum
Friar Street, Worcester, WR1 2NA
Open Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
Laslett Almshouse Chapel
Union Street, Worcester, WR1 2AS
Open Saturday (10–4.00pm)
8 College Yard, WR1 2LA
St Swithun’s Church
Church Street, Worcester, WR1 2RH
Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
St Helens Church
Fish Street, Worcester, WR1 2HN
Open Friday, Saturday
Worcester Art Gallery & Museum
Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1DT
Open Friday Evening 5.30pm – 8.00pm