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.

Opening Times

Venues with free entry in Worcester City are listed below.

The Guildhall

High Street, Worcester, WR1 2EY


Open Sunday

Free Entry


Museum of Freemasonry

The Masonic Hall, Rainbow Hill, Worcester, WR3 8LX


Open Thursday, Friday, Sunday

Free Entry


St Martin in the Cornmarket

The Cornmarket, Worcester, WR1 2PL


Open Saturday & Sunday

Free Entry


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

Free Entry


The Infirmary

University of Worcester – City Campus, Castle Street, WR1 3AS


Open Saturday

Free Entry


Greyfriars House & Garden

Friar Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 2LZ


Open Saturday

Free Entry


Tudor House Museum

Friar Street, Worcester, WR1 2NA


Open Thursday, Saturday & Sunday

Free Entry


Laslett Almshouse Chapel

Union Street, Worcester, WR1 2AS

Open Saturday (10–4.00pm)

Free Entry


The Commandery

Sidbury,Worcester,WR1 2HU


Open Sunday

Free Entry


Worcester Cathedral

8 College Yard, WR1 2LA


Open Saturday

Free Entry


St Swithun’s Church

Church Street, Worcester, WR1 2RH


Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Free Entry


St Helens Church

Fish Street, Worcester, WR1 2HN


Open Friday, Saturday

Free Entry


Worcester Art Gallery & Museum

Foregate Street, Worcester, WR1 1DT


Open Friday Evening 5.30pm – 8.00pm

Free Entry

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