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History and Heritage in Worcestershire

Worcestershire is a great place to step back in time to a bygone era and cherish the delights of days gone by.

There are a great selection of Historic Houses and sites to explore across the county as well as various Museums depicting its history. There is a selection of churches scattered across Worcestershire telling of its religious history, one example being Great Witley Parish Church, with the most stunning interior of any Baroque church in England.

For those that prefer to soak up the scenery, you can take a journey on Britain's premier steam railway, which provides some of the best riverside views in the country as it winds its way alongside the River Severn.

Worcester itself is a great picture of the old and the new: the city's busy high street is situated only a short walk away from the Cathedral and the Commandery, where you can hear stories of inhabitants going back seven centuries.

History and Heritage


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Tudor House Heritage Centre

Tudor House Museum


Visit a 500 year old building showing life over the centuries from weaving, tavern, school clinic and WWII ARP/billeting station.

Worcestershire County Museum

Worcestershire County Museum


The County Museum tells Worcestershire's story from prehistory to the twentieth century & is housed in the magnificent surroundings of Hartlebury Castle.

Visitors talking to reenactors at The Commandery

The Commandery


A glorious Grade I listed building dating back to the 12th century. The Commandery has a long and varied history.

Great Witley Parish Church

Great Witley Parish Church


Great Witley Parish Church has the most stunning interior of any Baroque church in England. There is a display about the history of the court and church. Highly Commended in the Hudson's Heritage Awards 2015 in the Hidden Gem category

Brockhampton Estate

Brockhampton Estate (National Trust)


A National Trust Property. A late 14th Century moated Manor House with an attractive detached half-timbered gatehouse, a rare example of this type of structure. Ruins of a 12th Century Chapel.

Avoncroft's 19th century windmill

Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings


Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings near Bromsgrove, Worcestershire is an award-winning open-air museum with a collection of 30 rescued and restored buildings spanning seven centuries of history.