Make a date with a piece of history - The Worcester Observer

Make a date with a piece of history

Worcester Editorial 10th Jun, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

CITY residents can celebrate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta with free teas, coffees and tours.

Members of the public are invited to follow in the footsteps of Her Majesty the Queen and King George III, as the history of the Guildhall is brought to life with costumed characters and guided tours conducted by Discover History.

The tours on Sunday (June 14) will offer Worcester residents the opportunity to step back in history and visit the famous holding cells, used when the Guildhall originally housed the courts of justice. For many years, the Court Room witnessed scenes of high drama.

Prisoners, many of whom were sentenced to death, were led up to it through a trap door in the middle of the floor, and once sentenced, were taken down again to await their fate.

Worcester’s Mayor, Coun Roger Knight, will also be on hand from 1pm to 2.30pm to show visitors round treasures in the Mayor’s Parlour, and reveal secrets from the building’s fascinating past.

“The Guildhall is a truly beautiful building which dates back to 1721, and has a fascinating history,” he said.

The free Guildhall tours (High Street, Worcester WR1 2EY) will run at 10.00am and 11.30am.

Tickets cost £6 per person and booking is essential.

Please call Discover History on 07949 222137 or e-mail [email protected] to book your place.

Private tour bookings are available at other times upon request.

For details of other Worcestershire events to mark the sealing of Magna Carta, go to

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