29th Mar, 2017

Step into the past this half-term

Aaron Wise 16th Feb, 2017

CITY residents are being invited to take part in an array of action-packed half-term activities at the annual Love Worcester Heritage Festival 2017.

Running from Saturday (February 18) to Sunday, February 26, this year’s festival will offer 22 fun and engaging activities across 12 historic locations and museums in Worcester, which will showcase 2,000 years of history, creativity and culture.

Highlights of the nine-day festival will include re-enactors bringing history to life, the rare chance to dissect a pig‘s heart with tuition and a new exhibition on King Henry VIII’s older brother, Arthur.

The festival will be launched with a two and half hour bell peal from Worcester Cathedral and St Martin’s in the Cornmarket.

The twelve venues taking part this year include the George Marshall Medical Museum, Greyfriars’ House and Garden, St Martin’s in the Cornmarket, St Swithun’s church, The Commandery, The Hive, The Infirmary, the Museum of Royal Worcester, Tudor House Museum, Worcester Cathedral, Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum and Worcestershire Museum of Freemasonry.

Visitors to the events are invited to upload their favourite object, building or activity on Instagram or Twitter using #LoveWorcester, to be entered into a competition to win a night at The Bank House Hotel, Spa and Golf Club.

Love Worcester Heritage Festival 2017 is being organised by Worcester Heritage Partnership and supported by Worcester City Council, Worcester BID and Visit Worcestershire, with sponsorship from Sanctuary Group.

Mark Macleod, chair of Worcester Heritage Partnership, said: “Worcester’s heritage venues love to kick-off the new year by inviting local residents to visit their city’s eclectic collection of history and stories with new events and experiences.”

Visit www.visitworcestershire.org/LoveWorcester or the Tourist Information Centre by the Guildhall for more information.