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A grand building built by Thomas White, a student of Christopher Wren. Constructed in the early 1720's it still houses Civic Administation, although originally built as a meeting place for merchants. Major restorations in 1870 have left the building pretty much as we see it today.
The exterior of the Guildhall is brick, dressed with stone. White himself is said to have carved the figure of Queen Anne over the entry, as well as those of Charles I and II, a reminder of the city's long history of royal support.The interior is superb, boasting exceptional period decoration
It's open to the public, contains a fine art collection in the Impressive Assembly Rooms and also has a tea room serving light meals and drinks.
Occasionally craft , antique, book and record fairs are held here also.

LOCAL FACT: Look carefully at the entrance way arch... "pinned by his ears to the top of the arch is Oliver Cromwell" forever emphasing Worcesters allegiance to the Monarchy.

The Guildhall is also adjacent (part of the same building) to the Worcester Tourist Information Centre
Tourist Information Centre
The Guildhall
High Street
Tel: +44 (0) 1905 726311 / 722480
Fax: +44 (0) 1905 722481
Open Bank Holidays

Address: High Street , Worcester
Directions: Right In The Centre Of The HIgh Street Amongst All The Shops
othercontact: touristinfo@cityofworcester.gov.
Phone: 01905/723471
Website: http://www.worcestercitymuseums.org.uk/coll/art/oilghi/fao37.htm

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  • Updated Feb 24, 2006
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