Mix and match with these three heritage attractions for a day trip to Worcester, or plan a longer stay to fit them all in. 

A lady looks out at Worcester Cathedral

The appeal of Worcester Cathedral includes magnificent Victorian stained glass and examples of early period English architecture.

With everything close by and easy to get to, Worcester is an ideal city for a group visit. It boasts a fascinating history too, from tales of the English Civil War to the resting place of the infamous King John. Try these three heritage attractions for starters: 

Worcester Cathedral

A spectacular sight across Worcester’s city skyline, the cathedral has been a place of worship for more than 14 centuries. Welcoming visitors from across the world, Worcester Cathedral ’s attractions include King John’s tomb, Prince Arthur’s Chantry, St Wulfstan’s Norman Crypt and medieval cloisters. 

Your group members can be guided around the cathedral with expert insight and knowledge on the cathedral’s history and main attractions, which include the resting place of King John, Tudor architecture and the Worcester Pilgrim. Group visits can be booked in advance. 

Suggested time: 2/3 hours. 

The Commandery

A historic building, The Commandery is most famous for being the Royalist Headquarters during the deciding battle of the English Civil War – the Battle of Worcester in 1651.

A visitor in the courtyard of The Commandery, Worcester

The Commandery was built on the site of an early medieval chapel. 

Experience life as a soldier 300 miles from home, test your skills in battle strategy and come face-to-face with Oliver Cromwell. The gardens are a must-visit, where you can connect with nature in the heart of the city. Be guided through the history and learn about the uses of the building, from an early medieval chapel to a printworks. Groups of ten or more can benefit from a 10% discount when they book in advance. 

Suggested time: 2/3 hours. 

Museum of Royal Worcester

A warm welcome awaits your group at the Museum of Royal Worcester where you will discover 250 years of colourful stories through the world’s largest collection of Worcester porcelain.

A view of the ground floor gallery at the Museum of Royal Worcester

Explore some of the earliest porcelain made in England, through to iconic 20th century tableware designs like Evesham, that made Worcester porcelain famous around the world. 

The museum can help you tailor your visit to suit the interests of your group and the time you have. Choose from an inspiring range of behind-the-scenes talks and, with enough notice, they can also arrange bespoke talks by Worcester porcelain experts and TV personalities, John Sandon, Philip Serrell and Paul Crane.

Refreshment packages and additional Paint-Your-Own-Pottery experiences are also available. Free pre-booked coach parking, subject to availability, is available at the museum and coach drivers and guides can visit for free. 

Suggested time: 2/3 hours. 

Find a list of coach-friendly car parks and a new travel trade guide here. You can also contact the team with any questions and for help in arranging your next group trip to Worcestershire.