The Greyfriars Friar Street, Worcester WR1 2LZ
Greyfriars House and Garden was built in the 1490s, and has been the home of local gentry, shopkeepers, merchants and publicans.
The collection on display at Greyfriars house includes:
- Leather Screen
- Rescued Brass Plaque
- Green Georgian Wallpaper
- The Ticking Clocks
- Painted Wall-hangings
- Painted Doorstops
- Elsie’s Artwork
- Red Flock Wallpaper
- Hall Floor
- Majolica Biblical Tiles
Some of these items date back to the 1930s and one of the clocks on display was actually made by William Glover of Worcester in 1770. Another clock was made in 1680 and was also made in Worcester.
The gardens are looked after and maintained by the National Trust, and demonstrate beautiful flowers and plants to support the pollinators and insects in the area.
During the summer you will see pink, purple and white flowers, along with robinia trees, lilies, yellow begonia and much more.
You can visit the gardens for a picnic, or you can sit on the garden terrace where you will find a selection of food and drink including tea and cake – perfect for a British summertime.
The house and gardens offer an abundance of history, perfect for those who want to enjoy a day out and learn something new about the City of Worcester.
The Greyfriars House and Gardens host many events across the year, such as outdoor theatres, heritage open days, Quince day and a Victorian Christmas Fayre.
Greyfriars House and Gardens have everything you need for a family day out, including a museum, a second-hand bookshop, the summer garden, the Oak café and a gift shop.
If you are local to Worcester, you could even consider volunteering here, as there are always new and exciting opportunities to get involved in looking after this important piece of local history.