Well worth a visit

The Guildhall is a worthwhile visitor attraction in the centre of the historic city of Worcester and is free to enter. It is home to the Council Chamber, the city’s former Court Rooms and the Mayor’s Parlour.

Situated on the High Street, the Guildhall boasts the remarkable Assembly Room, described by King George III as “a handsome gallery” when he visited in 1788. You can retrace footsteps to admire this space’s Italianate Ceiling and many striking portraits of Royalty and former Mayors.

Opening hours

Visitors are welcome to enter the Guildhall for free during our opening hours, six days a week. The Guildhall is the home for Worcester City Council staff and Councillors, and at times some rooms may be closed for their use. If there is a particular room you would like to see, please arrange this before visiting. You can do this by contacting our staff on

  • Monday: 9am – 4:30pm
  • Tuesday: 9am – 4:30pm
  • Wednesday: 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • Thursday: 9am – 4:30pm
  • Friday: 9am – 4:30pm
  • Saturday: 9:30am – 4:00pm
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Bank Holidays: Closed


The Guildhall is an accessibility friendly venue and can be entered via two different entrances.

  • A set of steps at the main entrance
  • A side accessible entrance on the right of the building using an internal lift from the lower ground to second floor

Accessible toilets and baby changing facilities are located on the ground and second floors.

Location map

Book a guided tour

Looking for a guided tour of Worcester, inclusive of the Guildhall? Find out more on their website Discover History.

With your own personal tour guide, you will be taken to the hidden parts of the building, including what once were the holding subterranean cells for prisoners awaiting a sentence of death or deportation.

It’s not all doom and gloom though, as you are led to the enchanting Assembly Room where Royals and many other important visitors have dined. In the Lower Hall you will learn the strange history of the fire buckets that are on display and share Worcester’s pride and sorrow in the many men who went to war.

Guildhall Tour with participants