A WORCESTER museum is inviting youngsters to take part in a range of activities and learn about cultures throughout the world.

Visitors to Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum on Saturday, March 10 will be the first to see a brand new display of objects in Worcester's World Cultures collection.

Families can explore the collection, take part in henna hand-decorating and enjoy a round-the-world trail. 

A stunning display of Indian clothes from Lavish in Worcester will be complemented by a demonstration on how to dress in a sari.

The event, made possible with Art Fund support and part of the BBC Civilisations Festival, includes a chance to get close to objects from the collection and hear more about them from experts.

Following funding from West Midlands Museum Development, Museums Worcestershire has worked with a World Cultures specialist curator to identify the histories of previously unknown objects in the collection; at least one object has been discovered to be of international significance.

Items in the collection range from Indian slippers and Saris to Maori axeheads and Gurkha weapons. 

Museums Worcestershire Collections registrar Kerry Whitehouse said: "We have discovered some fascinating items and some even more fascinating stories of objects and the cultures they belonged to. We hope visitors will come along to see and hear more about this incredible collection and enjoy the activities taking place too."

For more information see museumsworcestershire.org.uk or call the Art Gallery & Museum on 01905 25371.