WORCESTER'S Tudor House Museum is preparing to reopen next week and is promising a brand new look.

Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the museum in Friar Street has undergone significant changes in the past year.

The only remaining 16th-century embossed plaster ceiling in the city, located in the Best Room which was once the home of the well-to-do Cottryl family, has been carefully restored.

Excitingly, new spaces within the building itself have also been opened up for visitors.

During the current lockdown, the museum has also installed fresh display boards, which tell the story of the building from the 16th century, when it was first constructed, to today.

Meanwhile, work by research volunteers has uncovered new information about the building’s former occupants for visitors to explore.

The museum all set to welcome back visitors

The museum all set to welcome back visitors

Local artist Sarah Millin has also provided a host of charming new illustrations for the displays, which really capture the feel of 16th-century Friar Street and what life would have been like for families living in Worcester in the Tudor period.

During May half-term, the museum will be hosting the Big Colour In for little ones, inspired by Sarah’s artwork.

Learning officer Abi Haywood said: “We are delighted to welcome back visitors of all ages to Tudor House. As well as our new displays, we are offering a free colouring in session for children during half term week, to help your little ones get creative!”

The Museum will be open to visitors every Wednesday to Saturday from May 19, with entry remaining completely free. Its popular café also reopens on May 19, and you can also find Ericka’s Ice Cream outside the Museum.

For more details, go to tudorhouse.org.uk to find out more