THE HISTORY of Worcester is set to be brought to life this weekend as part of a city celebration.

Worcester Heritage Weekend is being held on Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10.

The event will offer free admission to numerous historic attractions that will be hosting tours, talks and music.

The Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Louis Stephen, will be welcoming visitors to The Guildhall, built in 1721, across the two days, with hourly tours taking place between 10am and 3pm.

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Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum will be open between 10.30am and 4.30pm on Saturday, September 9 for the Worcestershire Soldier exhibition.

The exhibition tells the story of the men of the Worcestershire Regiments from 1694 to the present. Saturday is also the final day of the I Grew Up 80s! exhibition.

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service will be holding Behind the Scenes tours at The Hive on Saturday, September 9 between 1pm and 2pm and between 2pm and 3pm. The tours are free, but booking is required via the Explore The Past website.

The Commandery will be offering free admission between 11am and 3pm on Sunday, September 10.

Visitors can also enjoy a free event organised by Worcester Mela in the Commandery gardens, including traditional music, crafts, dancing and poetry.

Mayor of Worcester, Cllr Louis Stephen said: "Worcester has a rich history and a wealth of beautiful buildings, one of which is The Guildhall. 

"'I'm really looking forward to welcoming visitors on September 9 and 10. There are so many free events going on over this weekend and I would urge local families and visitors alike to take the opportunity of visiting and finding out more."

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Other local attractions include the Tudor House on Friar Street, the Museum of Royal Worcester on Severn Street, Greyfriars House and Garden, St Swithun's Church, Worcester Cathedral and the Infirmary Museum at the University of Worcester's City Campus. 

You can pick up a free guide to the Worcester Heritage Weekend in the Tourist Information Centre, open on Saturday (10am – 4pm) and Sunday (11am – 3pm).