Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10.00am to 4.00pm
House when open: 01905 612309
House Manager: 01905 426402
Volunteers Manager: 01905 350340
Events Manager: 01386 553536
Follow Tudor Rat around the house at child's eye level!
Standing in the most historic street of Worcester, England, is a wonderful building of timber beams, leaded windows and decorated plaster ceilings. Inside you will find rooms almost five hundred years old, not crowded with furniture but open for you to see. A few choice exhibits (some of which you can touch as well as look at) are complemented by fascinating interpretations of the history of this ancient city. It's run entirely by volunteers, some of the city's best guides, artists, historians and craftspeople giving up their time for the pleasure of working in a special place.
Tudor House has had a varied life in the five centuries since it was built. It has been used as a work place for weavers, clothiers, tailors, bakers, painters and brewers. It was used as lodgings, the Cross Keys Inn, Cadbury's Tudor Coffee House, an air raid wardens' post and billet office, a school clinic and a museum.
A group of volunteers known as Worcester Heritage & Amenity Trust opened the doors in May 2004 to keep the building available to the public as Tudor House Heritage & Education Centre. Displays of local history, crafts and culture over several rooms are complemented by a shop and coffee room serving drinks and cakes.