Opening times for 8 December 2023
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Assistance dogs only
Assistance dogs are allowed throughout the site.
Dogs on leads are welcome on the terrace only.
Available for functions
Our hall is licensed to hold weddings for up to 45 guests. Speak to our team to plan your perfect day at Greyfriars@nationaltrust.org.uk
We have guided tours led by our volunteers. There is limited amount of spaces due to the size of the house, please visit our reception at No.14 (directly opposite Greyfriars) to sign up. The tour is roughly 60 minutes.
We have a second-hand bookshop located in No.14 that covers two floors. It is open Tuesday - Saturday. Donations are welcome.
We have two toilets onsite, located near the terrace.
The Old Oak Cafe is open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm. There is a small step up to the servery. There is plenty of indoor seating in our Hall and outside seating on the terrace.
No onsite parking. Uneven surfaces and steps down to the garden. No accessible toilet onsite. Ground floor of the house is accessible via steps, ramp available on request.
We have induction loops installed in visitor reception and the Old Oak Cafe.
There is plenty of seating available throughout the site. There are also seats for use during the tours.
There are narrow entrances between rooms around the house. There is also a narrow passage by the main staircase.
Greyfriars has cobbles leading through the gateway, steps into the house and cafe. Then steps down to the garden. No.14 - Reception and the bookshop have a step down into the building.
Closest available parking at St Martin’s Gate (0.2 miles), The Cornmarket (0.2 miles), and Cathedral Square (0.3 miles). Disabled drop off on Pump Street, and Union Street.
Parking: None on site. The closest parking is at St Martin's Gate car park at £4 per day. Make the most of your day by visiting Worcester Cathedral and Tudor House Museum all within walking distance of Greyfriars. Please note this car park is not National Trust and charges apply to all including members.
0.4 miles Foregate Street Station 0.7 miles from Shrub Hill Station
Closest bus stops are City Walls Road & Crowngate Bus Station https://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/transport/bus-travel.
Bike racks can be found in the city centre at The Cross.
Drop off point on City Walls Road – 5-minute walk.
Greyfriars is a one paw print rated place. Find out where you can take your dog and read our Canine Code here.
Situated at the heart of Worcester’s historic centre, Greyfriars House and Garden makes the perfect location for a group visit, whether you are visiting Worcester for the week, the day, or just passing through.
Greyfriars House and Garden is a late-medieval, timber-framed property set at the heart of Worcester’s historic centre, offering an intimate venue for weddings, civil & celebrative ceremonies. Let your special day become part of Greyfriars' history.
Late 15th-century timber-framed house in the heart of Worcester, saved from demolition and brought back to life by siblings Elsie and Matley Moore.
English walled garden with Italianate features
Old Oak Cafe
Set within the late medieval house, serving hot and cold drinks, homemade cakes and light snacks.
Located across the street at No14, a two-storey bookshop stocked full of preloved books.
Join us at Friar Street for an eye-opening tour, where we’ll uncover the misnomer that is Greyfriars and reveal hidden stories from over 500 years of history. Local items can tell a story about a house, its people, history and traditions. See the items salvaged and restored by the Moore siblings who owned the house. Here's a taster of treasures to look out for on your visit.
The walled garden pays homage to what stood before, a row of 10 houses, demolished and rebuilt as a tranquil outdoor space in the heart of the city.
Get a bite to eat in the Old Oak Café, serving a range of light meals, sandwiches, cakes, hot and cold drinks. Visit our second-hand bookshop across the road at No.14 Friar Street, stocked full to the brim with some fantastic titles, ready for you to pick up.
Join us at Greyfriars this Christmas and find yourself in the festive spirit with family and friends, admire Christmas lights, and enjoy delicious homemade mince pies and traditional decorations. Visit after-dark during the Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre and join in the lively atmosphere on Friar Street.
Travel back in time and immerse yourself in what Christmas was like in the Tudor era! Wonderful reenactors from The Lippett Household will be dressed in their Tudor best and will bring you an array of festive activities, games and traditions throughout the day, all set amid the backdrop of Greyfriars House decorated with winter greenery.
At the entrance to the Hanbury estate, this handsome lodge has miles of walking trails on the doorstep.
A second floor apartment within Hanbury Hall with stunning views over the 18th century Parterre.
Join us at Greyfriars this Christmas and find yourself in the festive spirit with family and friends, admire Christmas lights, and enjoy delicious homemade mince pies and traditional decorations.
Greyfriars was built c.1490 by a wealthy merchant and was a home to wealthy families until the late 17th century. In 1699 a baker purchased the lease and divided the house into two. It then became a mixture of homes, shops and businesses for the next 200 years. Trade varied and included leather goods, hats, bread and umbrellas, and for a brief time it housed a kiddlywink called the Oak Oak Tavern.
Over the years, extensions have been added and its interior altered to accommodate the many families and individuals who've resided here. In the early 19th century, ten cottages were constructed in the back garden. By the 1930s, however, fortunes had declined and Greyfriars was faced with demolition. Fortunately, the house was rescued and carefully restored in the mid-20th century by a handful of dedicated individuals, most notably by siblings Elsie and Matley Moore.
The care of Greyfriars was transferred to the National Trust in 1966.
Discover how we used science to confirm the date of Greyfriars house and how it was saved from demolition by the Moore family and decorated, with many items still there today.
Volunteering at Greyfriars is a great way to meet people, share your interests and have fun. There are many ways to get involved and previous experience isn't necessary. Volunteering provides plenty of opportunities to gain experience, try something different and learn something new – all that’s required is an enthusiasm to get involved.