Christmas at Greyfriars
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.
Christmas in the House
Tuesday 28 November - Saturday 16 December (closed on Sunday and Monday)
We can't wait to welcome you to Greyfriars this Christmas. Wander through our timber-framed house and find yourself in the festive spirit as you admire the decorations and twinkling lights.
This year we’re exploring some of our team’s favourite winter folklore, legends, and traditions – from the UK to Iceland, Greece to Sweden – and we would love for you to join us!
Join a guided tour from 12pm each day and discover 500 years of history. No pre-booking needed.
Festive food and shopping
If you're out in Worcester City Centre and find yourself wondering where to stop for that well deserved break, we have a cosy place for you in our Old Oak Café. Enjoy delicious homemade treats and warm yourself up with a mug of something hot and a mince pie or two.
You'll have plenty of great reads to choose from in our second-hand bookshop at No.14, with titles to suit every reader, and the bookshop is always decorated with seasonal displays to help you feel inspired.
Wrap up warm and have a wander through the walled garden as it changes for winter. You'll come across places to sit and spend time with family and friends, such as the gazebo and garden terrace, both giving respite from the city streets and providing special chances to witness nature in an urban setting.
The Victorian Christmas Fayre
Experience the house alive with festive cheer during the Victorian Christmas Fayre, in Worcester City Centre.
Wrap up warm and see the garden illuminated during our special extended opening hours - the Fayre provides a great opportunity to experience Greyfriars after dark.
Opening hours for Greyfriars during the Fayre:
Thursday 30 November - Saturday 2 December, 11am - 7pm. Last entries 30 mins before closing.
For additional info on the Fayre, please take a look at the Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre website.
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.
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.