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Glover, Draper, Porcelain Painter


Worcester was once a City of diverse trades. From wool workers, glovers, iron smelters, bell founders, porcelain , and not forgetting our Sauce creators!


Visit the sites connected to the trades of Worcester, and hear how these businesses change as Worcester develops.  



Date of scheduled tour: None at present, but this tour can be booked upon request at a time to suit you and subject to guide availability.


Meeting Place: Guildhall, High Street, Worcester WR1 2EY


Length of Tour: 90 minutes


Suitable for: All ages and  abilities


Available: All year round,  at a time to suit you and subject to guide availability.


Minimum Number: 1


Maximum Number: 50


Cost: £7.50 per person. Group rates are available upon request.


Please note our telephone number (07949 222137) to alert us if you are running late for a tour. If you are late then we reserve the right to shorten your tour. This can be necessary as the guide may have a later tour to take and is unable to wait on for you. If you have not appeared 10 minutes after the due start of your tour and you have not contacted us, the guide is authorised to leave without you.



We were a group of 6 spanning 3 generations and all enjoyed this tour. The guide Paul was very knowledgeable and we all enjoyed his sense of humour . A great way to see worcester and decide where you would like to visit whilst there.


We often go on city walking tours when we're visiting somewhere new and the quality can vary hugely. This one was excellent - our guide was really enthusiastic and keen to share his interest in the city. We had booked ahead and when we arrived it turned out that the only people on the tour was our family (mum, dad and 2 grown-up kids) so we got our own private tour! Apparently you can try just turning up at 6pm outside the Guildhall as a 'walk up', though I think booking ahead may be wise as I don't know if the guide would have been there if no-one had done an advance booking. The tour lasted just over 90minutes and covered about a couple of miles so not at all strenuous. Plenty of opportunity to ask as many questions as you like and gave far more information and anecdotes than you would find in a guidebook. Strongly recommended if you have even a mild interest in local history.