Museum of Royal Worcester

Museum of Royal Worcester
Severn Street
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 2ND
England

Website

www.museumofroyalworcester.org

E-mail

info@museumofroyalworcester.org

Telephone

01905 21247

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The Museum of Royal Worcester houses the world's largest collection of Worcester Porcelain. An informative and entertaining audio tour,featuring Henry Sandon MBE and skilled Royal Worcester craftsmen, tells the story of the factories history, its talented workforce and everyday life. The audio tour is free with entry and a Fascinating Facts Trail combines to make the museum a family favourite.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Summer Opening Times:
1 March - 31 October
Monday - Saturday
10.00am - 5.00pm

Winter Opening Times:
1 November - 29 February
Monday - Saturday
10.30am - 4.00pm

Closed:
Sundays, Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Admission charges

Adults: £6.00
Concessions: £5.00
Children under 15 FREE

The Worcester Porcelain Museum houses the world's largest collection of Worcester Porcelain. The ceramic collections, archives and records of factory production, form the primary resource for the study of Worcester porcelain and its history. The Worcester Porcelain Museum cares for over 10,000 objects made between 1751 and the present day. A digital database is being compiled to provide world-wide access to information about this fascinating collection.

Collection details

Archives, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Dr Wall
  • Flight and Barr
  • Chamberlain
  • Grainger
  • Hadley
  • Royal Worcester
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Art workshops

Creating the Past Art Workshops

  • 3 March 2015 2-4pm
  • 10 March 2015 2-4pm

20 January 2015, 2–4pm and running for 8 consecutive Tuesdays

We have the great pleasure to invite you to a series of Arts Workshops run in partnership with The Alztheimer's Society and The Worcestershire Arts Partnership. Here you will have fun, make friends, share memories, thoughts and stories and find out more about Worcester Porcelain. All workshops will be led by an experienced arts practitioner and all people are welcome.

The workshops will be running from 2-4pm with tea and cake being served at 3.30pm. You are welcome to join us at any time but places are limited.

For more information and to book your contact Caroline Engevi on 01905 21247 or info@museumofroyalworcester.org

Admission

£3 per person

Website

http://www.museumofroyalworcester.org/whats-on/

Henry Sandon MBE

Valuation and Identification day with Henry Sandon MBE

  • 28 February 2015 10am-2pm *on now

World famous ceramics expert Henry Sandon MBE, Museum of Royal Worcester Patron, will identify and value ceramic pieces brought in by the general public on Saturday 28 February. Because of his immense popularity, there is a limit of two items per family.

Henry, who frequently appears on the BBC Antiques Roadshow, will be joined by Master Gilder Ken Russell who will demonstrate their skills in the gallery.

Admission

£3

Website

http://www.museumofroyalworcester.org/whats-on/

Working women at the Royal Worcester factory

‘Big hats, clean linen and fine china: Women’s work in Edwardian England’

  • 5 March 2015 7-8:30pm

Local historian Anne Spurgeon has specially written this talk about working women in Edwardian England for Women’s History Month. The entertaining talk features seamstresses to milliners, laundresses to those at Royal Worcester itself.

£3 per person.

Anne Spurgeon BSc MPhil PhD
Anne Spurgeon was formerly a Senior Lecturer in Occupational Health at the University of Birmingham. She now specialises in the history of working conditions, focussing particularly on the health and safety of women workers during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Book online now by visiting our website or contact Caroline on 01905 21247.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3

Website

http://www.museumofroyalworcester.org/event/big-hats-clean-linen-and-fine-china-womens-work-in-edwardian-england/

Royal Worcester flower makers

Clay Flower-Making Demonstration

  • 26 March 2015 2-4pm

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we are pleased to offer this special event with former Royal Worcester flower-maker Avril Pulley, who will demonstrate the intricate skills of flower-making from clay.

Witness flowers spring to life from the clay through delicate formation and shaping, followed by skilled painting. Clay flowers can be used for home or food decoration, made into accessories such as brooches or buttonholes, or even into full bouquets, as a lasting keepsake for a special day.

£8 per person. This event will be accompanied by a cream tea.

Book online now by visiting our website or contact Caroline on 01905 21247.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£8 including cream tea

Website

http://www.museumofroyalworcester.org/event/16163/

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