Museum of Royal Worcester

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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
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes talk

  • 13 August 2016 11am-12pm

Be introduced to the rich history of Royal Worcester by Worcester Porcelain enthusiast Jane Tudge. This talk focuses on the social history of the factory and you will have an opportunity to handle some of the items from our china and archive stores. You will also hear sound bites from the exceptional audio history recordings where past workers describe their jobs on the factory floor. This special talk is usually only offered to private groups.

This event is part of Worcester Festival. The Festival is for the people of Worcester and its surrounds. It is a series of partnerships between large cross sections of the community, and an umbrella for a huge range of activities.

£3 per person, booking essential.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3

Website

http://www.museumofroyalworcester.org

Henry Sandon MBE

Afternoon Tea with Museum Patron and ‘BBC Antiques Roadshow’ expert Henry Sandon MBE

  • 17 August 2016 3-5pm

Henry has spent his life time studying the history of Worcester Porcelain and is one of televisions’ most charismatic personalities. He loves nothing better than to share his knowledge and memories and this event offers you the opportunity to join him for an afternoon tea. Treat yourself to an afternoon in his delightful company and be served a traditional afternoon tea on the very best Royal Worcester china in the heart of the Museum of Royal Worcester.

This event is part of Worcester Festival. The Festival is for the people of Worcester and its surrounds. It is a series of partnerships between large cross sections of the community, and an umbrella for a huge range of activities.

£12 per person, booking essential.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£12

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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