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.

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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

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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Worcester Porcelain Poetry Challenge

Worcester Porcelain Poetry Challenge

  • 6 — 31 October 2016 *on now

Suz Winspear, the Museum of Royal Worcester’s Poet in Residence, invites everyone over the age of 18 to write an original unpublished poem inspired by the museum’s collections or factory works.

The First Prize winner will be published in the Museum’s magazine, receive a one year membership to the Museum’s Friends Society, a Royal Worcester cup and saucer, and will be invited to perform their poem at the award ceremony event at the Museum on the 16th of November alongside the runners up, Suz Winspear, and other locally famed poets.

Entries are to be sent as a Word file attachment in an email to with name, address and contact details in the body of the email. Name and personal details of the poet should not be on the poem itself.

Closing date for entries is Monday 31st October 2016.

Suitable for

  • 18+
Henry Sandon MBE

Identification Day with Henry Sandon MBE

  • 26 November 2016 10am-2pm

World famous ceramics expert Henry Sandon MBE, Museum Patron, will identify and value ceramic pieces brought in by the general public on Saturday 26 November 2016. Because of his immense popularity, there is a limit of two items per family.

Henry, who frequently appears on BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, will be joined by Master Gilder Ken Russell, Flower Maker Avril Pulley, and Artist Frank Clark who will demonstrate their skills in the galleries.

This event is free with Museum entrance.

This event will take place at the same time as the Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Normal Museum admission charges apply. The event is free with museum entrance.


Museum of Royal Worcester
Severn Street




01905 21247

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