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:


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
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
David Birtwhisle

David Birtwhistle at the Museum of Royal Worcester

  • 27 March — 30 June 2015 *on now

David Birtwhistle at the Museum of Royal Worcester features ‘Views of the cathedral and river and places associated with production of porcelain in the city, the factory sites, the canal and the Diglis basin’.

The Exhibition will be temporarily closed on:

Thursday 23 April 2015, 10am-5pm
Thursday 7 May, 2-5pm
Saturday 16 May 2015, 10am-5pm
Wednesday 20 May 2015 10am-5pm

Please telephone for details.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free with Museum entry: Adult £6, Concession £5, Family £12


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.
Bug hunt

Bug hunting children’s trail

  • 23 — 30 May 2015 *on now

Explore the museum this May half term through our bug hunt trail.

The trail is free with museum entrance. We are pleased to announce that not only is this activity free but there is no museum entry charge for children accompanied by a paying adult.

Open Monday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 14-15
  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 16-17


Free with Museum entry, £6 Adult, £5 Concession, £12 Family, Children go for free


Going potty

Going potty, clay family workshop

  • 27 May 2015 1:30-3pm

Join us for a day out in Worcester with our special May half term family activity. Be inspired by nature to create a flower or bug design for your very own clay pot.

Booking required, £2.50 per participant.

Book online now on our website or contact Carrie-Anne on 01905 21247.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 14-15


£2.50 per participant

Henry Sandon MBE

Valuation and Identification day with Henry Sandon MBE

  • 13 June 2015 10am-2pm

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 13 June. 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.

Suitable for

  • Any age




Museum of Royal Worcester
Severn Street




01905 21247

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