Museum of Royal Worcester

Museum of Royal Worcester
Severn Street




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.

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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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Join us for the world’s biggest drawing festival The Big Draw

See it, sketch it, scratch it

  • 18 October — 1 November 2014 *on now

The Big Draw is the world’s biggest drawing festival and it’s back at the Museum of Royal Worcester. Explore the wonderful collection of porcelain at the Museum of Royal Worcester by following the Dynamic Drawing Challenge. Put your sketching skills to the test by drawing a series of small pictures as you walk around the galleries. No experience is necessary!

Then, use some of your sketches to create scratch-art tiles to be added to our marvellous mosaic. Special tiles have been made that reveal their colour when you scratch away the surface. Make as many tiles as you like to help us to create a giant mosaic that will take shape over the two weeks of the event.

Free with paying entry to the museum (children under 16 free of charge). Open to all ages and skill levels.
Saturday 18 October – Saturday 1 November 2014, 10am - 5pm.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free with paying entry to the museum (children under 16 free of charge)


Create your own tiles

Terrific Tile-making workshop

  • 31 October 2014 11am-12:30pm

Find out about how tiles were made in Worcester and make your own to take home! During this workshop, you will find out how tiles were made and explore some of the designs found in the archive and collection.
Then, you will have the opportunity to design a tile of your own inspired by the collection, before making it to take home with you.

Session will last approximately 1 hour 30 minutes and is free with entry. Booking is essential for this workshop. Open to all ages and skill levels; children must be supervised by a responsible adult.

Saturday 18 October 2014, 11.00am - 12.30pm.
Friday 31 October 2014, 11.00am - 12.30pm.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free with entry