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

We Worked at the Porcelain – Photographic Exhibition

  • 1 February — 1 August 2014 *on now

This exhibition is focusing on some of Royal Worcester’s many craftsmen and women. The exhibition is made up of images of employees from the last 60 years of the factory’s operation, from all areas and departments. All the people in the photographs are currently unidentified and the museum is asking for help to identify this last generation of the Royal Worcester family.

Alongside the exhibition we have a programme of events including several free open days for former employees to come along and help identify the unknown stars of the display, as well as the chance to share their memories of working at ‘The Porcelain’. There will be a series of activities for all museum visitors, young and old alike, from children’s craft sessions to guided tours; there is something for everyone at the Museum of Royal Worcester.

Free open days for former RW employees:
• 7th February
• 22nd March
• 2nd May
• 21st June

Saturday activities for all ages, the last Saturday every month with a children’s activity in the morning and an activity for all ages in the afternoon.
• 22nd February
• 29th March
• 26th April
• 31st May
• 28th June


The programme also includes activities for school holidays and family and all age’s activities the last Saturday of every month; visit our website museumofroyalworcester.org for the latest information.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free with entry

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.

Frame it! Half term family activity

  • 14 — 25 April 2014 *on now

Follow the trail around the museum and decorate a photo frame to take home.
Free with entry.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • 16-17
  • 11-13
  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 0-4
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Website

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

Handling session

  • 26 April 2014 1:30-3pm

Take a closer look at objects from the museum’s handling collection and find out about their history.
The Saturday afternoon activities are available the last Saturday of every month during the ‘We Worked at the Porcelain’ exhibition. There will be a different activity every month for example: talks, tours, and object handling sessions.
Free with entry.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

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

Colour it! Family activity

  • 26 April 2014 10:30am-12pm

Try a range of different colouring techniques, including tie-dye and screen printing.
The Museum of Royal Worcester offers a fun morning activity for children the last Saturday of every month during the ‘We Worked at the Porcelain’ exhibition.
Free with paying entry (accompanying adult required).

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • Any age
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