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
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

Admission

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

Website

http://www.museumofroyalworcester.org

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

Admission

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

Website

http://www.museumofroyalworcester.org/event/bug-hunting-childrens-trail/

Identification and valuation day with Henry Sandon MBE

  • 13 June 2015 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 13 June 2015. Because of his immense popularity, there is a limit of two items per family.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3 per person

Website

http://www.museumofroyalworcester.org/event/identification-and-valuation-day-with-henry-sandon-mbe/

Ben Parker

Ben Parker and Todd Swift ‘A Night At The Museum’ – Poetry Book Launch

  • 13 June 2015 — 6 January 2016

This book launch marks the conclusion of Ben Parker’s tenure as poet-in-residence at the Museum of Royal Worcester. Ben Parker will be reading from a collection of poems produced during his residency, which will be available for purchase for the first time.

This event also marks the beginning of Todd Swift’s residency at The Museum, and Todd will be reading from his highly acclaimed poetry. Ben’s poetry has appeared in a number of magazines, including The White Review, Under the Radar and Oxford Poetry, as well as Lung Jazz: Young British Poets for Oxfam. His debut pamphlet, The Escape Artists, was published by tall-lighthouse in October 2012 and shortlisted for the 2013 Michael Marks Award.

Todd is a British-Canadian poet, publisher, critic and editor. He is the editor of numerous anthologies; and has published eight full poetry collections. His poems have appeared widely, including in Poetry Review, and Poetry (Chicago). In 2004 Todd was the Oxfam Poet-in-residence. He blogs at Eyewear and runs the indie press Eyewear Publishing. Todd’s PhD in Creative and Critical Writing is from The University of East Anglia (UEA). He was born in Montreal, Quebec.

This event is part of Worcestershire LitFest & Fringe.

Admission

Free entry
Wine and soft drinks will be available at an additional cost

Website

http://www.museumofroyalworcester.org/event/ben-parker-and-todd-swift-a-night-at-the-museum-poetry-book-launch/

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

Admission

£3

Website

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

Flower-making

Flower-making demonstration

  • 11 July 2015 2-4pm

Following the success of the event during the Women’s History Month, we are pleased to offer this special event with former Royal Worcester flower-maker Avril Pulley. Avril will demonstrate the intricate skills of flower-making from clay.

Witness flowers spring to life from the clay through delicate formation and shaping, followed by skilled painting. Clay flowers can be used for home or food decoration, made into accessories such as brooches or buttonholes, or even into full bouquets, as a lasting keepsake for a special day.

Cream tea will be served after the demonstration on our finest Royal Worcester china.

Book online now on our website or contact Caroline on 01905 21247.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£8 per person, including cream tea. Booking essential.

Museum of Royal Worcester

Worcester Festival Free Open Day

  • 16 August 2015 11am-4pm

The Museum of Royal Worcester invites you to a free open day during Worcester Festival. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the Museum and explore it’s exquisite collections and revel in over 250 years of craftsmanship, team work and industrial achievement that resulted in Royal Worcester gaining a world class reputation for producing porcelain and fine china.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Museum of Royal Worcester

Worcester Festival Free Open Day

  • 23 August 2015 11am-4pm

The Museum of Royal Worcester invites you to a free open day during Worcester Festival. Don’t miss this opportunity to visit the Museum and explore it’s exquisite collections and revel in over 250 years of craftsmanship, team work and industrial achievement that resulted in Royal Worcester gaining a world class reputation for producing porcelain and fine china.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.museumofroyalworcester.org/event/worcester-festival-free-open-day-2/

Museum of Royal Worcester
Severn Street
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR1 2ND
England

Website

www.museumofroyalworcester.org

E-mail

info@museumofroyalworcester.org

Telephone

01905 21247

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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