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
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.
former factory worker

Heritage Open Day

  • 11 September 2016 11am-4pm

Heritage Open Days is a four day event taking place all over England. The event offers free access to places that normally charge for admission. Museum of Royal Worcester is taking part of this event on Sunday the 11 September 2016 when we invite everyone to visit the Museum between 11am and 4pm for free.
Don't miss this opportunity to visit the Museum's exquisite collections and revel in over 250 years of superb 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

Admission

Free entry to the museum

Website

http://www.museumofroyalworcester.org/event/heritage-open-day/

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

Admission

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

Website

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