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.

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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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Ben Parker

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

  • 13 June 2015 — 6 January 2016 *on now

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.


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


Museum of Royal Worcester
Severn Street




01905 21247

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