Museum of Royal Worcester
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A Ceramic World for the whole family
With over 10,000 items on display, the Museum of Royal Worcester has one of the most extensive ceramic collections you may ever come across, but the fun's only just getting started.
Located in a classic Victorian building, you'll feel as if you've just stepped into another world completely where everything's pretty and porcelain.
After spending a day at the museum, there's little doubt that you'll feel creatively invigorated.
The Collection of Worcester's Finest
The museum's world-class display of 8,000 Worcester porcelain made objects shows off the remarkable craftsmanship of the city, dating back from 1751. With displays of all shapes and sizes, there really is something breath-taking around every corner.
Some of the notable highlights include the porcelain teapot of Lord Nelson, the bone china painted fruit dish, the centuries-spanning Wigornia Cream Boat, the incredibly detailed Norman conquest vases, the Shakespeare Service Fruit Cooler depicting his art of comedy and tragedy and even the 'princess' Elizabeth model, riding the horse Tommy.
And that's just some of the thousands of delights that you'll find when you wander around the museum. On your way around, you'll discover pattern books, employment records, and even audio recordings of factory workers telling their stories.
Paint your own pottery
Once you've taken in the collection, you'll no doubt be feeling creative enough to have a go at making some of your own ceramic magic to take home with you.
When you choose to paint your own pottery at the Museum of Royal Worcester, you can choose from a large variety of shapes and sizes to lay the canvas for you to begin painting your very own masterpiece. Whatever your age or your skill level, you're bound to have a blast with the whole family as your wonderful work comes to life. Maybe you can have a mini competition to see who can get the most creative?
But that's not all! You get to fee like pottery royalty as you're served the very best refreshments on Worcester Porcelain plates and mugs. Once you're done, you can get your pottery glazed and fired so that it'll be ready for you to take home, or even receive in the post if you're short on time.
With so many amazing works to observe and interactive activities to get up to, the Museum of Royal Worcester is certain to leave your whole family entertained, on a truly unique day out in Worcestershire.
Be sure to check out the gift shop as you're leaving and pick up a Royal Worcester gift for a friend or family member. Choose from an archive of vintage and contemporary designs to take home that are bound to look fab as a new house decoration.
Visiting the museum is bound to give you some of that pottery fever, so if you ever want to add to your Worcester Porcelain collections or to find that bit of inspiration for your own creative endeavours, then don't hesitate in bringing your family down to the Museum of Royal Worcester.
How to get here
Visiting the Museum of Royal Worcester is easy. Located close to the Cathedral, nearby parking, and just a short walk from the high street.
Sat Nav: WR1 2NE for the most accurate location.
There is also free street parking for 3 hours on Severn street with a blue badge. Worcester City Car Parks take cash or you can use the Ringo parking app.
There are cycle racks and free coach parking for pre-booked group visits.
Closest station is Worcester Foregate Street
November 2022 - March 2023
- Paid parking
- Toilets and disable toilet
- Museum shop
- Wheelchairs for free hire
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