The Museum of Royal Worcester: an exceptional heritage of local, regional, and national importance.
Visitors say “amongst the wonders of the world. It truly is a magical place.” The Museum of Royal Worcester (MoRW) engages over 15,700 people annually with the extraordinary stories of 250 years of industrial heritage. We present the world’s largest collection of Worcester Porcelain, together with the important factory and design archive, in the place where it was made – an exceptional heritage of local, regional, and national importance.
The Museum connects people with big stories of social and design history and global exchange through a very local heritage and the relatable medium of ceramics, which is both precious and ordinary. Our displays share the peoples’ stories that emerge from the collection including workers, apprentices, artists, owners, celebrity customers, and characters from history and fiction. Following our 2016-18 £1.7M refurbishment supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund, visitor numbers have increased 4.3% overall, with individual visitors up 9%.
Our Vision is to inspire people with the rich inheritance of porcelain in Worcester, bringing the collections alive by sharing ordinary and extraordinary experiences of china and connecting our local story to global histories.
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