The Museum of Royal Worcester: an exceptional heritage of local, regional, and national importance.
“amongst the wonders of the world… a magical place,” Museum visitor.
Discover 250 years of colourful stories through the world’s largest collection of Worcester porcelain, and important factory and design archive – in the place where they were made. Find out about the extraordinary stories of the workers and artists who skilfully made the objects and the celebrity customers who enjoyed them, with our audio guide, listening points and trails. In stunning galleries, completely refurbished in 2018 by our National Lottery Heritage Fund supported refurbishment, you’ll see some of the earliest porcelain made in England and iconic objects like Admiral Lord Nelson’s breakfast teapot, the 1865 exquisite Earl-of-Dudley tea-service and famous Evesham oven-to-table ware.
Located next to the regenerated Royal Worcester factory site, and popular GoodRoots Café, we are close to the City centre, Cathedral and pleasant riverside walks. This year we’re excited to open a ceramic studio where you can get creative and paint a pot, glazed and fired for you to keep!
Enjoy our June to October ‘Botanical Treasures’ Art exhibition, talks and workshops with Gloucestershire Society of Botanical Illustration – celebrating the beautiful flowers and fruits on Worcester porcelain. Make your visit special – book a guided tour or talk and refreshments on Royal Worcester china.
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.
You can help support the Museum to recover from the impact of Covid-19 on heritage by making a donation HERE