News

Museum of Royal Worcester ‘magical place’ reopens!

  • 13 July 2020

We are now OPEN Thursdays to Saturdays, 10am to 5pm and 10am to 4pm on Sundays. We are ready to welcome you all to enjoy the riches of the collections in person!

Enjoy discovering the largest collection of Worcester porcelain in the world, together with the factory and design archive – an exceptional heritage of local, regional, and national importance. The world-class collection tells the stories of the people who made and enjoyed these extraordinary objects, celebrating the colourful history of 250 years of ceramic design, local skill and innovation. One recent visitor exclaimed “it’s one of the wonders of the world, a magical place!”

Sophie Heath, Museum Director, says

“We’re delighted to open up our spacious galleries and Worcester’s porcelain heritage to visitors again where people can enjoy a safe day out with confidence. We’re managing visitor flow by introducing a new advance booking timed ticket system and all the social distancing and hygiene measures to enable people to feel welcome and comfortable in our stunning spaces. We’ve made the collections available digitally during lockdown, but now people can look forward to enjoying inspiration and relaxation in person with family and friends on an uplifting and memorable day out. To make this experience available to as many people as possible we’re keeping our 10-11am visiting slots for over-55s and clinically vulnerable people. Also as a thank you for the outstanding efforts of NHS staff and key-workers, the Museum is offering them a 50% discount on entry – please use nhsTQ20 when booking and present your staff pass on arrival. “

Sir Michael Perry GBE, Chair of Trustees at the Museum, says

“Staff have been busy preparing a one-way system around the Museum, social distancing signage and hygiene measures including using locally made sanitiser from Piston Gin. We’re grateful that The National Lottery Heritage Fund is supporting us to re-open – it’s been a lifeline to us and others who are passionate about sustaining heritage for the benefit of all.”

We will be opening Thursdays to Saturdays, 10am to 5pm and 10am to 4pm on Sundays.
To book a timed ticket and find out more, visit museum-of-royal-worcester.arttickets.org.uk/

Help support the Museum to recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Donate at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/LockdownInspirationMuseumofRoyalWorcs

We are offering a one-year season ticket as a token of our appreciation for donations over £25, which is enough to photograph and preserve online an object of beauty, such as the precious pattern books and artists’ watercolours.

Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/TheMoRW
Follow us on Twitter: @TheMoRW

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest