Did you know that The Museum is an independent charity that receives no regular public funding? It costs £568 a day to care for and connect people with our magnificent collections in-person and online. Visitors and our shop support half of our costs. We seek donations for the remainder from the generosity of supporters like yourselves, Friends, trusts and foundations, and companies.

We really need your support to help us continue to inspire, surprise and delight people locally and across the world with Worcester’s impressive porcelain heritage, for today and for future generations. Please donate if you can. [Link to donorbox]

The last two years have been extremely challenging for the Museum, as they have been for so many. We worked hard to access emergency funding during the pandemic and now are doing everything we can to build back visitor confidence, involve people in our new Paint-Your-Own-Pottery activities and find funding to take our Pop-up Museum out into our local communities so that we can reach people who have never visited the Museum before.

If you choose to Gift Aid your donation, as a registered UK charity we receive another 25p for every £1 donated, at no extra cost to yourself!



£10 could support staff to answer one enquiry about Worcester porcelain that we receive from all over the world.

£25 could photograph an object and archive material to preserve them and create digital content so that we can reach more people online.

£50 could fund the contents of an explorer backpack for families and schools to borrow, helping to engage young people with Worcester’s porcelain heritage.

£120 is enough to assist specialist research in our collections for a day, so that we can increase understanding of our design and social history.

£1,000 is enough to involve local artists in developing playful heritage sessions for our Pop-up Museum linked to our collections so that we can involve people in creative wellbeing activities, such as families, schools and groups experiencing loneliness and isolation


Donations help The Museum of Royal Worcester to continue to be the stewards of this exceptional heritage of local and international importance. The Museum holds the largest collection of Worcester porcelain in the world as well as the design archive with over 10,000 objects in world-class surroundings. Through the power of your donations we are able to our work to engage people with 250 years of colourful history and inspirational ceramic design, local skill and innovation that created things of beauty and utility out of the ‘white gold’ of porcelain, and transported it across the globe.

The Museum receives no regular public funding and relies on visitor income and donations to sustain this rich heritage in the place where it was made and deliver our purpose to make it accessible now and into the future. It was tough to close the doors just as the Museum entered its busy Spring season of 2020, it wiped out our income and put this magnificent inheritance in jeopardy. However, thanks to your donations, big and small, you have helped us to survive, and your continued support will allow us to build back as we open our doors once more and of course share our collections and resources with our wider global community digitally.

Your donations help us look after and create more remote access to the collections now and for the future.

Did you know The Museum is a registered charity? If you are a UK tax payer and eligible to Gift Aid your donations. Gift Aid allows UK charities to claim back the basic rate tax already paid on donations by the you the donor.  When you choose to Gift Aid your donation, we can claim an extra 25 pence on top of every pound, at no cost to you. All you need to do is let us know when you make your donation online or at The Museum when you visit.

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