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  • Worcestershire Hidden Gems
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WORCS HIDDEN GEMS

Shop

Shop

The Museum of Royal Worcester Shop carries a selection of vintage and antique Royal Worcester china and porcelain that was ‘Made in England‘, new works gilded and painted by past Royal Worcester artists and specialist books.

Contact

Caroline Engevi

01905 21247

Address

Severn Street,
Worcester,
Worcestershire,
WR1 2ND

Details

The Museum of Royal Worcester's collections date back to 1751 when Dr. John Wall an eminent local surgeon and William Davis the elder, an apothecary, perfected the secret recipe for manufacture of soft paste porcelain in Worcester.

The Museum now houses the finest and most extensive collections of Worcester Porcelain and on entering the visitor is transported to Georgian times and the very start of production when shapes and patterns were copied from the Far east for use in the homes of the very rich. An exquisite rooms setting shows how the table was laid for desert and features an eighteenth century long case clock and a fine trio of hexagonal vases, just as they have appeared in a gentleman's home.

In contrast the Victorian gallery is decked with deep colours, extravagant exhibition pieces and works of breathtaking craftsmanship. Here the visitor can see the influence of travel and the Industrial Revolution, as the ownership of fine works became more accessible.

The journey ends in the Twentieth Century where alongside the continuing production of bespoke services, commissioned by some of the factory's private customers, changing lifestyles and the advent of freezers and microwaves demanded a new range of products and designers tested production to its limits.

Harry Sandon introduces an audio tour that is free with entry and sets the scene by talking about the exhibits and what was happening in Great Britain at the time. Factory workers also talk about their skills and how they carried out their work.

Visiting

Summer:
March to October,
10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m
Monday to Saturday

Winter:
November to February
10.00 a.m to 4.00 p.m.
Monday to Saturday

Closed:
Christmas day, Boxing Day and occasionally for private functions, please telephone for details.

Please visit the website or contact 01905 746073

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopPublic toiletsSpanish signs/guidesWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Disabled accessSmoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

Open all year

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SO 851542  Lat: 52.18662 Long: -2.21920

By Road:
• Follow brown pot & signs for Worcester City Centre.
• Staying in the left lane you will pass over seven sets of lights (including pedestrian crossings). At the seventh set of lights; take an immediate left into Edgar Street (signposted one-way).
•• At the T-junction turn right and just a hundred yards on your left are the gates into Royal Worcester.

Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired