Sunday Read - Museum of Royal Worcester

Make a morning of it… 

Visit the Museum of Royal Worcester and grab brunch at Goodroots Cafe

 

This week’s Visit Worcestershire Sunday Read comes from the Museum of Royal Worcester which we are delighted has reopened this week. 

Set in the historic Severn Street alongside the Royal Porcelain Works arts complex and Good Roots café – you can easily extend your visit with a trip to the Cathedral, into Worcester City Centre or a gentle wander along the river. It’s the perfect place to start your day…

Goodroots is open for Breakfast and Lunch Wednesday to Sunday – a welcoming spot for the whole family (including those with four legs) to enjoy eggs and pancakes whilst watching the world go by. 

The Museum of Royal Worcester is re-opening its doors and staff can’t wait to get back to welcoming you all to enjoy the riches of the collections in person. 

The Museum engages people with 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 keyworkers, the Museum is offering them a Two for One entry -with one paid adult, another goes free. “

 

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 keyworkers, the Museum is offering them a Two for One entry -with one paid adult, another goes free. “

 

The Museum is independent charitable trust looking after the largest collection of Worcester porcelain in the world, over 10,000 objects, and the important factory archive. It was established in 1946 by Charles Dyson Perrins to make this design heritage available to the public as a permanent exhibition. It reopened in June 2018 following a 3-year £1.7M refurbishment project supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund that completely refreshed and reinterpreted the displays.

The Museum of Royal Worcester 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 museumofroyalworcester.org  facebook.com/TheMoRW Twitter @TheMoRW  

Readers can help support the Museum to recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Donate at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/LockdownInspirationMuseumofRoyalWorcs . The Museum are offering a one-year season ticket as a token of their 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. 

 

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