Heritage Highlights: Museum of one of the oldest and most prestigious of England's porcelain makers
The factory is gone now, and the brand absorbed into another porcelain manufacturer, but the heritage of Royal Worcester lives on through a museum housed on the former factory site. The museum boasts one of the largest single displays of Worcester porcelain in the world, and tells the story of how the company developed, and of the manufacture of fine china in England over the centuries.
The company was granted a royal warrant in 1789, and was for many years the preferred china ware of Queen Elizabeth II. Royal Worcester Porcelain enjoys an avid international following and is highly prized by collectors.
The Museum is arranged in three galleries, focussed on the Georgian, Victorian and Twentieth Century periods. An Exhibition Hall hosts an ongoing programme of events, workshops, and lectures. The original museum here was founded as a motivational tool, intended to inspire the factory workers!
Address: Severn Street,
England, WR1 2NE
Attraction Type: Museum
Website: Worcester Porcelain Museum
Phone: 01905 21247
OS: SO851 543
Photo Credit: Paul Shreeve, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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