Museum of Royal Worcester, Worcester

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The Museum of Royal Worcester is a ceramics museum located in the Royal Worcester porcelain factory's former site in Worcester, England.OverviewThe museum houses the world’s largest collection of Worcester porcelain. The collections date back to 1751 and the Victorian gallery, the ceramic collections, archives and records of factory production, form the primary resource for the study of Worcester porcelain and its history.The museum is the only part of Royal Worcester left at the Severn Street site in Worcester after the factory went into administration in 2008 and closed in 2009. The Royal Worcester Visitor Centre, the seconds shop and the cafe all closed with the factory in 2009.The Museum of Royal Worcester was formerly known as the Museum of Worcester Porcelain and the Dyson Perrins Museum and Worcester Porcelain Museum, after Charles William Dyson Perrins of Worcestershire sauce fame. The collections includes pieces from the beginning of porcelain manufacturing in Worcester in 1751 until the closure of the Royal Worcester factory in Worcester. The museum is owned by the Dyson Perrins Museum Trust.CollectionsThe Worcester Porcelain Museum collection is displayed in three permanent galleries: the Georgian Gallery, the Victorian Gallery and the Twentieth Century Gallery. The museum holds over 10,000 objects made between 1751 and 2009. The collections date back to the 18th century, when shapes and patterns were copied from the Far East for use in the homes of the very rich.
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  • You can see collections and goods from the beginnings of the Royal Worcester. In the Museum Cafe.
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  • Really good museum, take the time to use the recordings as this is very informative and see the demonstrations around the museum, well worth a visit.  more »
  • For lovers of highly decorated china this is a MUST see. Everything is well displayed and arranged in a chronological order. Audio Tour is very helpful. Entrance fee for "Pensioners" is very modest at...  more »
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  • Absolutely stunning museum. The exposition is not particularly large but very densely packed with finest china objects. Expect to spend at least 1 hour. Audio guide highly recommended. The museum shop is surprisingly good.
  • I am not particularly interested in pottery but took my mother who is interested. Even so I found the museum to be really interesting and informative. The staff were very helpful and the audio guide was a really good bonus. I can thoroughly recommend a visit here - even if like me you are not keen on pottery!
  • Excellent museum full of information on all things 'pottery '
  • Lovely evening very informative talk and excellent meal
  • Must see, fantastic collection of older pottery on display including many creations for Royalty over the years. Small shop to buy items.

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