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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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TripAdvisor
  • We visited this museum and were surprised by the magnificent collection of beautifull porcelain, produced here for centuries. Don't miss this place when you are in the area.  more »
  • For the first time I visited the museum , after visiting Worcester many times. It was a truly lovely experience , the staff were great and the audio tour was probably the best I have ever experienced....  more »
  • The museum is not far from the cathedral, once you have paid your entrance fee you our given a audio guide to us. In some of the case is a picture of a headphone & a number, this you entry in to the g...  more »
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  • Definitely worth a look - though an interest in porcelain and it's history will help!
  • Friendly staff. Lovely little museum!
  • Great museum show casing Worcester's porcelain heritage. Treasure hunt is also provided for the children and design their own plates
  • Amazing displays of Worcester porcelain
  • well worth a visit