The Museum of Royal Worcester
“amongst the wonders of the world… a magical place,” - Museum visitor.
Be a Tourist at Home! Discover 250 years of colourful stories through the world’s largest collection of Worcester porcelain, and important factory and design archive - in the place where they were made.
Find out about the extraordinary stories of the workers and artists who skilfully made the objects and the celebrity customers who enjoyed them, with our interactives, audio guide and explorer trails. In stunning galleries, completely refurbished in 2018, you’ll see some of the priceless earliest porcelain made in England and iconic objects like Admiral Lord Nelson’s breakfast teapot, the 1865 exquisite Earl-of-Dudley tea-service and famous Evesham oven-to-table ware.
With the Museum being close to the City centre, Cathedral and lovely riverside walks, we are the perfect destination for a day trip to Worcester! We are located in a pleasant courtyard opposite the regenerated Royal Porcelain Works factory, Henry Sandon Hall and popular GoodRoots Café. New in 2021 is our Ceramic Studio: why not visit one of our interactive workshops, where you can get creative and paint a pot, glazed and fired for you to keep!
Made possible after a successful joint application to the Finnis Scott Foundation Botanical Art Award, the Museum of Royal Worcester will be co-hosting a botanical art exhibition with members of the Gloucestershire Society for Botanical Illustration (GSBI). Enjoy the new exhibition ‘Botanical Treasures: inspiration from nature on porcelain and on paper’, 27th May to 31st October, with an accompanying programme of family workshops, demonstrations and talks– celebrating the beautiful flowers and fruits on Worcester porcelain.
The core of the exhibition will be works created by the GSBI’s talented members, several of whom are RHS medal winners, inspired by and displayed alongside the Museum’s beautiful collections of porcelain and original archives. The new exhibition will also celebrate the life and legacy of a well-known local botanical art tutor, Stuart Lafford (1953-2016), who taught many of the GSBI’s members and started his career as an apprentice artist at the Royal Worcester Porcelain Factory in 1972, working on limited editions. Find out more information here: https://www.museumofroyalworcester.org/botanical-treasures-inspiration-from-nature-in-porcelain-and-on-paper-opens-summer-2021/
The Museum is also taking part in Worcester’s Big Parade, a unique free art trail through the city’s streets and open spaces, bringing together the community for one unforgettable event! Our very own elephant sculpture will be sitting pride of place outside our doors, and we will be hosting creative workshops in our Ceramic Studio where you can paint your own elephant! Find out more about the Parade here: https://worcestersbigparade.co.uk/