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Museum of Royal Worcester

Address: Severn Street, Worcester WR1 2ND, England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 1905 21247
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Ranked #6 of 25 Attractions in Worcester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Specialty Museums, Museums
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A fascinating and well laid out collection covering 250 years of production. Good layout, clear explanatory captions, descriptive cards to pick up for each section, very good audio guide. We were lucky enough to be there on a day when a retired gilder gives demonstrations. Allow 2 hours, even then you won't have covered everything. Came away feeling that it... More

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Surrey, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We were quite disappointed in this museum. There is very little information about the manufacturing process, just cabinet after cabinet of Royal Worcester pieces to admire. We took the audio guide, but found it too long-winded to hold our attention. Could be so much better. We've been to Stoke-on-Trent museums where the experience is much broader. And there's no tea... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

You can spend a fantastic day visiting the Museum of Royal Worcester and step back into history by viewing the remarkable collection of ceramics produced by some of this country's finest painters on porcelain dating back to 1751 right up to the present day. Lovely museum shop combined with extremely helpful staff make this a great day out.

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Aberdeen
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21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

When we discovered that the Royal Worcester Pottery company was no more even though our oldish guidebook said it was, yet we reluctantly started our tour at this museum. What a surprise to find a real gem. Not large but give yourself a good 2 hours...and you'll have to pay for public parking in this car park fee-happy country. You'll... More

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Chester
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We had a couple of hours left in Worcester at the end of our boat holiday and both fancied seeing the china. A great selection well laid out with helpful informative narrative to follow on ear phones. Just enough to enable full enjoyment without being tedious. I personally enjoyed looking and admiring without too much technical data but the titbits... More

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Amazing museum about Royal Worcester porcelain. Tremendous exhibits from early 1700's through to present day. The workmanship and skill involved in producing the porcelain is a wonder to behold. Live demonstration by master painter and gilder when we were there. Really informative audio guide. So much to see it really needs several vists to take it all in.

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Gouda, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I was really looking forward to visiting this museum as I am an avid collector of English ceramics. We came especially on the wekkend of the biannual ceramic antique fair. It was a disappointment. One room with very few 'stalls'. We continued our visit through the rest of the museum. It wasn't uninteresting, but we were totally underwhelmed. Have seen... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

2 floors of beautiful displays of Royal Worcester. Good value as includes audio tour and shop. So sad the workshops have closed and gone overseas. What is the point in buying Royal Worcester made anywhere but Worcester, I don't get it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Went to the potty on a spur of the monument. Had a great time looking at all the china made in the area. The audio tour was great and very interested

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Loved looking around this place, although was tinged with sadness that Royal Worcester is no longer made here. The craftsmanship is mind blowing, with so much to see it was difficult to take it all in. The audio guide is excellent quality, and gives plenty of background information. It would be really useful if the Museum could produce a DVD,... More

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