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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 26 Attractions in Worcester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Specialty Museums, Museums, Traveler Resources
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Specialty Museums, Museums, Traveler Resources

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Bewdley
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I had gone to keep my wife happy but enjoyed it immensely and learnt a lot. Not sure I would go again there is only so much pottery you can see in 1 go.

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telford
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This was a lovely break from the hustle and bustle of the Xmas market,it was a bit of a walk but well worth it if you like old china. It is a beautiful collection. My only gripe is that they didn't have any seconds in the shop, I couldn't afford any of the beautiful items on sale.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Western Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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