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Museum of Royal Worcester

Severn Street, Worcester WR1 2ND, England
+44 (0) 1905 21247
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Ranked #6 of 36 Attractions in Worcester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Oct 24, 2014
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Aberdeen
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72 reviews 72 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 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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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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110 reviews 110 reviews
56 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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290 reviews 290 reviews
167 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Now a specialist museum, with no pieces being produced locally this is sadly, a reflection of what was, and what could still be......... Our visit to the museum of Royal Worcester pottery coincided with an antiques/ ceramics fair ,with a number of experts, including notably televisions' Henry Sandon. This,of course, meant that the museum was significantly busier than we had... More

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Woodford
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Staff so friendly and the museum full of interesting items. We purchased a beautiful piece from the shop, which is all the more special now the factory has closed.

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holland
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82 reviews 82 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

While the acres of display cabinets of exquisite porcelain may not be to everyone's taste, the A-V tour was very well-pitched to explain the long history, the technical developments, key anecdotes of many pieces, the lives of the employees etc., so you could easily spend a long time there. It's a shame that production is no longer in Worcester, so... More

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