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Museum of Royal Worcester

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Address: Severn Street, Worcester WR1 2ND, England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 1905 21247
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Very interesting and well presented Museum

This is well worth a visit being virtually next door to Worcester Cathedral. The audio tour helps greatly with some comments by antiques experts. We were lucky to visit on a day... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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Baldock, United Kingdom
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Baldock, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This is well worth a visit being virtually next door to Worcester Cathedral. The audio tour helps greatly with some comments by antiques experts. We were lucky to visit on a day when a master guilder was preparing a plate. It was helpful to see at first hand the skill required to guild porcelain. The museum is well laid out... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We went on a VERY quiet February day but a retired guilder was demonstrating his craft. There really was plenty to see from historical pieces over a number of centuries. The museum covers 2 floors and the audio mobile (included in the admission price) was excellent.

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Bewdley
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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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18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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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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28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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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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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14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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