Royal Worcester Porcelain Works

Royal Worcester Porcelain Works information

Location
Worcester , England
Address
Severn St
Telephone
+44 1905 21247
More information
www.museumofroyalworcester.org
Prices
adult/child £6/free
Opening hours
10am-5pm Mon-Sat Mar-Oct, to 4pm Mon-Sat Nov-Feb
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Up there with Crown Derby and Wedgwood, the Royal Worcester porcelain factory gained an edge over its rivals by picking up the contract to provide fine crockery to the English monarchy. An entertaining audio tour reveals some quirkier sides to the Royal Worcester story, including its brief foray into porcelain dentures and 'portable fonts' designed for cholera outbreaks. The shop has some splendid pieces, from monk-shaped candle-snuffers to decorated thimbles and pill boxes.