Museum of Royal Worcester
The Museum of Royal Worcester houses the world's largest collection of Worcester Porcelain. The collections date back to 1751 when shapes and patterns were copied from the Far East for use in the homes of the very rich. In contrast the Victorian gallery is decked with deep colours, extravagant exhibition pieces and works of breathtaking craftsmanship. Here we can see how travel influenced design and how with the onslaught of the Industrial Revolution more people could afford to buy fine works. The journey ends in the twentieth century where as well as producing bespoke services, commissioned by some of the factory's private customers, changing lifestyles and the advent of freezers and microwaves demanded a new range of products. The Museum is fully accessible and offers a visit of interest to people of all ages and interests. 'Royal Worcester' and the c51 crown device are registered by and used under kind permission from Portmeirion Group UK Ltd to whom all rights are reserved..