The museum holds over 10,000 ceramic objects, exploring the history of 250 years of industrial heritage.
It has the world’s largest collection of Worcester Porcelain alongside an important factory and design archive. Porcelain production started in Worcester in 1751 and by 1755, Worcester was making the best English blue and white tea wares. There are lots of examples of this, including a collection of Dr John Wall’s porcelain, his ‘secret recipe’ which was kept under lock and key, the plan for the room in which it was hidden is in the museum’s archives. You can be guided through the museum via a free audio tour. There is also a shop both onsite and online, where you can buy present day, vintage and antique Royal Worcester china and porcelain and specialist books.