The Worcester Porcelain Museum nestles amidst Victorian factory buildings in the heart of historic Worcester, within easy walking distance of the River Severn, the Cathedral, Royal Worcester and the City centre.
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.
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.