Royal Visit to Royal Porcelain Works and the Museum of Royal Worcester.
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About the Event
Join us for a very special day of celebrations, as we welcome HRH Princess Alexandra to Royal Porcelain Works and the Museum of Royal Worcester.
Areas of the former Porcelain Works Factory site, redeveloped by the Bransford Trust to become Royal Porcelain Works; Worcester’s new leading centre for the arts and culture, will be showcasing the works of local artists, entrepreneurs, artisans and makers.
The Museum of Royal Worcester, which looks after and exhibits the largest collection of Worcester porcelain in the world, is marking the major £1.7M refurbishment and redisplay of the galleries supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund that launched in Summer 2018.
As a part of the day’s celebrations, we will be welcoming HRH Princess Alexandra, who will meet staff, ex-Royal Worcester artists who demonstrate ceramic techniques for visitors, and archive conservation volunteers from the Museum.
At Royal Porcelain Works, local entrepreneur Nick Weatherall, will showcase his boutique gin distillery venture Piston Gin and local artists will show off the range of creativity and skill Worcestershire has to offer.
The Royal guest will also witness the unveiling of the re-instalment of 30 ceramic plates, hand-painted with local scenes and wildlife by resident artist Tony Young, into the plaster mouldings in The ‘Henry Sandon’ Hall, reinstating this historic feature of the Royal Worcester Porcelain Company’s Victorian showroom.
Join us for what is set to be a fun-packed day, celebrating this revitalised and rejuvenated area of the city.