Our society of 'Friends of the Museum of Worcester Porcelain' serves the prime objective of providing support to the Museum, both financially and personally, and assisting it to fulfil its principal role as the world's foremost place of reference for the industrial and social history of porcelain manufacture in the City of Worcester.
Our members share a common interest in the preservation and extension of this record of a unique element of Britain's industrial and cultural heritage. Among our membership are collectors and lovers of fine porcelain from all over the world, as well as many volunteers and local residents for whom the Museum represents a tangible link with an extraordinary industrial past in one of England's most ancient cathedral cities.
With the closure of the Royal Worcester company in 2009, production on the factory sites adjacent to the Museum ceased, and the buildings will progressively make way for re-development. The Museum stands separate and independent, but the new surrounding context provides challenges that could threaten future viability without the resolute support of all those who value what the Museum represents, and so superbly presents to public view.
If you are one of those, there is no better way to show your support than by becoming a member of the Friends. Through our magazine, 'The Melting Pot', you can both stay in touch with developments and gain fresh insights into the personalities and stories associated with the 360 years of Worcester Porcelain activity. Through our events you will feel ever closer to the people who created such beauty and perfection, and to the lives they led.
Like all museums and galleries, the Museum of Worcester Porcelain relies heavily on volunteers, both for daily running and for the work of research and conservation. The Friends support the work in any way they can, and in these uncertain times the more the merrier. Join us today, and help us secure the future.