Worcester: Museum of Royal Worcester and the Victorian Christmas Fayre

Date(s) - 2nd Dec 2021

Museum of Royal Worcester


Discover 250 years of colourful stories through the world’s largest collection of Worcester porcelain, and important factory and design archive – in the place where they were made. In stunning galleries, completely refurbished in 2018 by our National Lottery Heritage Fund supported refurbishment, you’ll see some of the earliest porcelain made in England and iconic objects like Admiral Lord Nelson’s breakfast teapot, the 1865 exquisite Earl-of-Dudley tea-service and famous Evesham oven-to-table ware.

We will be welcomed with refreshments in the galleries of Museum of Royal Worcester followed by a tailor-made talk for the Friends: Worcester Porcelain – A Collector’s Tale by Colin Millett. After this you are at leisure to explore the wonderful exhibits and museum shop.

It is a short walk into the centre of the city for some lunch at your leisure and to enjoy the first day of the famous Christmas Fayre. The Victorian Fayre was first started back in 1992 by traders from picturesque New Street and Friar Street. Now in its 28th year, the Fayre may have grown significantly but it has stayed true to its traditional roots with plenty of Victorian themed characters, festive treats and a wonderful atmosphere.

If you have time, please do take advantage of other sights on offer – notably Worcester Cathedral – which offers daily guided tours at 2.30pm (charge applies) and especially the Christmas Tree Festival – a sparkling display of trees around the medieval Cloister decorated by local organisations. Advance booking is essential for this particular event (please see their webpage. Bookings open in September 2021) Apart from the above, entry to the Cathedral is free of charge.

Finally, we meet once more at the Museum of Royal Worcester for some Christmas cheer before boarding the coach for home.

We are limiting the number of places available to 30 to allow more space for social distancing, to make things more COVID secure.

Group Leaders: Adrian Barlow and Sue Pearce

Cost per person: £35

Pick-up points: Six Ways 9.15am, Royal Well Cheltenham 9.25am, Evesham Road, Cheltenham (Pittville Pump Room) bus stop northbound 9.35am

Meet at Royal Worcester Museum 4pm

If you have any questions please phone Martha on 01242 526601.

Please book using one of the following options:

  • On-line bookings with a debit or credit card can be made using the form below. Alternatively you may reserve your place, select the ‘off-line’ payment option and pay by bank transfer or cheque.
  • Bank transfer – please email events@friendsofthewilson.org.uk and wait for confirmation that places are available before arranging your bank transfer.
  • Cheque – please complete a booking form (download here or available in the Friends’ newsletter) and post it with your cheque.

Places are not confirmed until payment is received.

Bank transfers should be made to Friends of The Wilson (or as much of that as the bank will accept) Sort Code 30-91-87 Account 00005816. The reference must include your surname plus as much of the event title as will fit, for example SMITH Worcester.

Please make cheques payable to Friends of The Wilson and send with a SAE or clearly written email address to Martha Alleguin,7 Sydenham Road South, Cheltenham GL52 6EF.


Bookings are now closed for this event.