Royal Crown Derby Museum and Archive Tours

Collections Tours £15 (including tea and biscuits)

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Royal Crown Derby Museum and Archive Tours
194 Osmaston Road
Derby
DE23 8JZ

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01332 712800 Visit website

Description

Royal Crown Derby can trace its history back to 1750 when the first porcelain was being made in Derby by Andrew Planche, and it remains one of the most iconic brands of fine bone china in England. Today the museum and factory are on the Osmaston Road where they have been since 1875 when the new factory was opened on the site of the old workhouse.

Why not treat yourself to hands on collections tour with the museum director.  Our collections tour takes you into our museum to get up close to over 250 years of history. You will be able to handle items from our collections marvelling at the almost weightless eggshell porcelain, learning to identify our oldest items and exploring items commissioned by some of the richest men in America in the 1800’s. You will also be able to see our beautiful pattern books which are in themselves works of art and learn how and why patterns were recorded in the early days of the factory here on the Osmaston Road.

Tours are available weekdays, booking is essential, free parking on-site

Limited tours can be booked here but if you want to book different dates or to find out about bringing a group please contact us directly

Collections Tours £15 (including tea and biscuits)  

Please note there is no shop or café currently onsite.

Discover Royal Crown Derby's Prestige Limited Edition Collection to commemorate King Charles III Coronation

King Charles III commemorative plate

Royal Crown Derby have introduced an exclusive collection to mark King Charles III Coronation. Crafted in England from prestige fine bone china and hand gilded in 22-carat gold, this remarkable two-piece collection has been created with imagination and passion to encapsulate the King’s passion for nature and the environment, together with the precious Crown Jewels used during the coronation.

The regal purple and 22-carat gold design draws inspiration from the precious materials and colours that make up the most famous national treasures, the Crown Jewels, in particular the St Edward’s crown which is placed on the monarch’s head as a sign of majesty and dignity, making it one of the richest expressions of sovereign magnificence.

Butterflies and Bumble Bees are beautifully intertwined in the floral border detailing, perfectly capturing the classic English garden aesthetic associated with King Charles III gardens at Highgrove House. The country estate gardens are admired globally and have been designed to provide landscape for transformation and beauty, creating an ecosystem for bees and insects to pollinate.

This endearing floral design embeds the emblems of the countries within the United Kingdom to acknowledge the responsibility of the King as both leader of the Commonwealth and Head of State across the world.

This range marks the tenth commemorative collection designed and produced by fine bone china experts Royal Crown Derby since the coronation of King George III in 1761.

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