Royal Crown Derby Museum

Housing the most comprehensive collection of Derby Porcelain to be seen anywhere in the world throughout our 266-year history, the Royal Crown Derby Museum, located on the first floor of the Visitor Centre, provides a fascinating insight into the company’s heritage.

Discover Royal Crown Derby’s rich, quintessentially British history whilst perusing the accredited museum’s remarkable collection from the extensive archives.

Explore the current exhibition, 'High Society | London Connections', which gives a fascinating and in-depth insight into our heritage.

To find out when the museum is open and to plan your visit, go to our Visiting page. Or to discover the Royal Crown Derby story, visit our History page. 

Visiting the Royal Crown Derby Museum


2017 dates for your diary:

The museum holds several events throughout the year, here is the list for 2017:

27th September: Behind the Scenes Tour

A rare opportunity to see the fascinating Royal Crown Derby archives and stores. Come along and meet our Curator and team of volunteers working behind the scenes. NADFAS volunteers will be demonstrating how they are lovingly recording and cleaning every document in the archives. You will also have the chance to see the Osmaston Road pattern books up close and to find out more about how we keep track of our precious objects.

Enjoy a buffet lunch before embarking on a tour of the factory with one of our expert guides.

£20.00 per person to include lunch and a £5.00 voucher to spend in the retail shop on a minimum spend of £50.00, valid for Royal Crown Derby products purchased on the day only.

Places are limited so please book by email ctidmarsh@royalcrownderby.co.uk or telephone 01332 712808.

For this event the museum archives are situated up two small flights of stairs. Wheelchairs are available to be booked for the factory tour.

14th October: Derby Porcelain Society AGM and Autumn Meeting

The programme for the day will include specialist speakers and an open forum where you are invited to bring along items for discussion.

Refreshments are served on arrival and a two course lunch is included.

Members: £20.00
Non Members: £25.00

For further information and to book please visit www.derbyporcelain.org.uk



Don't forget to enjoy our other attractions whilst you are here!