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Royal Crown Derby Visitor Centre

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Address: 194 Osmaston Road, Derby DE23 8JZ, England
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+44 1332 712800
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Royal Crown Derby is one of the original companies founded in the 18th...

Royal Crown Derby is one of the original companies founded in the 18th Century that is still producing fine bone china in Derbyshire, England today. The company is the most distinguished, authentic Made in England manufacturer supplying English fine bone china tableware, giftware and collectables since 1750

  The present factory was established in 1878, but the business traces its origins to the original factory which was set up in Nottingham Road in about 1750. Queen Victoria granted permission to include the title "Royal" in the company name in 1890.

  The current site on Osmaston Road, Derby stands on a four and half acre site, employing approximately 200 staff.

The Royal Crown Derby Visitor Centre offers a customer experience whether visiting the 1750 Tea Room, Museum, viewing the latest exhibition arranged by our in-house Museum Curator, taking a factory tour to see our first class products being made by hand or purchasing from the onsite retail shop.

Please note the opening times refer to the retail shop only and the 1750 Tea Room is open Tuesday to Friday.

Factory Tours are available 11am & 1.30pm Tuesday to Thursday and 11am only on Fridays.

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A wonderful,welcoming visit, worth every penny. The staff gave a welcome as soon as we walked through the door. I was part of a group with french visitors so we enjoyed a... read more

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful,welcoming visit, worth every penny. The staff gave a welcome as soon as we walked through the door. I was part of a group with french visitors so we enjoyed a delicious buffet lunch before our interesting and well informed tour of the factory. Our guide, Jay, was patient with the french speakers and was able to answer all... More 

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Derby
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice little tea room , really enjoyed it there. Maybe a bit pricey. Service is friendly and quick.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When our friends came to visit from America I took them here for a mornings outing. There are some lovely items in the gift shop and they have plenty of stock that's for sure. I took our guests around the museum part and they loved it. It's not always interesting when you visit somewhere in your own town but when... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Having lived in Derby all my life finding this gem on our doorstep was great. The tour was informative and interesting. Jay the tour guide gave us lots of information and history on our way round. The factory is a place of work and different processes are ongoing, so a second visit for us ( several years later) revealed different... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

Had a great day out here, with a lovely lunch on site. there were lots of pottery pieces and sets to choose form. Something to suit everyone's pocket.

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Thank Calderon46
Hartshorne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Well worth a visit - fabulous china, and some seconds at a very reasonable price, too. It is so nice to have 'Tea' in the cafeteria, and to drink from fine bone china!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

It is well worth visiting this attraction. It has a great little factory shop where you can buy the best quality china at reasonable prices. Suggest you book a tour of factory to combine with your visit to factory shop. You will be amazed at the skill of the artists who decorate various items in front of you. They will... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Found some lovely undecorated plates and dishes in the shop-purchased elaborate white planter to put early bulbs in.Cafe was empty and and choices a bit dull-pre packed muffins and biscuits but they did say a revamp happening soon and food would be more varied and fresher.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Good layout of factory secondsI have a good collection of paperweights ,other things available helpfull staff scrutinise for minor defects that most won't find.Worthwhile presents

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Royal Crown Derby is some of the best China porcelain money can buy. The quality is second to none and the designs are exquisite. It is well worth making the effort to visit this little shop and whilst you are at it, organise a tour of the factory.

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