Visited Crown Derby in a group of 18. Our tour guide was Jay, who gave us an excellent guided tour of a working factory. It is fascinating to see the concentration, skill and... read more
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.