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Wedgwood Museum

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Address: Wedgwood Drive, Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent ST12 9ER, England
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+44 1782 371900

For a unique experience and a very warm welcome, the stunning Wedgwood...

For a unique experience and a very warm welcome, the stunning Wedgwood Museum is the place to visit - whether you just like looking at beautiful objects or have a specialist interest. We are the home of one of the most interesting ceramic collections in the world. Our galleries tell the story of Josiah Wedgwood, his family, and the company he founded two-and-a-half centuries ago.


New visitor experience for 2015! As a result, we are closing the site to customers from 24th December 2014 through until June 2015.

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What an excellent place. So much stuff on display it was difficult to take it all in. The only drawback was lack of knowledge by the staff.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nigel K
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an excellent place. So much stuff on display it was difficult to take it all in. The only drawback was lack of knowledge by the staff.

Thank Nigel K
Thatcham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum, linked to the World of Wedgwood campus displays more types and shapes of pottery than you would think possible. But it also tells the story of the Wedgwood family and the company they created. And did you know, for example, that Charles Darwin was related to the Wedgwood family?

Thank GlobetrottingViking
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really well laid out museum dating right back to the beginnings of the pottery up to some great modern pieces and shows how they have developed over a long period. Good things to do for children too.

Thank Alison23lufbra
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love the history of pottery, this is the place to be. There are rows upon rows of clearly labelled exhibits for your perusal. It showcases the products from The 18th to 21st Century.

Thank Toffeee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazed at the number of different styles Wedgwood produce and didn't realise they now incorporate Royal Doulton too. The skill of the workforce, the foresight of Josiah Wedgwood, all goes to show how industrious we were as a nation and how proud. Accessibility for those in wheelchairs or mobility scooters is very good as consideration has been made in all... More 

Thank Carol P
Stoke on Trent
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited the museum as part of whole experience package. factory tour pot throwing etc. The museum is a must visit to learn more about genius of Josiah Wedgwood. well laid out in brand new buildings, the whole site has been turned into a fabulous place to visit and learn.

Thank Bobmayer
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Really enjoyed the afternoon Tea experience. We went to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary. The staff made us very welcome. The food was excellent.

Thank hwood286
Derby, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

We visited with our Jaguar Club. The visit had been booked for some time. The staff were extremely helpful in every aspect of making this a most enjoyable visit for our club. The refurbishment is amazing and the exhibitions are displayed imaginatively and with plenty of information. So much to see. We enjoyed coffee/tea and biscuits on arrival and then... More 

Thank HeyJude46
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Visited just because it would be "an interesting place" but was quite blown away how good it is. It should be of interest to almost everyone especially if you take the factory tour. The guide and the factory employees are so friendly . You can get close to the wonderfully skilled work they do and they are happy yo be... More 

Thank Quentin M
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

If you have an interest in the history of fine pottery this is a must. There is a vast range of Wedgewood dating back its beginning.

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