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Address: 400 E 5th St, East Liverpool, OH 43920-3134
Phone Number:
+1 800-600-7180
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Tue - Sat 09:30 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Museum of Ceramics, which is operated by the Museum of Ceramics...

The Museum of Ceramics, which is operated by the Museum of Ceramics Foundation and the Ohio History Connection, houses an extensive collection of the wares produced in the city long known as "America's Crockery City" and "The Pottery Capital of the Nation." Enjoy a 12-minute movie about the Ohio valley pottery industry, then explore 2 floors of exhibits, including life-size dioramas of people working in the potteries. The museum houses the largest public collection of Lotus Ware porcelain. The museum building, formerly a post office, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum is closed during January, February, and most of March except for previously arranged tours.

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Hometown history.

Local ceramic history in a great museum downtown. There are many examples of local pottery and the history of the industry in the area is very well detailed.

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tom L
East Liverpool, Ohio
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East Liverpool, Ohio
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Local ceramic history in a great museum downtown. There are many examples of local pottery and the history of the industry in the area is very well detailed.

Thank Tom L
Alliance, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had not been to the Museum for several years and thoroughly enjoyed our visit today. This collection of 19th and 20th century work from what was arguably the most important center for ceramics in the US is fantastic. What truly made this a five-star visit today was talking with some of the volunteers who are experts on the history... More 

Thank StigJim
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This museum has a nice collection of pottery pieces that were made in the area back to the 1800's. There is also a history of the town of East Liverpool that documents it's growth due to the pottery industry.

Thank Ann H
Lancaster, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

There may not be much to warrant a trip to East Liverpool's depressing downtown. This museum is an absolute exception. Set in an architecturally stunning former post office, the museum offers a wonderful look at the region's heyday of pottery manufacturing. And the staff couldn't be more helpful. We arrived late but they even stayed open a few extra minutes... More 

Thank NMDave
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

The museum is a wonderful place to visit. Its full of histiry about the pottery industry of East Liverpool, Ohio. The personnel that works are friendly and very helpful. Come and see for yourself-an excellence place to explore and some one of us will remember member of our family who had what piece and who has its now.

Thank Tammy M
East Liverpool, Ohio
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is very informative about the local pottery industry and culture in the East Liverpool area. It can be toured at your leisure or with a guide. It is now handicapped accessible with an elevator.

Thank Karen R
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This museum is a gem tucked away in historic East Liverpool, once the pottery capital. Beautiful displays show the significance of local and national importance.

Thank Marina P
East Liverpool, Ohio
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Excellent local history museum, complete with fantastic pottery collections and life size diorama of a pottery scene, as well as informative video of ceramics history in East Liverpool. Permanent and changing displays make return trips worth at least 2 hours to take it all in. Facebook page and website are updated to announce special events, interactive family activities and new... More 

Thank Karen R
galveston, Tx
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Never made it in, they kinda have weird hours and every time we had extra time they were closed, huge bummer as my wife's family is all from east Liverpool and worked in the potteries.

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Susan W, Manager at The Museum of Ceramics, responded to this review

If this was posted on the day of the visit, it is true the Museum was closed because it was Sunday. Like many museums, the Museum of Ceramics is not open on Sundays or Mondays. However, we make special arrangements for out of town visitors who can only visit on one of those days. An advance call to 330-386-6001 will... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This museum is full of rare pieces of china from England and the United States. There is an informative video presentation before you begin to explore. There is a recreation of what a turn of the century pottery looked like, and they don't shy away from admitting that children were a part of the early labor force. Though most children... More 

Thank annalowther

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