Museum Exhibition | Celebrities, Villains and Saints

Museum Exhibition | Celebrities, Villains and Saints

26 November 2018 – 30 April 2019 | 10am – 5pm | Free

This special exhibition showcases The National Trust's Balston Collection of Staffordshire Portrait Figures.


Staffordshire Figures - a type of earthenware figure, were very popular between c. 1840 and 1900. They were mass produced using traditional techniques to make them quickly and easily, keeping them affordable for the working and middle-class market.  The figures reflected historic events, as well as changes in taste and give an insight into Victorian life.


Thomas Balston was a 20th century collector of Staffordshire figures which he donated to the National Trust. They are on loan to the Wedgwood Museum and we are proud to display them until the end of April. Come along and find out more about the Celebrities, Villains, and Saints of the time and have a go at decorating our mantelpiece with Staffordshire Figures.


The Wedgwood Museum is free entry for everyone, every day; collect your ticket and children’s trail from reception on arrival.