Learning at World of Wedgwood
World of Wedgwood is a perfect learning experience with over 260 years of heritage and craftsmanship to explore. Educational visits feature guided tours of the UNESCO recognised V&A museum collection, award-winning factory tour and creative activity studios.
The Wedgwood education programme has cross-curricular learning, from expressive arts to science and technologies along with social and industrial history, and provides an interactive experience guided by our dedicated educational team.
• Dedicated Education officer to organise and plan your visit before and on the day
• Complimentary pre-arrival visit for two teachers with a provisional booking
• Guided tours of the Wedgwood museum collection and factory
• Tailored content to support curriculum objectives
• Free admission for accompanying adults (ask about pupil ratios)
• Drop-off and pick-up point for coaches with free parking
• Coat and bag storage, break out spaces for packed lunches and area for play (lunch menu available)
• Voucher for free pot throwing session on a return visit for students
PRIMARY SCHOOLS (KS1-2)
Introduction Session (30 minutes)
A presentation giving a general introduction to Wedgwood to set the group up ready for their day of learning. This session can be tailored to your school’s learning programme.
Museum Tour (45 minutes) Focusing on the 18th Century, learning about the importance of Josiah Wedgwood as a significant historical figure in the Potteries.
Factory Tour (45 minutes) Pupils are guided through the factory to see how modern-day Wedgwood is made.
Estimated Time at World of Wedgwood | 3 Hours
£5.00 per pupil | Min 12 | Max 60
SECONDARY SCHOOLS (KS3-4)
Introduction Session (30 minutes) An interactive session about the Potteries, viewing imagery of Wedgwood past and present and outlining the learning goals during the visit to World of Wedgwood. This session can be tailored to your school's learning programme e.g. industrial revolution, local area, canals and transport.
Museum Tour (60 minutes) Pupils are taken through an in-depth tour of the museum, encompassing 260 years of Wedgwood’s history.
Factory Tour (60 minutes) Pupils are guided through the Factory to see how modern-day Wedgwood is made.
Estimated Time at World of Wedgwood | 4 hours
£6.00 per pupil | Min 15 | Max 30
Add a creative experience to your day to give your pupils a lasting reminder of their visit to World of Wedgwood.
• Master Craft Studio Pot Throwing
• Ceramic Design
• Pottery Painting
Organisations and Youth Groups We welcome all groups to World of Wedgwood, from Brownies to Scouts, Youth to respite groups. Come and relax with us, get creative and learn something new. Ask us about our programme which combines craft and learning.
Higher Education We welcome higher education groups from sixth form onwards. Visits are tailored to your subject’s needs. Contact us for more information.
Tailor your visit Contact us to discuss your requirements, how we can support your education objectives and to check availability.
Minimum numbers can be waivered for SEN students and home educator groups.
Outreach Visits We can also bring Wedgwood to the classroom, from handling sessions, lectures or potter’s wheel creative sessions, please enquire for more details.
Souvenir Shopping Souvenirs are available to purchase from the Wedgwood Gift Shop during your visit.