V&A Wedgwood Collection

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V&A Entrance Wedgwood Collection

Welcome to V&A Wedgwood Collection, the museum of Wedgwood’s design history and creative future located at the heart of the Potteries. From the extraordinary collection and UNESCO-recognised archives to fun family activities, there is something for everyone.

Opening times

Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm

Admission is free

Find out more

To find out more visit https://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/wedgwood or follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter. You can explore the V&A Wedgwood Collection online here and the archives here.

Enquiries

Have a question about something in the collection or archive? Email us at [email protected].

What's on at the V&A Wedgwood Collection

Guided Tours

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Journey through the galleries that comprise over 165,000 works of art, ceramics, manuscripts and photographs charting the Wedgwood factory’s history, designs and ceramic production.

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Museum tour with guests in the galleries
Wedgwood 'Campanula' Tea & Coffee Set

Find it in the gallery now

An exciting new acquisition, the 'Campanula' tea and coffee set designed by Paul Follot for Wedgwood, accompanied by the design drawings. The set was owned by fashion designer and Creative Director of Chanel, Karl Largerfeld, and was acquired from his estate. It is a rare and unusual example of Follot's designs for Wedgwood, and a wonderful example of the Wedgwood company's tradition of working with innovative artists.

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Wedgwood Campanula Tea & Coffe Set
The Wedgwood Anti-Slavery Medallion

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Discover the story of the iconic Wedgwood anti-slavery medallion. Co-curated with a community panel of young people and activists, this display explores the story of Wedgwood's protest medallion and its continuing importance today. Created in collaboration with Grace Barrett of I Am Ally, and students from City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College.

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I am a man and a brother V&A wedgwood collection museum
Family Trail

Drop in and pick up a sheet to get started

Ever wondered what it was like to work in the Wedgwood factory? Our brand new, free family trail will help you and your family explore the V&A Wedgwood Collection. Encounter real Wedgwood workers drawn straight from the archives, from George Eaton the oven man to Millie Taplin the head paintress, and collect stamps along the way. You can then transform your booklet into colourful bunting to keep as a memento of your day with us!

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v&a wedgwood collection family trail museum
Earth and Ware: Wedgwood and Nature

Until Friday 22nd January

Explore galleries bursting with flowers created by the public and follow our trail to discover wonderful objects inspired by nature and wildlife. A complementary programme of events for all ages digs deeper into questions of climate change and sustainability in the ceramics industry today.  Don’t miss out on this season of activity, follow @vawedgwood and join the discussion.

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Earth and Ware
Unpacking the V&A Wedgwood Collection

Coming soon

Throughout 2023, discover the secrets of the collection through an evolving programme, Unpacking the V&A Wedgwood Collection. As we launch into a major cataloguing and digitisation project, explore Wedgwood history with us through regularly changing themed displays. 

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Archives of the V&A Wedgwood Collection

 

 

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V&A Entrance Wedgwood Collection
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Father and child in the museum V&A Wedgwood Collection
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Portland Vase V&A Wedgwood Collection
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