Trace over 250 years of ground-breaking design and production and discover Josiah Wedgwood’s lasting influence on industry and society. This award winning museum houses a UNESCO protected collection of huge historic and cultural significance.
The Wedgwood Collection is one of the most important industrial collections in the world and a unique record of over 250 years of British ceramic production. Now owned by the V&A following a successful fundraising campaign, spear-headed by The Art Fund, it is on display at the Wedgwood Museum, Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent, on long term loan from the Museum.
Recognised by UNESCO into their UK Memory of the World Register, the museum’s vast archive reveals insights into industrial and social history, fashion and politics from the mid 18th century onwards.
Bring the curriculum alive with a visit to the Wedgwood Museum.
Nowhere in the world can the cultural heritage of Wedgwood be seen so completely in one place. The Wedgwood Museum is developing closer curriculum access for schools and colleges, as well as extending outreach and lifelong learning to adults, families and special interest groups.
Our Icon Guide illustrates important objects from four centuries of Wedgwood design. These chosen pieces testify to the consummate skills of designers and artisans whose work has kept Wedgwood at the forefront of taste and fashion throughout its history.
An exciting programme of ‘Discovery Days’ will allow visitors closer access to our collections accompanied by members of the museum’s curatorial staff. Regular guided tours, gallery events and other special events will also be available to make your visit more complete.
Along with our permanent display a programme of temporary exhibitions to be held at the Wedgwood Museum will be announced in the coming months. Please refer to our News and Events section.