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Wedgwood Museum

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Address: Wedgwood Drive, Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent ST12 9ER, England
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+44 1782 371900

For a unique experience and a very warm welcome, the stunning Wedgwood...

For a unique experience and a very warm welcome, the stunning Wedgwood Museum is the place to visit - whether you just like looking at beautiful objects or have a specialist interest. We are the home of one of the most interesting ceramic collections in the world. Our galleries tell the story of Josiah Wedgwood, his family, and the company he founded two-and-a-half centuries ago.


New visitor experience for 2015! As a result, we are closing the site to customers from 24th December 2014 through until June 2015.

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Interesting to say the least

Visited as part of a day's visit and found the museum fascinating with everything explained with plenty of descriptions and exhibits which showed the history from the earliest... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited as part of a day's visit and found the museum fascinating with everything explained with plenty of descriptions and exhibits which showed the history from the earliest days in Etruria and the people who played their part in its history. Great range of exhibits and a must for students and schoolchildren who are studying aspects of pottery. Not so... More 

Thank RaymondTatton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the visit didn't realise the full history of the Wedgwood family great experience must do the museum and factory tour

Thank Andy S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I was given a day's visit to Wedgwood as a present. What a magical place! The whole day was wonderful. The staff were magnificent, the museum, factory tour and shopping were fabulous but the best part was throwing a pot! I loved it and will definitely go back.

1 Thank Judith A
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This museums explain part of the history of the family and the company. Josiah Wedgwood was grand father of Charles Darwin and his (Charles Darwin) wife was a Wedgwood, among other curiosities. You can see pieces of work of the founder and how he managed to create this successful business. You can see how and in what Josiah was working... More 

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Ashley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

A party of four of us took a trip round the Wedgwood Museum at Barlaston.It was a very informative day,well presented and enjoyed by all of us. We finished the visit off with a very nice afternoon meal in the resteraunt.The food was excellent the service was very good and the the price was very affordable.It is impossible to take... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Loved visiting this Museum having traced my ancestor back to The Wedgwood's. Great looking at the exhibitions and displays. Well arranged and Staff were very helpful. I will be returning.

Thank Diane S
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

A very modern building, containing thousands of very, very old items from the early days of pottery. Still pristine! Plenty of parking, friendly and helpful staff at reception and in the museum shop. Excellent tea room, with plenty of time to wander, sit, refresh and wander again. Well wort multiple visits, let alone "one day". Didn't even have time for... More 

1 Thank Bob H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Wonderful examples of Wedgwood and its story too. You can wonder at your leisure and take it all in. You do need quite a bit of time to properly see it all, although that of course is personal taste. I found that I was flagging by the end - all 'potteried' out! We spoke with another couple who said they'd... More 

1 Thank choc4basil
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

A well presented site incorporating the terrific Wedgwood Museum, shops, eating areas and lovely outside space. There is so much to see both within the museum and on the factory floor, give yourself plenty of time to explore and take a break in the tea shop or restaurant. At every turn, you will find friendly, helpful staff to answer questions... More 

1 Thank Mary M
Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

If you are in this area this attraction is brilliant.We brought the joint ticket that does the museum and the factory tour,we toured the factory first ,then looked at the fabulous display of original Wedgwood from years passed of which there is lots to see and even the old trial pieces that were used to get everything just perfect.We then... More 

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