The Ceramics Trail Experience


DiscoverDiscover the full story of The Potteries at Stoke-on-Trent's award winning ceramic museums and visitor centres. 


The Wedgwood Museum located at the World of Wedgwood uses its internationally renowned collection to take visitors on a 250 year interactive tour of British social, design and industrial history. More than 6,000 artefacts are interactively displayed in the Museum that shaped Wedgwood and the ceramic industry in Stoke-on-Trent.


The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery houses the world's greatest collection of Staffordshire ceramics including items from the Minton Museum sale. Over 5,000 pieces are on display in the galleries. These explain the history of manufacture and design in the pottery industry.


Gladstone Pottery Museum presents the story of The Potteries, all wrapped up in one unique museum. Discover how bone china tableware was made in the original workshops and giant bottle kilns of the former Gladstone China Works, now preserved as the last complete Victorian pottery factory in the country. 


Described as the world's best kept secret, a visit to Moorcroft Heritage Visitor Centre will reveal Moorcroft's unique handcrafted, quality, collectable art pottery. A museum, factory tours, shopping, and bottle oven come together creating an unforgettable experience.


Learn about the 212 year history of the oldest surviving family business in the ceramic tableware industry at the Dudson Museum.


New for 2013 is the Spode Works Visitor Centre. Celebrate the heritage of one of the most famous factories of the Industrial Revolution: the birthplace of bone china.

The Ceramics Trail