View in Dovedale Derbyshire. Engraved by William Woolnoth from a drawing by William Delanotte for ', © Wedgwood Museum

View in Dovedale Derbyshire. Engraved by William Woolnoth from a drawing by William Delanotte for '
© Wedgwood Museum

Coming to the area

Whether you are coming to the Wedgwood Museum for the day or as part of a longer holiday in the Midlands, Staffordshire and the surrounding region has plenty to offer whatever your interests. Why not combine your visit to the Wedgwood Museum with some of the other fine museums, galleries or historic houses and gardens in the region.

You could spend an afternoon at the working estate of Shugborough Hall, close to Stafford. Alternatively the fine Italianate gardens and other attractions at Trentham Gardens are a mere 10 minutes drive from Wedgwood. If you are passionate about ceramics then a visit to The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent is a must!

If you are exploring Staffordshire then why not visit Lichfield, home of Josiah Wedgwood's great friend, Erasmus Darwin. Newcastle-under-Lyme's Borough Museum and Art Gallery offers a charming insight into the town that nestles next to Stoke-on-Trent. A trip to Stafford would not be complete without a visit to the Ancient High House or Stafford Castle. Of course there are also opportunities throughout Stoke-on-Trent to visit factory shops where you can buy ceramics at reduced prices.

If you want to travel a little further Wedgwood is within reach of the stunning scenery of the Peak District or the fascinating museums and World Heritage site at Ironbridge.

Although we cannot recommend places to stay, the comprehensive listings at Stoke-on-Trent's official tourism website - www.visitstoke.co.uk - can help you plan your visit.

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