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The Wedgwood Museum − What's On

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Calendar

  • Discover Wedgwood Silver: Wedgwood's impact on Stoke-on-Trent
    • 12 Jan 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 11 am to 3 pm
    • £55

    Learn about Wedgwood’s factory Etruria – a milestone of the Industrial Revolution and a role model for many factories in all branches of manufacturing – how it shaped the whole area of Stoke-on-Trent and how history repeats itself with the…

  • Discover Wedgwood Gold: The Genius of Wedgwood
    • 19 Jan 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
    • £95

    Josiah Wedgwood was born into an exciting era of English history, a period of change and development dominated by the industrial revolution. This day will explore the influenced of fashion, taste, commerce and culture on Wedgwood ceramics of the 18thcentury…

  • Discover Wedgwood Bronze: The Wedgwood Family – An exploration of family members over 250 years
    • 7 Feb 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 1:30 pm to 4 pm
    • £35

    250 years of one extraordinary family. Get to know the people behind the names, discover curious characters, geniuses, and relations you would not expect. From Josiah Wedgwood and his legacy of a master potter, to the modern day – An…

  • Discover Wedgwood Silver: The Wedgwood Museum opens its jewellery box
    • 15 Feb 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 11 am to 3 pm
    • £55

    “Fashion is infinitely superior to merit in many respects”, said Josiah as early as 1779. We will discover three centuries of Wedgwood jewellery design with examples from the Museum galleries and the archives and explore how these pieces reflected the…

  • Discover Wedgwood Gold: Wedgwood - Chinoiserie and the Orient
    • 23 Feb 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
    • £95

    Chinoiserie is an all embracing term for the fashionable oriental themes in the decorative arts of Europe. From the 17th century with the discovery of the sea route to China and the increased growth of wares exported from the orient meant…

  • Discover Wedgwood Bronze: Wedgwood remembers...
    • 7 Mar 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 1:30 pm to 4 pm
    • £35

    Throughout the history Wedgwood has made wares in celebration of popular heroes and historical events. Discover objects from the black basalt First Day Vases, to the jasper plates commemorating the moon landings. Learn about their fascinating stories and explore the…

  • Discover Wedgwood Silver: Wedgwood & Science -
    • 15 Mar 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 11 am to 3 pm
    • £55

    Discover how Josiah Wedgwood established for himself an international reputation amongst men of science in the 18th century. This talk will focus on the impact an innovative group of West Midlands men – the Lunar Society – have had on the…

  • Discover Wedgwood Gold: Wedgwood and the Enlightenment
    • 23 Mar 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
    • £95

    One of the most striking aspects of the Wedgwood Museum is the diversity of the exhibits, reflecting the atmosphere of the time. There was no intellectual restraint so such freedom of thought enabled men like Wedgwood and his associates to…

  • Discover Wedgwood Bronze: Make yourself at home - Wedgwood and Interior Decoration
    • 4 Apr 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 1:30 pm to 4 pm
    • £35

    Learn how Wedgwood’s ‘Ornamental ware’ and also his ‘Useful ware’ not only made a house into a home, but also enabled customers to keep up with the latest trends in interior decoration and to display their sophistication. Explore how changing…

  • Discover Wedgwood Silver: Wedgwood and 20th Century Designers
    • 12 Apr 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 11 am to 3 pm
    • £55

    Be it Daisy Makeig-Jones, Eric Ravillious, Eduardo Paolozzi or Norman Wilson – with their fingers on the pulse of time Wedgwood’s artists created iconic pieces of 20thcentury design. Learn more about the individual designers and their creations for Wedgwood culminating…

  • Discover Wedgwood Gold: Wedgwood and Artists
    • 20 Apr 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
    • £95

    Throughout the centuries the Wedgwood firm has employed some of the most celebrated artists to provide designs and inspiration for their products. We will look at some of the most influential of these artists whose work is renowned in other…

  • Discover Wedgwood Bronze: Wedgwood's Impact on Stoke-on-Trent
    • 2 May 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 1:30 pm to 4 pm
    • £35

    Discover how the vision of one man shaped the whole area and the lives of many. Although very little remains now of the factory that Wedgwood built at Etruria, the impact his company and family have had across the city…

  • Discover Wedgwood Silver: 'Wedg-what??' Wedgwood oddities in the collection
    • 11 May 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 11 am to 3 pm
    • £55

    Have you ever seen a Wedgwood hedgehog? Have you ever wondered what a Pyrophorus Vase was? And what was a Canopic Vase used for? Join us for a trip through the weird and wonderful parts of Wedgwood history. With exclusive…

  • Discover Wedgwood Gold: The Genius of Wedgwood
    • 19 May 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
    • £95

    Josiah Wedgwood was born into an exciting era of English history, a period of change and development dominated by the industrial revolution. This day will explore the influenced of fashion, taste, commerce and culture on Wedgwood ceramics of the 18thcentury…

  • Discover Wedgwood Bronze: Wedgwood and Royalty
    • 6 Jun 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 1:30 pm to 4 pm
    • £35

    Learn about the fantastic creations that adorned the households of the high society – From the first tea set sent to Queen Charlotte, to the Appledore pattern which Queen Elizabeth II picked out on her visit to the Barlaston factory…

  • Discover Wedgwood Silver: Wedgwood & The Lunar Society
    • 15 Jun 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 11 am to 3 pm
    • £55

    An exploration of the key figures of the Lunar Society, including Josiah Wedgwood, his doctor Erasmus Darwin, his business associates Matthew Boulton and James Watt among others. Discover the stories and the…

  • Discover Wedgwood Bronze: The Wedgwood Museum opens its jewellery box
    • 4 Jul 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 1:30 pm to 4 pm
    • £35

    Fashion is infinitely superior to merit in many respects”, said Josiah as early as 1779. We will discover three centuries of Wedgwood jewellery design with examples from the Museum galleries and explore…

  • Discover Wedgwood Silver: Wedgwood at War - Cecil Wedgwood and the First World War
    • 12 Jul 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 11 am to 3 pm
    • £55

    To commemorate the centenary of the death of Cecil Wedgwood on the Somme on 3rdJuly 1916, we will explore his life and work as well as the impact the First World War had on the Etruria factory – with exclusive…

  • Discover Wedgwood Gold: Josiah Wedgwood Potter, Pioneer and Philanthropist
    • 20 Jul 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
    • £95

    This subject will explore all the facets of Josiah Wedgwood’s life from his humble beginnings as the twelfth and youngest son of a third generation potter to his wares being used in every court in Europe. It will also look…

  • Discover Wedgwood Bronze: Everything yields to experiments - Wedgwood & Science
    • 1 Aug 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 1:30 pm to 4 pm
    • £35

    Discover how Josiah Wedgwood established for himself an international reputation amongst men of science in the 18th century. This talk will focus on the impact an innovative group of West Midlands men…

  • Discover Wedgwood Silver: 'Wedgwood remembers...'
    • 9 Aug 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 11 am to 3 pm
    • £55

    Throughout the history Wedgwood has made wares in celebration of popular heroes and historical events. Discover objects from the black basalt First Day Vases,…

  • Discover Wedgwood Gold: Passion for Flowers
    • 17 Aug 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
    • £95

    On the 7th March 1804 seven men met at James Hatchard’s house, (now the bookshop), in Piccadilly, London to plan the creation of a new society devoted to the improvement of horticulture. John Wedgwood, Josiah’s eldest son, took the chair at…

  • Discover Wedgwood Bronze: ‘Wedg-what??’ Wedgwood oddities in the collection
    • 5 Sep 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 1:30 pm to 4 pm
    • £35

    Have you ever come across a Wedgwood sock dryer? Or a Wedgwood hookah? Join us for a trip through the weird and wonderful parts of Wedgwood’s history. Discover all sorts of quirky things in the Museum collections and how they…

  • Discover Wedgwood Silver: Wedgwood and Literature
    • 14 Sep 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 11 am to 3 pm
    • £55

    Delve even deeper into the history of Wedgwood with our Discover Wedgwood Silver experience. Enjoy the finest Wedgwood tea, ethically sourced coffee and mouth-watering cakes on arrival before an enthralling three-hours with an Assistant Curator, including a themed talk in…

  • Discover Wedgwood Gold: The Genius of Wedgwood
    • 22 Sep 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
    • £95

    Josiah Wedgwood was born into an exciting era of English history, a period of change and development dominated by the industrial revolution. This day will explore the influenced of fashion, taste, commerce and culture on Wedgwood ceramics of the 18thcentury…

  • Discover Wedgwood Bronze: Wedgwood and the Lunar Society
    • 3 Oct 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 1:30 pm to 4 pm
    • £35

    Wedgwood and the Lunar Society will provide an exploration of the key figures of the Lunar Society, including Josiah Wedgwood, his doctor Erasmus Darwin, his business associates Matthew Boulton and James Watt among others. Discover the stories and the science…

  • Discover Wedgwood Silver: Wedgwood & Royalty - “Begin at the Heads first, & then proceed to the inferior members”
    • 11 Oct 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 11 am to 3 pm
    • £55

    Discover the close bonds between Wedgwood and royalty across the world and history. Travel with us all the way from Queen Charlotte’s tea table, across Europe and as far as Catherine the Great’s Russian Empire. Discover invaluable records such as…

  • Discover Wedgwood Gold: Wedgwood and Artists
    • 19 Oct 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
    • £95

    Throughout the centuries the Wedgwood firm has employed some of the most celebrated artists to provide designs and inspiration for their products. We will look at some of the most influential of these artists whose work is renowned in other…

  • Discover Wedgwood Bronze: Wedgwood at War
    • 7 Nov 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 1:30 pm to 4 pm
    • £35

    During this month of national remembrance, join us in the Museum to explore the stories of Wedgwood at War. We will explore objects which relate directly to the impacts of war, and the stories of the men (and women) who…

  • Discover Wedgwood Silver: The Wedgwood Family - An exploration of family members over 250 years
    • 15 Nov 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 11 am to 3 pm
    • £55

    Get to know the Wedgwood family even better! Have a look at private letters and other personal and official documents in the archives. An exploration of the scientists, composers, politicians, academics, and potters who are all descendants of one Burslem…

  • Discover Wedgwood Gold: Josiah Wedgwood Potter, Pioneer and Philanthropist
    • 23 Nov 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
    • £95

    This subject will explore all the facets of Josiah Wedgwood’s life from his humble beginnings as the twelfth and youngest son of a third generation potter to his wares being used in every court in Europe. It will also look…

  • Discover Wedgwood Bronze: Wedgwood Majolica
    • 5 Dec 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 1:30 pm to 4 pm
    • £35

    Brightly coloured and incredibly inventive in shapes and decorations – that’s Majolica! Wedgwood’s creations were an epitome of the Victorian taste and highly sought after. Discover pieces from the Museum collections and dive into a world of colours and textures.

  • Discover Wedgwood Silver: Wedgwood's 18th century marvels
    • 13 Dec 2017
    • Meeting point is in the World of Wedgwood Atrium
    • 11 am to 3 pm
    • £55

    Ever wondered about the story behind the Frog Service? Do you know the significance of the Portland Vase? Why are the First Day Vases so called? Come with us as we explore in detail some of the fascinating Wedgwood objects…