World of Wedgwood, Staffordshire

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Homepage, Staffordshire | 0 comments

World of Wedgwood is a unique visitor attraction celebrating the very best of British industrial and design heritage, in the heart of the Staffordshire countryside.  As well as Factory and Museum tours, visitors can try their hand at the potter’s wheel, design their own pattern, or simply browse and buy from the widest selection of Wedgwood products in the world.  Relax with the ultimate Afternoon Tea or enjoy delicious local produce in the contemporary restaurant.
Helpful facts:
  • Wedgwood is one of the most renowned English brands, with globally-recognised designs spanning 250 years.
  • The award winning Wedgwood Museum is home to the Wedgwood Collection, one of the most important industrial and ceramics archives in the world, consisting of over 80,000 artefacts and records of over 250 years of British art and history.
  • Over half of Wedgwood’s global ceramic production takes place at the Wedgwood Factory at the heart of World of Wedgwood and visitors can explore the factory 7 days a week.
  • At World of Wedgwood the Flagship Store offers the largest Wedgwood retail space in the world. In addition the Factory Outlet offers a wide range of end-of-line and exclusive pieces from all of the brands and the Wedgwood Museum Shop is your opportunity to purchase a bespoke range of products inspired by some of the great Wedgwood patterns on display in the Museum.
  • Visitors to the World of Wedgwood will be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining with an array of facilities to suit all appetites.  Be one of the first to experience the UK’s first Wedgwood Tea Room – a premium and quintessentially English all-day dining experience – and choose from over 50 blends of the finest Wedgwood tea. The Wedgwood Tea Emporium is the perfect location for a relaxed and informal refreshment and light bite, with free tea tasting on offer, while everyone will enjoy the social and engaging atmosphere of The Dining Hall, a modern and contemporary take on the original Barlaston workers’ canteen.
  • Visitors looking to make their own work of art are invited to do so in the World of Wedgwood Decorating Studio. A fun and hands-on experience designed to appeal to all ages, simply choose a teapot, mug, plate or picture frame and decorate using paint, digital printing and illustration techniques to create a treasured keepsake of your visit or unique gift for friends and family.
  • To try your hand at throwing a pot, visit the Master Craft Studio, where Wedgwood’s experts will show guests how to create beautifully-crafted pieces using traditional methods including ‘throwing’ clay on the pottery wheel and decorative ornamenting.
  • Our stunning outdoor children’s play area features giant pottery-themed willow-work installations designed by celebrated artists Tom Hare.
Ideal for:

 Individuals, groups

Did you know?

The company’s founder Josiah Wedgwood was the grandfather of naturalist and geologist Charles Darwin?

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London are guardians of the Museum Collection?

Welcoming visitors to World of Wedgwood is an impressive 9 metre high pixelated image of Josiah Wedgwood, created using over 1,100 Wedgwood plates?

The Wedgwood Estate consists of 240 acres of stunning countryside with green fields, tree-lined avenues, peaceful lakes and winding waterways.

Top Tip

World of Wedgwood is located in the west of England, close to Stoke on Trent and less than 10 minutes from the M6 motorway and is only 1 ½ hours by train from London Euston station.  From the north of Stoke on Trent, it is just over 1 hour from Manchester Airport by rail or road and slightly over 1 hour from Birmingham Airport, in the south by rail or road.