Wedgwood lorry, © Wedgwood Museum

Wedgwood lorry
© Wedgwood Museum

Specialist Visits

Specialist Visits

Researching about ceramics? Or even looking at local or family history or industrial heritage? The Wedgwood Museum's manuscript collection offers resources on a wide range of topics that can offer something for everyone from students and academics to family and local historians.

Over 80,000 manuscripts have been fully catalogued and are accessible to users.

If you are group with a keen interest in ceramics, Wedgwood, or decorative and fine arts, you may be interested in a Discovery Day. 


Reading Room Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday

10.30am to 12.30pm

1.30pm to 4.30pm 


Reader’s Tickets

Applications and renewals are subject to a £25 administration fee.

These permit access to the reading room at a cost of £6 per day - valid for 12 months.

To apply for a reader's ticket download the form on the right hand side, complete and send it back to the address below. The application process takes around six weeks - so apply well in advance if you are on a deadline.


Can’t get to Barlaston?

We offer a search service where we’ll search the archives for you - and produce a full report including reproductions of documents if possible and even suggestions for

further research. This service is charged at £20.00 per half-hour. For more information on the archive please follow the link or contact us:

Tel: +44 (0)1782 371903


or write to us at:


The Wedgwood Museum

Wedgwood Drive,




ST12 9ER.