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National Museum of Australian Pottery

76 Albury St, Holbrook, New South Wales 2644, Australia
+61 2 6036 3464
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Pottery has never been hotter!

What an amazing privately owned museum and collection available for the public to see! Came across... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Sydney, Australia
A really good visit

We spent an enjoyable couple of hour dawdling through the museum. The information given was... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
David P
Wodonga, Australia
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One of Australia’s best kept secrets The National Museum of Australian Pottery in Holbrook, is the only Museum dedicated to 19th and early 20th century Australian pottery.Over 1,500 pieces of domestic pottery are on display from over 120 Australian pottery companies established between European settlement and 1920. The Collection represents in many ways the struggle, courage and determination of many of our early potters who, often under difficult circumstances, produced basic and decorative pottery, frequently with spectacular results.The Museum is open Thursday to Tuesday, 9.30 to 4.30. For groups of 20 to 50 we have a special offer. Homemade Devonshire tea available.
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3 Jul 2017
“Pottery has never been hotter!”
9 May 2017
“A really good visit”
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76 Albury St, Holbrook, New South Wales 2644, Australia
+61 2 6036 3464
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

What an amazing privately owned museum and collection available for the public to see! Came across it while pottering around Holbrook and was blow away by how rich and beautiful Australia's pottery history is.

Thank EMundz
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We spent an enjoyable couple of hour dawdling through the museum. The information given was enlightening.

1  Thank David P
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Well worth the visit and a great collection of plates. One small hitch can not take pictures. Great old building well set out and itemized would go back

1  Thank Greg G
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

The richness of information and the whole interesting collection are definitely fun to pay for a visit :) and if you like ceramics, you may like to talk with the knowledgeable owner as he could surely tell you more inside stories :)

1  Thank Natalie C
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

The man running the place needs to find a new job or go learn some people skills. I have never felt so uncomfortable in a Museum. The items inside are worth a look but when you pay to see things you need to feel welcome.

1  Thank Trish M
Reviewed 12 March 2017

A very interesting collection of Australian pottery from colonial times to the 20th century. The building was an old country department store and of interest in its own right too. We couldn't stay long, but we saw some amazing pieces. Well worth a detour from...More

1  Thank JGS_0456
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Lovely big welcoming building - with a full and extensive history of Pottery Made- and by Whom- which potter/s , in White Settlemrnt history of Australia.

1  Thank mrsworkswonders
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Called in at this one on the spur of the moment, and it was so much bigger and better than expected. Only $5 per adult entry. Large, varied and interesting collection on two floors with many nostalgic pieces and educational too. Lovely old building too....More

1  Thank LynneMel61
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Hard to rate really as you have to like pottery, but if you are interested an amazing window into the history of small pottery factories and businesses around Australia from 1788 till the present. Some really interesting pieces among all the stuff. I'd allow an...More

1  Thank casandlisa
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

The artefacts are as Australian as you can get and are both interesting and of historical significance. What intrigued me most is on the outside of the building there are messages in braille (I'll leave it to you to work out what it says) and...More

Thank sophie r
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