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“Beautiful pottery”

National Museum of Australian Pottery
Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Holbrook
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 22 September 2014

As collectors of Australian pottery my husband and I have always wanted to visit here and did so with our daughter who now lives in Wodonga and it was amazing.

Thank Belinda S
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

On a recent trip to Sydney we stayed in Albury, on the NSW / Victorian border. The next morning, on the recommendation of a friend, we decided to call into Holbrook to visit the National Museum of Australian Pottery, and were very glade we did. What a fantastic and huge collection of early Australian Pottery starting with the convicts and continuing to the conclusion of all the potteries that began prior to 1920. Even if you’re not interested in Australian pottery, the Museum is a wealth of historical information and photographs. A truly amazing display and collection gathered together by just one couple, don’t go past Holbrook without calling in.

1  Thank Tom T
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

If you in any way value our Australian heritage call in next time you go through Holbrook. Geoff's and Kerrie's magnificent collection gives great insight into the early colonial life, including its artifacts and everyday items.
In addition there is a great number of beautifully coloured outstanding pieces of so called art pottery, made usually at brickworks and pipe and tile factories. People are starting to realise our arts and crafts heritage rather belatedly and the museum is fostering these understandings.
I guarantee you will enjoy the visit and benefit from the friendly owners' expertise.

Thank Edward L
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Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

Take the exit off the Hume Highway to visit Holbrook and especially this fantastic museum. If you're interested in Australian pottery it's a must! Covers the history of pottery from settlement and state by state up to 1920 (and beyond if the established pottery continued past that date)
A brilliant collection.

Thank madvan20
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

An absolutely wonderful collection by one man over many years. Curator and owner is the leading pottery authority in Australia and fascinating to talk to. Do not miss if in or near Holbrook.
Allow plenty of time - up to 2 hours.

Thank Simon F
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