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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 16 March 2015

At $5 each it was a bargain. Found the pottery items and the history so interesting well worth going

Thank Lorraine J
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Reviewed 25 January 2015

The collection of early Australian pottery is definitely the best in Australia and so well curated by Geoff and Kerrie Ford. The outstanding feature of the museum is the detailed descriptions of the lives of the potters, many of them convicts, who because of their expertise as potters became free men. The range of pieces and the number of potteries represented is extensive and they give a wonderful insight into our early history. Well worth a diversion off the Hume highway but really a must-see for anyone with an interest in Australian history.

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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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