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TEMPORARY CHANGE OF HOURS

The museum will only be open from 2.00pm until 4.30pm from Thursday 13th May, until Thursday 20th May

 

If you’re travelling some distance to visit the museum please contact us on (02) 6036 3464 or info@australianpottery.net.au to ensure we are open. 

Admission Prices

Adults $5 per head, Children under 16 years of age $4 per head.
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) $15.

We can cater for large and small groups who book ahead, with homemade morning tea, afternoon tea or supper, along with an introduction talk and a guided tour for $12 per head.

(We are closed on Wednesday, but will open for groups, by prior arrangement)

We also have a small number of selected Australian pottery pieces for sale.

Public toilets on site.

The Directors, Geoff and Kerrie Ford welcome visitors, groups and coaches to the museum and can be contacted by Ph (02) 6036 3464 internet info@australianpottery.net.au or click on                                                                            ttp://www.australianpottery.net.au/index.php?page=contact us


We look forward to seeing you soon at the Museum.

BOOKS ON AUSTRALIAN POTTERY

We have a number of authoritative reference books on Australian pottery, a must for historians and collectors. To obtain your copy direct from the author Geoff Ford, click on                                                                                       http://www.australianpottery.net.au/index.php?page=books

IDENTIFYING AUSTRALIAN POTTERY

If you would like to know who made that piece of pottery you have, click on                                                                                        http://www.australianpottery.net.au/index.php?page=appraisal

Introduction

The National Museum of Australian Pottery is the only Museum dedicated to 19th and early 20th century Australian pottery and is the culmination of many years of collecting and research throughout Australia.

On display are close to 2,000 pieces of domestic pottery from 126 Australian pottery companies established between European settlement and the end of World War I, (1918).

Amongst the extensive range of pottery wares, such as simple preserving jars, jugs, colourful cheese covers, beautiful bread plates and elegantly decorated water filters are a few rare examples of pottery made by the convict potter Jonathan Leak, who’s few surviving pieces are the earliest marked pottery produced in Australia.

Also on display are over 100 original photographs, showing the interior and exterior of many potteries, exhibition displays and portraits of the potters along with catalogues, price lists and numerous old advertisements.

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 domestic pottery, frequently with spectacular results.

Visitors have a unique opportunity to further their knowledge and appreciation of our early Australian pottery heritage.

So come and spend some quality time at Holbrook in the National Museum of Australian Pottery with Geoff and Kerrie Ford.

THE MUSEUM

If you’d like to see more information about the Museum and the Collection, click on                                                                                          http://www.australianpottery.net.au/index.php?page=about

Recently Acquired

This 9.5cm high Bristol glazed lidded jam jar was made at the Bendigo Pottery in 1870 for, and impressed: ‘GEORGE PEACOCK′s CELEBRATED JAMS.’ Shortly after their marriage in 1856, George and Margaret began making jam in a shed in the backyard of their home in Warwick street, Hobart Town. In 1870 George set up a jam manufacturing business in Hunter Street, on the Old Wharf, the buildings of which are still in use today. Their jam is still produced now as IXL.

Friends of NMAP Inc.

The Friends of NMAP Inc. get together at the Museum four times a year.

At the November Friends meeting, the first in 9 months, these 2 delightful 33.5cm diameter plates were on display. They were made and decorated by John Garrett in the mid 1970s at his pottery studio in Granville, and are both inscribed: 'Hand made Garrett Australia.'

If you would like to become a member of NMAP Friends, click on                                                                                         http://www.australianpottery.net.au/index.php?page=friends

                                    

 

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