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Visit the Museum

If you’re travelling some distance to visit the museum please contact us to ensure that we are open, on: (02) 6036 3464 or click contact us to send an email.                                              ttp://www.australianpottery.net.au/index.php?page=contact us


Admission Prices

Adults $7 per head, Children under 16 years of age $5 per head.
Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) $20.

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 $15 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 phone (02) 6036 3464 or click contact us to send an email.                                              ttp://www.australianpottery.net.au/index.php?page=contact us

We look forward to seeing you soon at the Museum.


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


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


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 just over 2,000 pieces of domestic pottery from 130 Australian pottery companies established between European settlement and the end of World War I, (1920).

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.


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

Piece from the Collection

Bakewell’s Pottery, Art Deco tea set and tray. This delightful Rockingham glazed tea set was made at the Bakewell Brothers works in Erskineville, Sydney, c. mid 1930s.

Friends of NMAP

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

Bendigo Pottery cheese cover and plate decorated with a Fuchsia pattern in Majolica glaze. Listed in the 1883 Bendigo Pottery illustrated catalogue, this incredibly rare cheese cover and plate stands 27cm tall was voted the ‘Most significant piece’ on display at the Friends meeting held in November.

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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