The Dudson Museum

Visit our Bottle Oven

Discover over 200 years of pottery produced in Stoke-on-Trent by the oldest surviving family business in the ceramic tableware industry.

Explore the original Dudson factory courtyard and enjoy the unique experience of stepping inside the Grade II listed Bottle Oven to view the museum collection and to trace the fascinating history of the Dudson company’s production from 1800 to the present day.

You may choose to visit us on your own, or with family or a group. However you visit, you will be assured of a rewarding experience and a warm welcome by our friendly staff. A typical visit takes just under an hour but the pottery enthusiast will want to linger longer to soak up all that the stunning collection has to offer!

We are always pleased to welcome school parties.

There is a gift shop selling books and souvenirs, and a café on site selling delicious home-made food. The rest of the historic site has also been preserved and is now a centre for voluntary organisations with meeting rooms available for hire.


Drop in today…

The Dudson Centre, Hope Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 5DD England

Tel: 01782 285286


Opening Times:

Monday – Friday 10.00am – 3.00pm. Other hours by arrangement. Closed some company and Bank Holidays – please telephone for details.

Admission is free, except due to the size of the Museum, larger groups, coach parties and schools must be by arrangement with a small charge. Souvenirs available.