The Spode Museum Trust Heritage Centre tells the stories of the Spode factory, the works, the everyday and amazing things they made and displays highlights from the collection and archive of the Spode Museum Trust. There are films, images, interactive displays, objects from the collections and regular events and activities. Find out more about the experiences of former workers at Spode and collect their reminiscences and photographs to add to the permanent archive. The ceramics collection is the largest and finest collection of Spode in the world, and one of the most important ceramics collections in Britain.
With some 40,000 objects spanning over two centuries of manufacture from the early 1780s to 2008, its highlights include some of Spode’s earliest experimental works with bone china and transfer printed wares; a major collection of superb bone china items made for Royalty and the very wealthy during the Regency period; a definitive collection of early blue and white transfer printed pieces, along with the Chinese pieces from which many of their designs were inspired; a major collection of the finest Victorian pieces made for the International Exhibitions of the nineteenth century and twentieth century pieces displaying the evolution of style through Art Deco and Post War Modernism.