Ceramica

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For the moth genus, see Ceramica (moth).
The old town hall, Burslem

Ceramica was a museum in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, which explored the history of the area's pottery industry. It was located in the former Burslem Town Hall.

Exhibits included displays about ceramics manufacturers Wade Ceramics, Royal Doulton, Sadlers, Dudson, Steelite, Royal Stafford, Moorland, Burleigh Pottery, Moorcroft and Cobridge Stoneware.[1] There were interactive displays and video presentations for children on ceramic history and local history.

The museum was set up using National Lottery money from the Millennium Commission. In March 2011 the museum closed after its Stoke-on-Trent City Council funding was withdrawn, due to government funding cuts. Some of the exhibits were transferred to other locations and the future of Burslem town hall is being reviewed.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cobridge Stoneware; the Pottery Studio
  2. ^ "Ceramica shuts as city tourist attraction for final time". The Sentinel. 23 March 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 

Coordinates: 53°02′44″N 2°11′53″W / 53.04556°N 2.19806°W / 53.04556; -2.19806