The First Wedgwood Museum

In 1774 Josiah Wedgwood wrote to his friend Thomas Bentley: ‘I have often wish’d I had saved a single specimen of all the new articles I have made, & would now give twenty times the original value for such a collection’.

It would be over a century later when the first Wedgwood Museum opened on 7th May 1906 at the Etruria Works. The museum’s first curator was Isaac Cook who was succeeded in the role by his son, John Cook.

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