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The Museum of Ceramics

400 E 5th St, East Liverpool, OH 43920-3134
+1 800-600-7180
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What a great museum! It is in a beautiful old building, and you will leave knowing a great deal... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
Sheryl B
Bethesda, Maryland
via mobile
Can’t miss it

What an amazing two hours of exploring the history of crockery in East Liverpool Ohio. It’s hard to... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
Richard D
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The Museum of Ceramics, which is operated by the Museum of Ceramics Foundation and the Ohio History Connection, houses an extensive collection of the wares produced in the city long known as "America's Crockery City" and "The Pottery Capital of the Nation." Enjoy a 12-minute movie about the Ohio valley pottery industry, then explore 2 floors of exhibits, including life-size dioramas of people working in the potteries. The museum houses the largest public collection of Lotus Ware porcelain. The museum building, formerly a post office, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum is closed during January, February, and most of March except for previously arranged tours.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
400 E 5th St, East Liverpool, OH 43920-3134
+1 800-600-7180
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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

What a great museum! It is in a beautiful old building, and you will leave knowing a great deal about the pottery industry and East Liverpool. The Lotus Ware is just stunning. This is great even if you are not a collector, but interested in...More

Thank Sheryl B
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

What an amazing two hours of exploring the history of crockery in East Liverpool Ohio. It’s hard to believe during its hey day Liverpool produced 50% of all of the crockery or pottery in the world. Over 40 companies produce pottery during that time. Because...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Local ceramic history in a great museum downtown. There are many examples of local pottery and the history of the industry in the area is very well detailed.

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We had not been to the Museum for several years and thoroughly enjoyed our visit today. This collection of 19th and 20th century work from what was arguably the most important center for ceramics in the US is fantastic. What truly made this a five-star...More

Thank StigJim
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This museum has a nice collection of pottery pieces that were made in the area back to the 1800's. There is also a history of the town of East Liverpool that documents it's growth due to the pottery industry.

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 6 April 2017

There may not be much to warrant a trip to East Liverpool's depressing downtown. This museum is an absolute exception. Set in an architecturally stunning former post office, the museum offers a wonderful look at the region's heyday of pottery manufacturing. And the staff couldn't...More

Thank NMDave
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The museum is a wonderful place to visit. Its full of histiry about the pottery industry of East Liverpool, Ohio. The personnel that works are friendly and very helpful. Come and see for yourself-an excellence place to explore and some one of us will remember...More

Thank Tammy M
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is very informative about the local pottery industry and culture in the East Liverpool area. It can be toured at your leisure or with a guide. It is now handicapped accessible with an elevator.

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This museum is a gem tucked away in historic East Liverpool, once the pottery capital. Beautiful displays show the significance of local and national importance.

Thank Marina P
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Excellent local history museum, complete with fantastic pottery collections and life size diorama of a pottery scene, as well as informative video of ceramics history in East Liverpool. Permanent and changing displays make return trips worth at least 2 hours to take it all in....More

Thank Karen R
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