National Museum of Australian Pottery

The National Museum of Australian Pottery is the only museum dedicated to the 19th and early 20th century Australian Pottery and is the culmination of many years of collecting and research throughout Australia.

On display are close to 1500 pieces of domestic pottery from over 120 Australian pottery companies established between European settlement and the end of World War 1 (1918).

Amongst the extensive range of pottery wares, such as simple preserving jars, jugs, colourful cheese covers, beautiful bread plates and elegantly decorated water filters are a few rare examples of pottery made by the convict potter Jonathan Leak, whose few surviving pieces are the earliest marked pottery produced in Australia.

Also on display are over 100 original photographs, showing the interior and exterior of many potteries, exhibition displays and portraits of the potters along with catalogues, price lists and numerous old advertisements.

Nearby events

  1. Markets By The Sub

    Saturday 18 May 2019 to Saturday 25 January 2020 , Holbrook

    Held monthly on the fourth Saturday of the month, the Holbrook Markets by the Sub gives local vendors and farmers a place to come together and showcase their goods. A family friendly market set in the parklands near the B11 Submarine…

    18 May - 25 Jan
  2. Holbrook Sheep and Wool Fair

    Wednesday 12 June 2019 to Friday 14 June 2019 , Holbrook

    Each year Holbrook Sheep and Wool Fair attracts stud sheep breeders and more than 150 secondary school students from throughout the Riverina, southern NSW and Victoria. The first day of the fair is Schools' Day and is dedicated to…

    12 Jun - 14 Jun
  3. Holbrook Rotary Art Show

    Friday 11 October 2019 to Friday 18 October 2019 , Holbrook

    Holbrook Rotary Art Show, will run from Friday October 12 to Saturday October 18. Dine amongst the art, and with guests and the artists from around the region at the Opening Night on Friday October 12, 6.30pm, at the Holbrook Hall.…

    11 Oct - 18 Oct