New Dudson Museum Events

We are excited to bring you some amazing events from September to December. Some of these events require booking in advance, others are available for you to just turn up and enjoy including our popular half-term activities in October. You can view all our bookable events here or scroll down to find out what we’ve got coming up.


September 2021


Cream Tea and Dudson History

Date: Wednesday 22nd September 2021
Time: 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Cost:£7.95 per person

Enjoy a delicious cream tea overlooking the picturesque courtyard of the historic Dudson Centre and hear the fascinating history of The Dudson Collection, with a chance to look around the Museum.

Pre-booking is required for this event. Book your place here


Craft afternoon including cream tea

Date: Thursday 30th September 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Cost: £7.95 per person

Visit the Dudson Museum to enjoy a delicious cream tea and take part in pottery-related craft activities while socializing in the idyllic surrounding of the historic Dudson Centre.

Pre-booking is required for this event. Book your place here


October 2021


Valuation Day

Date: Saturday 9th October 2021
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Free Entry. No booking required

On behalf of the Dudson Museum, Louis Taylor and Potteries auctions are conducting a valuation day.

On hand all day will be Louis Taylor’s senior valuer, assessing jewellery, watches, coins, medals, ceramics, silver, scientific instruments, postcard albums, and many other items.

Also, we are fortunate to have one of the country’s leading experts in modern British ceramics—William Buckley—present on the day between 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm to look at your rare and unusual pieces of Doulton, Moorcroft, Minton, and Wedgwood. The market for the more unusual pieces from these, and various other factories have never been better, and many exceedingly rare and valuable pieces are still to be discovered in the local area.

Please remember that if for any reason you cannot bring in certain items, our valuers can work with decent photographs on your phone, tablet, or laptop.

Free advice is given regarding the sale at auction of a wide variety of items, and arrangements can be made for home visits in certain circumstances.  A discount on our normal commission rates will be offered to visitors attending the Dudson Museum valuation day.


Guided tour of the Museum with afternoon tea

Date: Thursday 21st October 2021
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Cost: £15.95 per person

Visit the only museum housed in a bottle kiln for a guided tour and talk on the history of Dudson Ceramics. Then you can relax and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea overlooking the picturesque courtyard of the historic Dudson Centre.

Pre-booking is required for this event. Book your place here


Half-term activities for children

Dates: Monday 25th October – Friday 29th October 2021
Times: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Cost: Some activities are free, others start at £1.50 per child

Our hugely popular school holiday activities are back for the October half-term with pottery, painting, arts and crafts, quizzes, and more.


November 2021


World Vegan Day

Date: Monday 1st November 2021

Celebrate world vegan day with a visit to The Dudson Café for a selection of tasty vegan breakfasts, lunches and treats.  Open 10:00am to 3:00pm. No booking is required but please feel free to get in touch to reserve a table.


How travel and tourism shaped Dudson pottery – National Sandwich Day

Date: Wednesday 3rd November 2021
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Cost: £15.95 per person

Visit the Dudson Museum on National Sandwich Day to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea and hear how the travel and tourism industry shaped Dudson Pottery.

Pre-booking is required for this event. Book your place here


Christmas Craft Afternoon including coffee and mince pies

Date: Thursday 25th November 2021
Time: 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Cost: £6.95 per person

Visit the Dudson Museum to enjoy coffee and mince pies while taking part in Christmas craft activities and socializing in the idyllic surrounding of the historic Dudson Centre.

Pre-booking is required for this event. Book your place here


December 2021


Christmas in the courtyard with Festive Afternoon Tea

Date: Wednesday 8th December 2021
Time: 12:00pm  – 3:00pm
Cost: £15.95 per person

Visit the only museum housed in a bottle kiln and soak up the atmosphere of a Victorian Christmas while enjoying a deliciously festive afternoon tea.

Pre-booking is required for this event. Book your place here

 

For more information on these events, or to arrange a visit to the Dudson Museum, please get in touch.

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