We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“If you like ceramics, this place rocks !” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Museum of Ceramics

The Museum of Ceramics
400 East Fifth Street, East Liverpool, OH 43920
Improve this listing
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 Capitol 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. We also have Civil War artifacts, two dozen paintings by New Deal era artist Roland Schweinsburg, scavenger hunts and electronic games for children, pottery classes, a giant 19th century potter's wheel that you can operate, a library of historic documents relating to the American pottery industry, and the largest public collection of Lotus Ware porcelain. The museum is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Cleveland, Ohio
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“If you like ceramics, this place rocks !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

Fun and exciting. Lots of plates and platters to see.

Visited October 2011
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

15 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Tampa, FL
Level Contributor
54 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great Small Town Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2010

Lovely old building and a great museum (by small town standards). The ladies at the desk were so nice! This is a must-see for anyone who has an interest in the pottery industry.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ohio, USA
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Gem of a museum in East Liverpool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2008

The Museum of Ceramics is a fantastic place for pottery lovers and pottery collectors. It has 2 floors of wonderful displays, mostly of ceramic ware produced in and around the East Liverpool, Ohio, area from the 1840s to the 1960s. There are some great lifelike displays in the lower level of scenes from the old pottery days in the 1800s, showing what a grueling life it must have been to work in the pottery industry. There is also a wonderful 35 minute multimedia show that gives you a good understanding of how important the pottery industry was to the Ohio River valley in the 19th century. It only costs $4, or $2 for children, and is well worth the visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Museum of Ceramics also viewed


Been to The Museum of Ceramics? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing