The Museum was opened in 1986 to show the early history of clay mining in the area.
The arrival of tobacco and subsequently the arrival of tea had a huge influence on the livelihoods of people in this area. Local clay was in great demand by pipe makers in the 17th century. Later, the white firing properties of the clays were in great demand by the pottery manufacturers such as Wedgwood.
The Museum displays include clay pipes and fine examples of ceramics along with the fascinating story of the local clay industry.-Well worth a visit.
Dogs on leads are very welcome inside the Museum.