About Nantgarw China Works Museum
Home to the world famous Nantgarw porcelain, Nantgarw China Works is the last remaining 19th century porcelain factory in the UK. It now houses a museum, supports heritage craft skills on site, runs classes and once again makes world class porcelain to the original recipe used two hundred years ago. An onsite tea room serves tea and cake and the museum shop sells unique high quality ceramics, jewellery, prints and cards all made onsite.
The beautiful site, a scheduled ancient monument, nestles beside the remains of the Glamorganshire canal and houses the only remaining bottle kilns in Wales. A number of high skilled artists work onsite including mould makers, slip casters, willow weavers and botanical painters. The museum runs over 500 courses each year teaching pottery, fused glass, botanical painting and willow weaving.
All visitors to the museum receive a 45min guided tour of the site, Group visits are particularly popular and include talks on the history, guided tours and demonstration of making porcelain - Groups can book short visits (2 hours) or full day visits with lunch. Maximum numbers thirty individuals.
Tearooms serve tea coffee and cake with prebooked Cream Tea and Tours (48 hours’ notice required) very popular. An onsite shop sells unique high quality ceramics, jewellery, prints and cards.
Due to the nature of the historic site, there are some parts of the site which are not wheelchair accessible. Please contact for further information.