Central to the museum is the Dr. Hart collection, a treasury of artefacts, pictures, letters and documents recording the history of a Midland village through the eyes of two local doctors - father and son - over nearly a century.
Linked to the Hart Collection are items recalling the coal mining, terracotta and pottery traditions of this area, where mining was first recorded in the 13th. century.
Traditionally associated with the canal people, Measham Ware dates from the last quarter of the 19th century. Sometimes known as Rockingham Ware, it was produced in Church Gresley and Woodville, the last known pieces being dated 1914.
Measham Museum's earliest teapot is dated 1886. All kinds of tea-table ware were made in the characteristic dark brown glaze, covered in shiny sprigs of flowers and bird. They were commissioned and sold by Mrs Annie Bonas from her shop on High Street, Measham, near where the Museum is housed.
Tuesdays 10am-12noon, 2pm-4.00pm
Saturdays: 10 am-12noon & 2—4pm.
And by Special Request in Advance for parties
Adults £1, accompanied children free.
56 High Street