Stoke-on-Trent hopes to be one of the jewels in the crown in the run-up to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this year. As World Capital of Ceramics we are aiming to be the destination of choice for anyone looking for distinctive ways to commemorate this once-in-a-lifetime event.
Wedgwood, Moorcroft and Emma Bridgewater are just some of the famous names where you can go behind the scenes to see the commemorative ware being created and where it’s possible to buy souvenirs and collectables in over 25 factory shops including Portmeirion, Churchill and Aynsley.
Follow in the footsteps of the Royal Family in Stoke-on-Trent at the Wedgwood Visitor Centre and Museum, Moorcroft Heritage Visitor Centre, Emma Bridgewater, Anysley China, Portmeirion, The Trentham Estate and The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, which will also have its own special exhibition in 2012.
Last year’s Royal Wedding showed just how popular commemorative ware still is around the world. And while that provided the nation’s pottery industry with a much needed boost, there was also a noticeable increase in the number of both domestic and overseas visitors who made their way toStoke-on-Trentand The Potteries.
It’s no accident that the manufacturers chosen to produce the official fine china chosen by Her Majesty The Queen for The Royal Collection are also based in Stoke-on-Trent.
Find out more by going to www.visitstoke.co.uk/royal.aspx.