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Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Closed Sundays and Mondays, and closed on the following days:

Closed New Year's Day (Jan. 1st)
Closed Independence Day (July 4th)
Closed November Election Day (1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in November)
Closed Veterans Day (Nov. 11th)
Closed Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday in November)
Closed Christmas Eve (December 24th)
Closed Christmas Day (December 25th)
Closed Boxing Day (December 26th)


Visitors are welcome to see our 12-minute movie about the history of the pottery industry in and around East Liverpoo, and then enjoy our two floors of the museum exhibits. For those who wish to have a guided tour, there is no extra cost beyond the admission fee. Guided tours are generally offered Tuesdays through Fridays between 9:30 and 3:00, depending on the schedule of the tour guide. We recommend that you contact us in advance to schedule your guided tour.

Weekend guided tours may be arranged upon request, depending on the schedule and availability of the tour guide. Weekend guided tours must be scheduled in advance.

Please call the Museum to book guided tours (330-386-6001 or 800-600-7180).


  • Ohio History Connection members: FREE
  • Adults (ages 18 and up): $6.00
  • Students of all ages: $3.00
  • Active members of the military and their dependents: FREE
  • Children (ages 5 and under): FREE
  • Free Admission: Blue Star museum program participants, OHC members, MOCF members, WRHS members

AAA discount available. Golden Buckeye Discount available. Discount for members of Ohio's "Time Traveler" program. Only one discount per person. No additional discounts apply to student tickets.


You can show your support for keeping the Museum of Ceramics open by joining the Museum of Ceramics Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. If you wish to upgrade your membership level at any point during the year, we'll be glad to issue you a new member card. Just stop in or give us a call: 1-800-600-7180.

Donate $50 annually to become a ROCKINGHAM member

Member benefits include all Ironstone benefits, plus:
  • 10% Gift Shop discount
  • 10% discount on event ticket fees
  • Free admission for 12 months applies to two (2) people per visit, or for a family (two adults and their children under 18 years old)

  • Donate $100 or more annually to become a PARIAN member

    Member benefits include all Rockingham benefits, plus:
  • Free admission for 12 months for four (4) people

  • Donate $250 or more annually to become a MAJOLICA member

    Member benefits include all Parian benefits, plus:
  • Five (5) free admission single use passes to the Museum
  • Discounts on Museum rental fees

  • Donate $500 or more annually to become a BELLEEK member

    Member benefits include all Majolica benefits, plus:
  • Ten (10) free admission single use passes to the Museum, good for 1 year
  • Special invitation to donor events
  • Priority consideration and discount on museum rental fees

  • Donate $5000 or more to become a LOTUS WARE member

    Member benefits include all Belleek benefits, plus:
  • Twenty (20) free admission single use passes to the Museum, good for 1 year
  • One free 2-hour rental of the Museum during first twelve months from original donation

  • *Voting rights shall not be exercised unless the member's contribution shall have been paid in full at least 30 calendar days before the Foundation's annual meeting or any special meeting.


    Copyright 2002-2017. All Rights Reserved.
    Photographs copyright Catherine S. Vodrey

    The Museum of Ceramics, 400 East Fifth Street, East Liverpool, Ohio 43920
    Telephone: 330-386-6001 or 800-600-7180 ~ Email



    The Museum of Ceramics Foundation is pleased to announce that as of May 2015 we can welcome visitors to our new "ACCESS? ALL RIGHT!" addition, which contains an elevator to the street level and to all floors, and an accessible restroom, after thirty-three years of only partial access. We also have air conditioning in the entire building for the first time.