Recommended museums to view antique Toby jugs
Where to see: Toby Jugs.
England has many museums up and down the country and many hold one or two toby jug models. For larger collections not all will be on displayed but may be viewed via an appointment. Don't miss the opportunity of comparing similar figures of that period with the toby jugs which will help with identification as they themselves may be marked with a potters name.
The few museums mentioned below hold sizeable toby jug collections: Always check before travelling that pacific items can be viewed.
The Victoria and Albert Museum (The V&A) - Here they have a Ralph Wood model marked RA WOOD Burslem
The Victoria and Albert Museum is located at; Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
The Ashmoleum Museum Oxford.- A wonderful King or Prince Hal Toby Jug is one of the collection held here.
The Museum is on Beaumont Street, opposite the Randolph Hotel
The Hanley Museum Stoke on Trent Staffordshire holds Enoch Wood's (Potter 1759-1840) own private collection of toby jugs.
The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery
Bethesda Street, Cultural Quarter,
Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3DW
Telephone: 01782 232323
Minicom: 01782 232515
Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.
Royal Pavilion Gardens
Telephone 03000 290900
Fax 03000 290908
For collectors in the USA. visit the worlds largest collection of Toby and Character Jugs.
American Toby Jug Museum
910 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60202gyky
Open: Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.or by appointment.
This museum has early toby jugs as well as more modern potters, Doulton character & toby jugs and tobies from around the world.