Nantgarw China Works Museum

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Tyla Gwyn
Rhondda Cynon Taff
CF15 7TB

  • General Enquiries: 01443 844131

The museum is housed in Nantgarw House where a collection of Nantgarw China is on display. While visiting the museum you can find out where this now world famous porcelain was made. You can also see a bottle kiln, find out the history of The Glamorganshire Canal and discover the history behind the man who produced the now famous Nantgarw porcelain, William Billingsley. In the pottery you can view the potter at work and find out some of the processes that are used to produce the work. You can also visit the shop where there is a large variety of work on display which ranges from functional pottery to the more sculptural; one off pieces. It is also possible to have a go at throwing your own pot which will be fired for you at the pottery, this might encourage to try one of our taster days, or even join one of our longer courses.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Wednesday - Sunday 10.00-16.00, last entry 15.30.




  • National Art Pass

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Library with public access
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available

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