Ceramics Gallery

The Victorians who founded the museum were also renowned collectors. Their ceramics and glass collections are displayed in the King's Room, and include rare and unusual items. These include a complete set of figures of the five senses from the Bow factory.

The arrangement of the gallery is by theme rather than by factory and everyday earthenware made in the Verwood district, and widely used locally, is shown to be as significant in its way as fine wares from Worcester, Cheslea or Leeds.