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Map of museums with Delftware collection

The 70+ museums and country houses on this page have Delftware collections and are further described on this website. Please browse the list below or use the search option on this website to search for the name of the museum on the map below to read more about it. We are working on further interactivity.

We will be adding museums as time passes, so please let us know if you know of another museum with a collection or a great object in Delftware.

Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg

The Zeeuws Museum is located in the town of Middelburg in the Dutch province of Zeeland.  The Koninklijk Zeeuws Genootschap der Wetenschappen (Royal Zeeland Society of Sciences) founded the Medioburgense…

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Visit to Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire

In 1689, Queen Mary II and King William III moved from the Netherlands to England. Mary, who had a keen passion for Delftware, continued ordering beautiful objects and highly contributed to…

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Uppark House, UK

Uppark House & Garden, Petersfield

  The Uppark House is a seventeenth century home located in West-Sussex England. The history of the site first began in the fourteenth century with the creation of a deer…

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Toledo Museum of Art

The Toledo Museum of Art is located in the Old West End neighborhood of Toledo, Ohio. Edward Drummond Libbey, a Toledo glassmaker, founded the museum in 1901. Over the years…

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Suntory Museum of Art, Tokyo

The Suntory Museum holds a distinctive place in the vast cultural tapestry of Tokyo. It is recognized not only for its diverse collections but also for its dedication to preserving…

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The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is located in the beautiful city of Toronto. The institution is Canada’s largest museum and is home to thirteen million artworks. The museum opened in…

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The Hetjens Museum, Germany

The Hetjens Museum, Germany

Located near the Rhine river in the Palais Nesselrode, the Hetjens Museum preserves, researches and presents the universal history of ceramics. The collection encompasses objects from the Middle East, East…

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The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

In northern England located in the town of Barnard Castle in County Durham the Bowes Museum is to be found. This museum built by Jules Pellechet and John Edward Watson…

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Skokloster Castle, Sweden

  Skokloster Castle is considered one of the great baroque castles of Europe, situated on a peninsula in Lake Mälaren, 60 km northwest of Stockholm, the Swedish capital. Built between…

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Saint Louis Art Museum

The Saint Louis Art Museum is located in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri. The museum was founded in 1879 as the Saint Louis School and Museum of Fine Arts.…

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Antique Delftware Money Bank

Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede

Rijksmuseum Twenthe is located in the city of Enschede, in the east of the Netherlands. It was founded through the initiative of the textile baron Jan Bernard van Heek, who wished…

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Rijksmuseum Amsterdam Exterior

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam houses an important collection of Dutch Delftware. Part of this collection is on view in a gallery dedicated to King Willem III. Especially his wife, Mary, was a…

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Interior Rastatt Favorite Palace

Rastatt Favorite Palace, Germany

Rastatt Favorite Palace (Schloss Favorite Rastatt) is the oldest German “porcelain palace” and the only one to survive almost unchanged to this day. The enchanting Baroque summer residence and hunting…

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Princeton University Art Museum

    Princeton University is one of the oldest collecting institutions in the United States. The origins of the collection date nearly to the University’s foundation in the eighteenth century.…

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Paleis Het Loo Apeldoorn Exterior

Paleis Het Loo, Apeldoorn

Located in the east of the Netherlands, in Apeldoorn, the palace Het Loo served as a Royal Residence for more than three hundred years. The palace was built in 1684…

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Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille

The Palais des Beaux-Arts is located in the city of Lille in northern France. It was one of the first museums built in France, established under Napoleon I at the…

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Nationalmuseum, Stockholm

The Nationalmuseum, or the National Museum of Fine Arts is located on the Blasieholmen peninsula in central Stockholm. Founded in 1792 as Kungliga Museet (Royal Museum) with benefactors King Gustav…

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National Museum of Ireland, Dublin

    The National Museum of Ireland is divided into four branches: Archeology, Natural History, Country Life and Decorative Arts and History. Since 1997, the former military complex called Collins…

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Museum Willet-Holthuysen Amsterdam

Museum Willet-Holthuysen, Amsterdam

The Museum Willet-Holthuysen is located in a double-fronted townhouse on one of the most beautiful canals in Amsterdam. The home was built in 1687 towards the end of Amsterdam’s Golden…

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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston is the oldest art museum in Texas and first opened its doors in 1924. The original building was designed by architect William Ward…

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Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague

    After a thorough renovation, the largest Czech museum dedicated to applied art and design reopened last February. Founded in 1885, the Prague Museum of Decorative Arts (Uměleckoprůmyslové muzeum v…

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Museum Arnhem Exterior

Museum Arnhem

Originally intended to accommodate the gentlemen's society for repatriated sugar planters, the Arnhem museum was founded in 1856 with the idea to create a ‘Local memorabilia related to history and…

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Musée national Adrien-Dubouché, Limoges

The Musée national Adrien-Dubouché is located in Limoges, France, and contains the largest public collection of Limoges porcelain in the world. Founded in 1845 by Tiburce Morisot, father of Impressionist…

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Musée Grobet-Labadié, Marseille

The Musée Grobet-Labadié is located in a nineteenth century ‘hôtel particulier’ in Marseille in the south of France. The museum houses the collection of the Grobet-Labadié family, who originally owned…

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Musée d’Orsay, Paris

  The famous Musée d’Orsay is located in the former Gare d’Orsay, a Beaux-Arts railway station built between 1898 and 1900 on the Left Bank of the Seine in Paris.…

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Musée des Beaux-Arts, Reims

The Museum of Fine Arts in Reims, France opened its doors in the city’s town hall in 1794. The foundation of the collection was donated in 1752 by Antoine Ferrand…

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Musée De L'Hospice Comtesse

Musée de l’Hospice Comtesse, Lille

The Hospice Comtesse is located in the historic heart of Lille. Founded in 1237 by Countess Jeanne of Flanders, the former Notre-Dame hospital welcomed the sick and pilgrims. The institution…

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Musée De La Chartreuse Exterior

Musée de la Chartreuse, Douai

The Musée de la Chartreuse is located in the city of Douai in Northern France. The initial museum, Musée de Douai, opened to the public in about 1800. The first…

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Musée de la Céramique in Rouen, France

Housed in the former Hôtel d’Hocqueville since 1984, the Musée de la Céramique in Rouen provides a beautiful setting for its vast collection of French ceramics. With its sumptuous neoclassical…

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Exterior Musée Benoît-De-Puydt

Musée Benoît-De-Puydt, Bailleul

The Musée Benoît-De-Puydt is located in the charming Northern French city of Bailleul. The museum was founded in 1859, when a wealthy collector Benoît De Puydt left his collection to…

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The Museum Für Kunst Und Gewerbe Exterior

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg

In 1866, the Patriotische Gesellschaft founded The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (MKG) in Hamburg, Germany. The institution was initially formed as a repository of both historical and contemporary examples…

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Exterior Minneapolis Institute Of Art

Minneapolis Institute of Art

In 1883, twenty-five citizens of Minneapolis founded the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts, committing them to bringing the arts into the life of their community. More than a century later,…

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Flower Vase Pyramid Blue White

Lytes Cary Manor

Lytes Cary Manor is a small medieval manor house located in Somerset, England. The house was originally occupied by the Lyte family who settled in the area in the thirteenth…

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Photo Lobkowicz Palace, Prague

Lobkowicz Palace at Prague Castle

The Lobkowicz Palace is located inside the Prague Castle in the Czech capital. The Lobkowicz family is among the oldest and most distinguished Bohemian noble families and has played a…

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Kunstmuseum The Hague – Royal Blue

Delft Blue: the whole world knows this iconic earthenware for our country. However, some of the absolute masterpieces are located abroad and are rarely, if ever, seen in our country. This…

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Kunstgewerbemuseum, Dresden

The Dresden Kunstgewerbemuseum is located within the Schloss Pillnitz, a Baroque palace approximately ten kilometers from Dresden. Founded in 1876, the museum was initially formed to instruct students, visitors, industrial…

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Kunstgewerbemuseum, Berlin

The Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Decorative Arts) is the oldest of its kind in Germany. The museum was founded as a private institution in 1867 and was based on the model…

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Kröller-Müller, Otterlo

The Kröller-Müller Museum, nestled within the serene expanse of National Park De Hoge Veluwe in Otterlo, Gelderland, The Netherlands, is more than just a museum. It's a testament to the…

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Koldinghus, Denmark

Koldinghus is a Danish royal castle located in the town of Kolding on the Jutland peninsula. The castle was first built in 1268 by the Danish king to guard the…

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Keramisch Museum Goedewaagen, Nieuw-Buinen

Keramisch Museum Goedewaagen (Ceramic Museum Goedewaagen), established in 1893 in Nieuw-Buinen, Drenthe, is housed in the former pottery factory of Royal Goedewaagen, a company dating back to 1610. This museum…

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Holland Open Air Museum, Arnhem

  The Holland Open Air Museum is located in the town of Arnhem. This museum focuses on everyday objects and culture from the lives of ordinary people. Antique houses, farms…

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Exterior Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace, Greater London

With more than 200,000 visitors a year, Hampton Court Palace is one of the most popular attractions in Greater London. Formerly a medieval manor, the palace was acquired in 1518 by…

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Hallwyl Museum, Stockholm

The Hallwyl Museum was once the palatial winter home of Count and Countess Walther and Wilhelmina von Hallwyl. Today it is one of Stockholm’s most eccentric and engaging museums. The…

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Gruuthusemuseum, Bruges

The Gruuthusemuseum is located in Bruges, Belgium. The museum houses its collection in the medieval Gruuthuse, this used to be the house of Louis de Gruuthuse. Louis was an important…

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Groot Constantia, Cape Town

Groot Constantia is a homestead and Wine Museum in Cape Town, South Africa that dates back to 1685. It was one of the first commercial wine farms in South Africa.…

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Groninger Museum

    The Groninger Museum is a modern and contemporary art museum located in Groningen, the Netherlands. Founded in 1847 by Hendrikus Octavius Feith, the museum was originally called Museum…

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Gemeentemuseum Den Haag Exterieur

Kunstmuseum, The Hague

The Kunstmuseum in The Hague has an important collection of Dutch Delftware and we have been fortunate to partner with them in the past years. In the magnificent permanent exhibition…

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Gardiner Museum, Toronto

The Gardiner Museum is Canada’s national museum of ceramics. It is one of a small number of specialized museums of ceramics in the world. The museum was established by George…

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Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

  The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) comprise two separate museums: the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park. Together…

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Erddig Hall

  Erddig Hall is a stately country house located on the outskirts of Wrexham in Wales. It was built in 1683-1687 by the Cheshire mason Thomas Webb for Joshua Edisbury,…

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Designmuseum Denmark

Design Museum Danmark, Copenhagen

The Design Museum Danmark is located in the capital city of Copenhagen. Founded in 1890 by the Confederation of Danish Industries and the Ny Carlsberg Museumslegat, the museum opened to…

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Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg is a living-history museum located in Williamsburg, Virginia. The designated historic district surrounding the museum contains buildings from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries making it a national…

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View Of Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House, Bakewell

The Chatsworth House is a beautiful estate located in Bakewell in the United Kingdom, and has been the home of the Cavendish family for almost 500 years. Sir William Cavendish,…

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Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

Originally known as the Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute, the museum’s first art gallery was dedicated for public use on November 5, 1895, and was initially housed in what…

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The British Museum, London

The British Museum in London opened its doors in 1759. The founding represents a milestone as it was the first national public museum in the world. Each year the museum…

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Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

The Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford was established in 1683, and is Britain’s first public museum and the world’s first university museum. The collection showcases the breadth of…

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Exterior Amsterdam Museum

Amsterdam Museum

The Amsterdam Museum opened as a history museum in 1926 in the Waag, one of Amsterdam’s fifteenth-century city gates. Since 1975, the museum has been located in a monumental building…

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Amerongen Castle, The Netherlands

  Amerongen Castle is one of the great Dutch houses from the seventeenth century, with the house, garden, and furnishings almost entirely intact. The house and adjoining historical gardens are…

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