ABOUT US

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The Red Wing Pottery Museum was first opened in 2001 on the second floor of the former Minnesota Stoneware Company building where crocks, jugs, churns and many other stoneware items were made from 1883 until the 1930s. The 3000 square foot museum space held approximately 1200 items which were either on loan or donated. 


The need for more display space and a more visible location led to a new location for the Museum. The Museum increased in size to more than 13,000 square feet. The Schleich family donated their entire Schleich Red Wing Pottery Museum, once located in Lincoln, Nebraska, to be added to the museum.  More than 10,000 hours of volunteer labor were spent preparing the space and moving the pottery and artifacts to the location, and the new Pottery Museum of Red Wing held its grand opening July 9, 2014.

MUSEUM COMPLEX


MUSEUM WING - The Pottery Museum of Red Wing has over 6000 items on display and daily has a steady stream of visitors. It is a MUST SEE when visiting Red Wing, Minnesota.

RESEARCH LIBRARY - A cozy and comfortable space has been furnished with all the tools any researcher might need to learn more about the clay industry in Red Wing. Here you will find books, photographs, documents, audio tapes, business ledgers and many other primary sources of information.

POTTERS HALL -  The spacious Potters Hall is a multipurpose room complete with audio visual equipment. It may be reserved for educational presentations, business meetings, and social gatherings and may be available on request. 

For more information or to check availability please contact Nancy Featherstone, Museum Manager - 651.327.2220 

GIFT STORE - Whether looking for a special souvenir of Red Wing or wanting to purchase an actual piece of Red Wing history, the Pottery Museum Gift Store has a nice variety of items for sale.
 

 
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