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Hans van Lemmen | Historical Tiles


All the museums listed below are either entirely devoted to tiles or have tiles as part of their collection. It is advisable to check opening times before visiting.


Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square
Birmingham, B3 3DH
Delftware tiles and 19th century tiles
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British Museum
Great Russell Street
London, WC1B 3DG
Islamic, Medieval and 19th century tiles
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Gladstone Pottery Museum
Uttoxeter Road
Longton, Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire, ST3 1PQ
19th century tiles and sanitary ware
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Go to website Jackfield Tile Museum
Jackfield Ironbridge
Shropshire TF8 7AW
Tiles by Maw & Co. and Craven Dunnill
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Leighton House Museum
12 Holland Park Road
London W14 8LZ
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Museum of London
London Wall
London EC2Y
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Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road, South Kensington
London, SW7 2RL
Large collection of European and Islamic tiles
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William Morris Gallery
Lloyd Park, Forest Road
Walthamstow, E17 4PP
Tile made by Morris & Co. and William De Morgan
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The Netherlands

Nederlands Tegelmuseum
Eikenzoom 12, 6731 BH Otterlo
National collection of Dutch tiles
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Keramiekmuseum Het Princessehof
Grote Kerkstraat 11, 8911 DZ Leeuwarden
Pottery and tiles from all over the world
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Keramisch Museum Royal Goedewaagen
Glaslaan 29a, Nieuw Buinen
Pottery, tableware and tile panels of the De Distel and Goedewaagen factories
Go to website


Musee d’Orsay
62 Rue de Lille,  75343 Paris
Tiles by Bigot and other French ceramicists
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Musee Municipal, Longwy
Rue de la Manutention, 54400 Longwy
Longwy pottery and tiles

Musee de la Ceramique Architecturale
432 Avenue du Marechal Foch, 60390 Auneuil
Encaustic tiles by the firm Boulenger
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Musee Paul Charnoz
32 Avenue de la Gare, 71600 Paray-le-Monial
Encaustic tiles by Ceramique de Paray-le-Monial.
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Erstes Deutsches Fliesenmuseum
Reichenstrasse 4, 19258 Boizenburg
German tiles and Art Nouveau tiles
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Kachelofen Museum
Wilhelmstrasse 32,16727 Velten
Ceramic stoves and tiles
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Villeroy &  Boch Museum
Schloss Ziegelberg, 6642 Mettlach
Villeroy & Boch pottery and tiles
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Bordalo Pinheiro Museu
Campo Grande 382,  Lisbon
Pottery and tiles by Bordalo Pinheiro
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Museu Nacional do Azulejo
Rua Madre de Deus 4, Lisbon
The national collection of Portuguese tiles
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Casa Museu Gaudi
Park Guell, Carrer d’Olot, 08024 Barcelona
Architectural drawings by Gaudi
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Museo del Azulejo
Calle Paris, s/n,
Onda, Valencia
18th, 19th and 20th century Spanish tiles
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Cincinnati Art Museum
Eden Park, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
American tiles
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Colorado Springs Pioneers’ Museum
215 South Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Van Briggle tiles
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Cooper-Hewitt  Museum
2 East 91st Street, New York, NY 10128
European and American tiles
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Moravian Pottery and Tile Works
Swamp Road, Doyles Town, Pennsylvania
Arts and Crafts tiles by Henry Chapman Mercer

Smithsonian Institution
Constitution Avenue
Washington, D.C. 20560
American tiles
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