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7. The Allen Ceramics Gallery, Alton

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The Allen Ceramics Gallery, Alton


The Allen Ceramics Gallery in Alton provides an intimate setting for one of Southern England's most outstanding ceramics collections. There are nearly 2,000 examples of English, continental and oriental pottery, porcelain and tiles from 1250 to the present day. 

The museum is the former home of artist, teacher and conservationist W.H. Allen, who lived here from 1898 to 1932. You can see some of his paintings depicting the east Hampshire countryside at the beginning of the 20th century in the Allen Gallery.

There's an attractive garden to the rear of the house, and a shop selling modern ceramics, greetings cards and gifts. A coffee shop serves snacks and refreshments. 

The Allen Ceramics Gallery Address:
Allen Gallery
Church Street
Alton
Hampshire
GU34 2BW
England, UK

The Allen Ceramics Gallery Opening Times: 
Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

The Allen Ceramics Gallery Admission:
Free

T  +44 (0)1420 82802

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