The Museum holds the world's largest single collection of the pottery and porcelain produced in south Wales between the 1760s and the 1920s. This is a subject in which we have established and maintain a reputation for pre-eminent expertise. However, the collection has never been adequately published and recent research has made previous collection publications obsolete.

Our collection of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century continental porcelain is one of the best in the world, one that consistently attracts serious international scholarly attention and requests for loan to major international exhibitions. It is therefore a priority for continued serious academic study.