Believe it or not, there is an art to drinking tea. ‘Tea time’ also known as ‘afternoon tea’ or ‘high tea’ originated in Britain during the 17th century. Today, the tradition isn’t as common as it once was but, at The Newark Museum, the decorative arts collection seeks to revive the rich history of a tea time staple: the teapot.
Currently on view, The Teapot exhibition has resurrected more than 60 teapots from nearly 100+ in its collection for this long-term showing. Starting from the late 1600s, to the present day, teapots have changed drastically in style, decoration and material. The Teapot seeks to trace the historical relevance of tea drinking and its accessories, socialization and showcase the inspiration that the form has provided designers and craftspeople over the years.
The Teapot will be open during museum hours from Wednesday - Sunday at 12 - 5pm.
Admission is free for residents of Newark!
To see some of the teapots on display, click here.