The American Toby Jug Museum houses over 8,000 Toby and Character jugs in ninety-seven cabinets, and is the largest collection of its kind in the world. Tracing the development of the Toby Jug and its derivative the Character Jug from its origin in the mid 18th Century into the present 21st Century, major sub-collections include over 300 antique Toby Jugs, the World’s finest collection of French majolica pitchers, a superb collection of Royal Bayreuth German jugs, complete collections of over one hundred fifty 20th Century makers, and the World’s largest collection of more than 1,500 Royal Doulton Character and Toby Jugs and Derivatives. Included herein are the World’s largest Toby (40 inches tall), smallest Toby (3/8 inch tall), and certainly one of the oldest (circa 1760).
The Museum is open to persons of all ages, from school groups to seniors, as well as individuals interested in seeing the collection. Museum experts also offer free lectures on the subject.
For more information, call 1-877-TOBYMUS (877-862-9687).