British Museum Compass
Database of around 5000 objects selected from the British Museum's collections including some interesting medieval and islamic tiles.
Tiles illustrated by Randolph Caldecott
Information on tiles based on Randolph Caldecott's illustrations which were used in children's wards of hospitals as well as in private homes
Flickr.com tile related
Photo sharing site containing thousands of photographs of tiles and architectural ceramics.
and Canning terracotta
Information about the terracotta manufacturer Gibbs and Canning Ltd
Villiage History Group Ceramic Tiles
Donald Maxwell Domesday Tiles
Joy of Shards mosaic
Mosaics and mosaic making information
Underground Edwardian Tile Patterns
Extensive information on tiling used in the London Underground.
National Trust Collections
Searchable database of objects in the National Trust Collection including tiles. Many with images.
Poole Pottery Collection
Information on Poole Pottery
Richard Dennis Publications
Publisher of books on tiles incliding the Tile Gazetteer.
National Database of Historic Tile Designs
Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers
One of the ancient Livery Companies of the City of London. It has an active charitable, educational and social programme and maintains a close involvement with the tiling and bricklaying industries
The local history of Stoke-on-Trent includes an extensive index to potteries including tile manufacturers
Paving-tile Watercolours Online
An Archive of Paving tiles in the Parker - Hore Collection, Worcester, and in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Gazetteer of tiles and terracotta in Wolverhampton
Beautifully illustrated report in pdf format on cement tiles in Cuba
Geschichte der Fliese
Tile website (text in German) created by TACS Member Wilhelm Joliet.
Research and preservation of ceramic surfaces in the United States
Information on tiles manufactured in Rotterdam, Netherlands (in Dutch)
Tiles on the
General tile information and links (no longer maintained)
& Art Gallery
Extensive display of Wiilliam de Morgan tiles
Arts and Crafts House
Museum of the Arts and Crafts movement housed in orginal Arts and Crafts house. Fireplaces containing William De Morgan and Dutch tiles.
Large collection of Medieval, Islamic and 19th Century Tiles.
Pottery Museum & Tile Gallery
Working museum housed in Victorian pottery factory. The Tile Gallery contains a good selection of 19th and 20th century tiles.
Tile Museum, Ironbridge
Former Craven Dunnill factory now houses displays of 19th and 20th century British tiles. Part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum.
In-situ polychrome tiles, mostly from Damascus in Syria dating from the 15th to 17th century as well as 19th-century tiles made by William de Morgan
Manchester Art Gallery
Some William De Morgan and Pilkington tiles on display
Museum of London
Large collection of ceramics and glass including: medieval, tin-glazed and victorian tiles (only a small selection on general display)
Scott Gallery, Lancaster University
Permanent display of Pilkington Royal Lancastrian ceramics including some tile panels.
Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
Good collection of tiles and other ceramics.
Tour - Natural History Museum
Discover more about the architecture of the Natural History Museum in this online multimedia tour
The De Morgan
The De Morgan Centre is open again! Please see the web site for more details.
William Morris Gallery
The William Morris Gallery holds an internationally significant collection of Morris & Co tiles as well as significant works by William de Morgan
Victoria and Albert
The new Ceramics Gallery is now open. Tiles are also on display in other Galleries in the Museum, (e.g. British Galleries, West Staircase and the Islamic Gallery). The cafe in the extensively tiled Morris, Gamble and Poyter rooms is worth a visit.
Dutch Tile Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands.
Large collection of Dutch wall tiles and tile panels.
Museu d'Arts Aplicades-Museu de Ceràmica, Barcelona, Spain
Extensive collection of Spanish Ceramics and Tiles.On the tourist bus route.
Museu Nacional do Azulejo, Lisbon, Portugal
The national tile museum. Extensive collection of Portuguese tiles.
Museum Boizenburg, Germany (Erstes Deutsches Fliesenmueum)
Tile Museum in the beautiful old town of Boizenburg, Germany.
Study and conservation of ancient monuments and historic buildings
Campaign for Real Ale and quality pubs
Decorative Arts Society
The Decorative Arts Society encourages the study and appreciation of the applied arts, architecture and interior design on an international basis throughout Europe and America from 1850 to the present
Churches and Church Architecture
Northern Ceramics Society (NCS)
Publications, meetings, seminars and visits concerning the history of pottery & porcelain
Pilkington's Royal Lancastrian and Lancastrian pottery and tiles
Scottish Pottery Society
Research into the history and products of the Scottish pottery industry
The Twentieth Century Society exists to safeguard the heritage of architecture and design in Britain from 1914 onwards
National society responsible for the study and protection of Victorian and Edwardian architecture and other arts.
Society for creators, delers and collectors of American Art Pottery
Friends of Terra Cotta
Non-profit organisation promoting education and research in the preservation of architectural terra cotta and related ceramic materials.
Association for Industrial
National organisation for people who share an interest in Britain's industrial past
Information on Antiques from the BBC
The Building Conservation Website: information centre for the conservation, restoration and repair of historic buildings
Historic environment division of Welsh Assembly
Carshalton Water Tower and
Historic Garden Trust Charity
Water Tower with a splendid early 18th century bathroom with tile lined plunge bath.
The Civic Trust - Urban Environmental Charity
Education resources from the Shrewsbury museums service
English Heritage exists to protect and promote England's spectacular historic environment and ensure that its past is researched and understood
Hampshire Treasures Online
Record of treasures to be found throughout Hampshire
Historic Scotland Listed Buildings
England with the EH listed buildings database
Photographic record of England's listed buildings
Historic Building Conservation
Professional institute which represents conservation professionals
Looking at Buildings with the
Pevsner Architectural Guides
Educational resource created by the Pevsner Architectural Guides
National Trust for England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Public Monuments and
The Association aims to heighten public awareness of Britain's monumental heritage - past, present and future
Bringing authentic information and images together to help you discover places in Scotland
Churches Conservation Trust
National charity which cares for over 340 of England´s finest historic churches which are no longer required for regular parish worship
National Heritage List for England
The National Heritage List for England is a searchable database of all nationally designated heritage assets including Listed Buildings, Scheduled Monuments, Registered Parks and Gardens, Registered Battlefields and Protected Wreck Sites.
Victorian Turkish Baths
Victorian Turkish Baths: their origin, development, & gradual decline
World Monuments Fund
The World Monuments Fund in Britain is a non-governmental organisation that works to secure the future of exceptional works of architecture through fundraising, conservation management, education, advocacy and partnership building.
TACS does not recommend or accept responsibility for the quality or performance of goods and services provided by any of the individuals firms or companies mentioned on this website or linked sites. Their details are merely provided for information.