Dedham Historical Society
Dedham Historical Swan Cup and Saucer

Dedham Pottery was the great achievement of internationally acclaimed master pottery Hugh Cornwall Robertson. In 1896, Robertson moved his arts and crafts style pottery to Dedham MA where his hand-decorated line of art ceramics was an instant success. The pottery ceased operation on April 17, 1943 and Gimbel’s Department Store handled the final sale of the contents. The Dedham Historical Society owns an extensive collection of Dedham Pottery.

Hours of Operation:

The Dedham Historical Society & Museum has two distinct phases of operation: the museum and the library, which are open at different times and are in different sections of the building. For more information please call 781-326-1385 or email


Tuesday-Friday 12 noon – 4 p.m, admission $2


Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m – 4 p.m, admission $5
(There is no admission fee for DHS members)

Both the library and the museum are open on even dated Saturdays from 1 p.m – 4 p.m

*It is recommended you call ahead and speak to our archivist regarding your research prior to your visit. For research questions please email: