Brass, pewter and cutlery links
- The Worshipful Company of Pewterers
In England, the Worshipful Company of Pewterers was established in 1478 to take control of the expanding pewter trade, regulating both the quantity and quality of production. It is one of the older livery companies in London and continues to promote the development of the craft. The Pewterers' Company helped form the Association of British Pewter Craftsmen in 1970 which every year runs Pewter Live, a design competition for UK pewterers and students. The Company also disseminates news from the trade by publishing Pewter Review twice a year.
- The Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers
The Company was founded in 1322 and has occupied the same site in the City of London since 1346. Joining with the Brasiers (workers in copper and brass) in 1708, the Company is now one of the leading charities in the UK supporting metallurgy and materials science education from primary school to postgraduate levels.
- British Pewter - Association of British Pewter Craftsmen - ABPC Ltd
The association is made up of manufacturers, metal suppliers and the Worshipful Company of Pewterers. Its main function is quality control and provides a centralised information source for promoting greater awareness of pewter.
- The Scientific Instrument Society - Learned Society for instrument ...
The Scientific Instrument Society brings together people with a specialist interest in scientific instruments, ranging from precious antiques to electronic devices only recently out of production. Collectors, the antiques trade, museum staff, professional historians and other enthusiasts will find the varied activities of SIS suited to their tastes.
- The Pewter Society
The Society encourages research into the history, manufacture and social context of pewter and disseminates this through publications and exhibitions. The Society also publishes an illustrated journal twice a year, a newsletter twice a year and advises on the care and conservation of pewter. The site contains details of meetings and activities.
- Antique Metalware Society
The Society aims to increase the knowledge and appreciation of objects made of non-precious metals and their alloys. A Journal and two Newsletters are produced annually for members. These publications include authoritative articles based on research projects, accounts of meetings, précis of talks, book reviews, letters and items of news. The society meets formally twice a year, with other visits to museums and houses arranged separately.
- The Mary Rose - King Henry VIII's favourite ship
The raising of Henry VIII's flagship from Portsmouth Harbour in 1982 unearthed a huge array of pewter plates, flagons and flasks, possibly the personal possessions of the ship's officers. Many of these are on display at the Mary Rose Museum in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
- Museums Sheffield
Sheffield Galleries and Museums Trust is responsible for a huge range of metalwork at the Millennium Galleries, Graves Art Gallery, City Museum, Mappin Art Gallery and Bishops' House and has an online catalogue of some of its holdings including pewter, steel, cutlery and Sheffield Plate.
- Museum of London
Includes metalware, especially pewter, from the Roman period to the present day in the world's largest urban history museum.
- The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
Harvard House, run by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, has an exceptional collection of British pewter with items ranging from Romano-British platters to a 1930s Liberty jug. The collection has a strong core of 16th- and 17th-century pewter.