Other organisations and websites with similar or overlapping interests:

The National Pipe Archive - UK charity based in Liverpool with extensive collections of pipes and tobacco related material.

Clay tobacco pipe makers' marks from London - A physical and digital database of clay pipe makers' marks from London excavations established by the Museum of London Archaeology service and focussing on stamps dating to between c1580 and 1710.

London Clay Pipe Studies - Lots of information relating to the clay tobacco pipe industry in the parishes of St Margaret and St John the Evangelist, Westminster, as well as details about the Tappin family of pipemakers.

The Pipe Aston Project - Dedicated to the study of clay tobacco pipes and kilns in the north Herefordshire region of England.

The Académie Internationale de la Pipe -  An international organisation who’s central object is to advance the education of the public in the economic and social history of tobacco and pipe smoking worldwide.

The Worshipful Company of Tobacco Pipe Makers and Tobacco Blenders -The successor of the first London Company of Tobacco Pipe makers, granted a charter by James I on 5th October 1619.

Dutch Pipe Studies - A site offering information on Dutch clay tobacco pipes and pottery from the 17th to 19th centuries.

Pijpelogische Kring Nederland - The principal society for the study and collection of tobacco pipes in the Netherlands.

Dutch Clay Pipes from Gouda is a site set up by Paul Boon and contains details of Gouda pipes and pipe marks, as well as giving information about Dutch pipe production.

Arbeitskreises zur Erforschung der Tonpfeifen - German Society for Clay-Pipe Research. Devoted to the study of clay pipes and those people who came in contact with them. It publishes an annual journal Knasterkopf.

Tobaks & Tändsticks Museum, Sweden - Site includes details about the history of tobacco, snuff and cigars as well as information about pipes.


Contemporary pipemakers:

Bewdley Pipes and Pottery -

Heather Coleman - Dawnmist Studios -

Rex Key - Broseley Pipe Works -

Southern Cross Pipes -


Other bodies whose remit includes the study and publication of pipes:

The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology aims to promote the archaeology of late medieval to industrial society in Britain, Europe and those countries influenced by European colonialism. It publishes a biannual journal Post Medieval Archaeology.

The Medieval Pottery Research Group aims to bring together people with an interest in ceramic products that were made, traded, and used in Europe between the end of the Roman period and the nineteenth century. It publishes an annual journal Medieval Ceramics.

The Society for Historical Archaeology is based in the USA and is dedicated to the study of the emergence, transformation, and nature of the Modern World through the material remains of past societies that also left behind historical documentary evidence. The Society publishes a quarterly journal Historical Archaeology.

The School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology, University of Liverpool is host to the National Pipe Archive and to research students in the field of pipe studies.