Stoke-on-Trent Museums is made up of two fantastic museums, The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in the City Centre, Hanley and Gladstone Pottery Museum in Longton. They each explore the unique history of The Potteries.

If you’re not sure what events we have coming up why not have a look at our event calendar, it shows when and where activities are taking place throughout the year.

Upcoming Event; Alien Encounters Competition Monday 4 January – Monday 8 February. alien encounters

Enter our free competition depicting what you think an outer space ‘alien’ would look like. This can be in the form of a sketch, drawing, painting or written description and no more than one side of A4 paper.  Age categories are 5-8; 9-12; and 13-16 years old and the winner in each group will receive a small real meteorite and a Darwin Space Rock patch.

All entries will be displayed at the museum during the February half-term week.

Please send submissions to The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, City Centre, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3DW marked to the attention of Melanie Firman no later than Monday 8 February with your name and telephone number on the back.


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Opening times Monday to Saturday: 10am – 5pm, Cafe 10am - 4:30pm, Sunday: 11am – 4pm, Cafe 11:00am - 15:30pm
Admission Free, donations welcome. Special exhibition charges may apply.
Opening times Tue – Sat and Bank Holidays, October – March: 10am – 4pm Tea room: 11am – 3:30pm, April – September: 10am – 5pm Tea room: 11am – 4pm
Admission charges apply.
Our Friends organise a lively programme of lectures, films, social events & visits to other museums, galleries & private collections.