Archaeology

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery is the principal repository for archaeological material from Staffordshire.  The large archaeology collection includes artefacts which date from the prehistoric period right up to post-medieval ceramics from the sites of former local pottery manufactories. The latter complements the museum’s extensive ceramic collections.

Artefacts deemed to be Treasure as defined by the Treasure Act are acquired. The most high-profile of these is the Staffordshire Hoard – an Anglo-Saxon hoard of gold and silver artefacts – which is jointly owned with Birmingham City Council.

Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs

Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs

We did it! Thank you to the members of the public and numerous charitable trusts and organisations who helped us to bring the Leekfrith Iron Age torcs back to North Staffordshire where they belong and can be freely seen and enjoyed by all visitors to the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery.
Staffordshire Hoard

Staffordshire Hoard

The largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found.
Stoke-on-Trent Young Archaeologists’ Club

Stoke-on-Trent Young Archaeologists’ Club

The Club is open to members only, aged 8-16 years, and there are still a few places available. Meetings take place once a month, 10.30-12.30 on a Saturday morning, usually at the Museum. Annual membership £24 also includes 20% discount on purchases in the Foyer shop.

For details please get in touch with Alison on 01782 232539 or
Money & Medals Network

Money & Medals Network

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery are a partner in the Money & Medals Network which is funded by Arts Council England and the British Museum's Partnership UK programme. [External Link]