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Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Mercia

September 29, 201710:31 amNovember 28, 2019 12:26 pm

  What can the Staffordshire Hoard tell us about Anglo-Saxon life and death? What can everyday Anglo-Saxon objects tell us about the Staffordshire Hoard? This fascinating exhibition sets pieces from the world-famous Staffordshire Hoard in context among items from our collection of Anglo-Saxon finds, many never displayed before, and offers a glimpse into our ancestors’ […]

Archaeology

September 29, 201710:23 amSeptember 29, 2017 10:33 am

The archaeology gallery showcases Staffordshire’s rich and diverse archaeological heritage from prehistoric technologies to daily life in a Roman household, medieval monasticism to the early potters of Burslem. It includes fascinating excavated material and exciting treasure finds from across the county.

Archaeology

September 29, 201711:14 amDecember 8, 2017 3:31 pm

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 […]

How to Explore the Museum from Home

March 19, 20201:34 pmMarch 19, 2020 2:01 pmLeave a Comment

It’s strange times we’re living in, and many of us are joining the working-from-home club or entering periods of social isolation. While our museum doors may be temporarily closed to the public, we’re fortunate enough that the wonders of the internet has made keeping everyone in touch easier than ever, and we’ll be using our […]

Meet me at the Museum: Abby Taylor

March 27, 202011:30 amMarch 27, 2020 11:32 amLeave a Comment

I have spent most of my life in museums, one way or another. As a visitor, a volunteer and now as a member of staff. I remember going to The Potteries Museum with my parents and my grandparents as a child. In fact, it is my earliest museum memory. I loved spending time looking round […]

Pursuing the Archaeology of the Peak District

January 25, 20194:41 pmJanuary 25, 2019 4:47 pmLeave a Comment

The archaeology collections at the Potteries Museum cover many parts of Staffordshire, including parts of the county that fall within the boundaries of the Peak District National Park. I’m currently involved in a project, working closely with Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, to track down where archaeological collections from the Peak District have ended up. […]

Stoke-on-Trent Young Archaeologists’ Club

December 17, 20192:51 pmDecember 17, 2019 2:57 pm

PLEASE NOTE – our membership is fully subscribed, but get in touch if your child would like to be put on our waiting list. We are looking for Volunteer Assistants to join us in running Stoke-on-Trent YAC. Find out more. Stoke-on-Trent YAC is open to everyone aged 8–16 years. YAC clubs get involved in all […]

The Staffordshire Hoard

December 8, 20173:28 pmNovember 19, 2019 10:44 am

The Staffordshire Hoard is the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork ever found, comprising over 4,000 items. Archaeologists believe the Hoard was buried during the 7th Century (600-699AD), at a time when the region was part of the Kingdom of Mercia. The Hoard was jointly acquired by the Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Birmingham […]

This path one time long time ago

August 24, 20182:54 pmAugust 24, 2018 2:55 pmLeave a Comment

This exhibition comes from a collaboration between myself, the Natural History department of the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and AirSpace Gallery. It comes from a long term project that AirSpace has undertaken regarding the brownfield sites in and around Stoke-on-Trent. So the invitation was to think about the brownfield sites and the Natural History […]

Vlog: Meet Joe Perry, Local History Curator

April 3, 20208:00 amApril 2, 2020 2:44 pmLeave a Comment

Hello, welcome to the second of our Meet the Team video series where we quiz a member of the team and find out a bit more about their job and what makes the museum tick. What is your name and job title? My name is Joe Perry and I’m the Curator of Local History at […]