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Galleries

August 18, 201712:15 pmJanuary 24, 2019 10:32 am

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery is home to diverse displays of art, local history, natural sciences and the world’s greatest collection of Staffordshire ceramics. The museum aims to be inclusive and open to all. We have reflection spaces around the museum where visitors can enjoy quiet moments. As well as areas within the galleries, […]

Key Stage 1 Workshops

September 29, 201710:14 amFebruary 4, 2020 4:14 pm

Animal Pots (Foundation/KS1) Study the creatures in the Ceramics Gallery, including the Minton Peacock. Make a clay container with an animal inside. Performing Puppets (Foundation/KS1) Explore a variety of puppets from our collection. Design and make a stick puppet with moving arms and legs. Toys from the Past (Foundation/KS1) What sort of toys did your […]

Meet Ozzy & Friends

April 2, 202010:00 amApril 3, 2020 9:26 amLeave a Comment

Hello! Your good friend Ozzy here. I was so excited to be able to share my museum adventures with you in our film. We’re all thrilled you like it. My friends do like to stretch their legs (and wings) when everyone has gone home. We do get up to a bit of mischief but I […]

Museum Treasures: Ozzy the Owl

February 2, 201811:15 amFebruary 2, 2018 2:22 pmLeave a Comment

Our Spitfire may have flown the nest for a little while but our favourite ceramic owl has stayed put. Ozzy first came to the world’s attention on an episode of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow in March 1990. He was acquired shortly afterwards by the museum to join the significant slipware collection and is one of the museum’s […]

Museum Treasures; Joseph Grimaldi Figure

January 5, 20183:37 pmJanuary 5, 2018 3:39 pmLeave a Comment

Staffordshire potters have been making figures since the mid 18th century. While most were purely decorative, in the 19th century they began making figures showing the celebrities of the day. Many figures depicted royalty or politicians but some of the most popular showed the stars of the stage. One was Joseph Grimaldi (1779-1837). The original […]

The Pottery riots in Burslem, August 1842

September 19, 201912:51 pmOctober 25, 2019 4:04 pmLeave a Comment

In the ceramics collection here at PMAG there are three items closely connected with the riots of 1842, each given to one of the protagonists: the man in charge of the Burslem police force, George Ryles; Captain Thomas Powys who gave the order to fire on the rioters; and the Chartist orator, Thomas Cooper, who […]

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 […]

Visit

August 18, 201712:14 pmFebruary 28, 2020 3:18 pm

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery is home to diverse displays of art, local history, natural sciences and the world’s greatest collection of Staffordshire ceramics. The museum aims to be inclusive and open to all. We have reflection spaces around the museum where visitors can enjoy quiet moments. As well as areas within the galleries, […]

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 […]