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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Foundation Stage Workshops

September 29, 201710:14 amFebruary 5, 2020 9:30 am

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 […]

Café

September 29, 20179:34 amJanuary 8, 2020 4:37 pm

The museum café offers a range of refreshments including freshly made sandwiches, baked potatoes and local delicacy – Staffordshire Oatcakes. There is also a selection of homemade cakes available and a licensed bar serving wine, beer and spirits. Check our menu for the full range of food and drinks on offer. We ask that seating […]

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, […]

Education

August 18, 201712:14 pmNovember 27, 2017 3:58 pm

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery provides a range of inspiring workshops from Foundation to Key Stage 4 classes. Our workshops have been carefully developed to inspire, involve and motivate. We offer hands on, interactive workshops where your pupils can get up close to our amazing collections. Our collections include: local history, natural science, fine […]

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, […]