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A Unique Memorial

November 11, 201911:14 amLeave a Comment

Visitors to the museum last November (2018) may remember seeing our exhibition, For The Fallen, which was centered around a unique, painted wall hanging, created to commemorate and honour the 5th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment. One year later, at this time of remembrance, I wanted to revisit the history and meaning of this special object. […]


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 […]

Behind the Scenes: Curiouser and Curiouser

March 30, 202011:12 amApril 2, 2020 9:10 amLeave a Comment

Hello, My name is Helen and I’m the Design Services Officer here at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. I’ve worked here for 23 years and my role is to design the look, colour scheme and graphics of the exhibitions and displays we put on at the museum. The Museum may be closed at the […]


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 […]

Ceramic Information Sheets

March 1, 20194:27 pm

The information sheets below have been compiled by the Ceramics Section of the museum and provide useful information on a variety of topics: Art Pottery and Industry Clarice and Her Contemporaries Composition of Sets Cow creamers Digging for early porcelain Guides to dating pottery from backstamps Reading List Staffordshire Portrait Figures


September 29, 201710:34 am

The gallery includes a technical section illustrating the production techniques of pottery and also includes more unusual collections, such as the Keiller collection of 667 cow creamer jugs and the Marjorie Davies collection of nearly 300 frog mugs.


September 29, 201711:07 amOctober 12, 2018 3:49 pm

Our ceramic collections include the finest collection of Staffordshire ceramics anywhere in the world, reflecting the City’s heritage as the centre of the English ceramics industry. It also includes the most comprehensive collection of British 20th century studio ceramics. As well as British ceramics, we have significant collections of ceramics from all over the world […]

Changing Fashions; Drinking and Dining

January 2, 20194:24 pmJanuary 2, 2019 4:26 pmLeave a Comment

This blog post is the product of Molly Woodhouse, a third year Photojournalism student at Staffordshire University, who undertook her ‘Work placement and career development’ module here at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. The research, interpretation, photography and delivery of this virtual exhibition was undertaken by Molly over the course of three months. All of […]


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 […]

Figure – Christ on the Cross

April 9, 20203:39 pmLeave a Comment

The ceramics gallery at the Potteries Museum has over 5,000 pieces on display. Some of them are very flamboyant and impossible to miss. Others are much more unassuming but in many instances, just as intriguing. Among them is this little model of Christ on the cross. Made in white salt-glazed stoneware it is, despite being […]