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, we have a Secret Garden where visitors can sit and enjoy the garden space which includes locally crafted works of art.
Discovered by a metal detectorist in 2009 and dating from the 7th century, this is the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found. Featured as part of our Anglo Saxon Kingdom of Mercia gallery.
Our Spitfire Gallery will showcase a spectacular Spitfire sculpture created by KMF
engineering apprentices until our RW388 Spitfire returns in 2019.
The Local History gallery represents the history of the people of Stoke-on-Trent. Arranged as a series of room settings depicting domestic and working life it includes a schoolroom, a pub and a chip shop.
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.
Explore the geology and wildlife around The Potteries. Find out about local wallabies, play nature-inspired games and relax by our native fish aquarium.
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.
Displayed works include examples from the key artistic movements of the late 19th and early 20th centuries such as urban and industrial painting- including the Camden Town School, and French-influenced early twentieth-century artists such as the Slade School and the Scottish Colourists.
The gallery showcases a diverse selection from the decorative arts collection, including textiles and costume, alongside contemporary design pieces.